HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — March 25, 2005 — Sirsi Corporation announced today that the Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC) Library Service in Spain recently selected Sirsi technology to improve access to library services for its users. COAC consists of five main branches in the Spanish region of Catalonia: Barcelona, Ebre, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona. The Library offers specialized holdings on architecture, town planning, and construction, as well as other related subjects such as art and design theory, art history, interior design, landscape art, and computer science. Library users include architects, students, and researchers.
COAC's suite of Sirsi solutions includes the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System, iBistro e-Library, SmartPort Z39.50 Copy Cataloging Client, Circulation, Acquisitions, Authority and Serials Control, and a Knowledge Portal to external services on the Web. Users will be able to access resources in Catalonian, Spanish, and English.
About Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya
Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya is a public legal entity of obligatory membership for freelance professionals of architecture, and voluntary membership for those who either do not practice or do so under other systems. It was established in 1931 although some of its sections date back over a hundred years; this is the case of the Library, which was passed on by the former Association of Architects of Catalonia, founded in 1890. The COAC represents all active architects in Catalonia, at present a body of over 6,200 professionals.
Founded in 1979, Sirsi Corporation develops, sells, and supports a comprehensive integrated suite of software solutions for meeting the information management and sharing needs of libraries and library users around the world. From the open, evolutionary integrated library system technology in the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System... to leading-edge data analysis and intelligence tools in Sirsi Director's Station... to leading-edge solutions such as Sirsi Rooms 2.0 for library users seeking unparalleled access to the world of knowledge... Sirsi and its partners provide the broadest array of information management products and services for the library community. Sirsi solutions serve more than 10,000 libraries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. For more information about Sirsi, please see www.sirsi.com.