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Cabrini College to install Unicorn

Press Release: SIRSI Corporation [June 14, 1996]

Huntsville, AL (June 14, 1996) - Sirsi Corporation announced today the license of UNICORN to Cabrini College, located in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

SIRSI's Unicorn Collection Management System, using client/server technology, simplifies and improves the process of managing and accessing library holdings. Its UNIX base allows the flexibility of choosing different platforms, all of which operate with the same software. Its modular design enables users to build on the system's core Z39.50-compliant catalog, choosing and configuring additional modules according to local library needs.

Cabrini College will install UNICORN on a SUN Sparc host computer. The library has selected SIRSI's InfoVIEW graphical client with Z39.50 for Windows. In addition to offering a consistent graphical interface to all staff and patron modules licensed by the library, InfoVIEW provides URL hyperlinks from within the UNICORN catalog to multi-media resources.

Cabrini College was founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a worldwide organization of educational, medical and social service institutions. The College, which is private and co-educational, has over 2,000 students who are enrolled in its 30 full-time, part-time, and graduate programs.

The Holy Spirit Library of Cabrini College contains over 120,000 items in its print and non-print collections. The Library is a full member of OCLC and is a founding member of the Tri-state College Library Cooperative (TCLC). Through the College's participation in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education, the Library also explores creative ventures with other members. Cabrini College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Department of Education.

Company Background

SIRSI, founded in 1980, is a privately held company with headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. SIRSI develops, markets, and supports information technology solutions for libraries, businesses, and archives. With offices in major U.S. cities, and subsidiaries in Canada, the U.K. and Australia, the company has established its UNICORN products as the leading UNIX-based client/server library automation systems in the world. SIRSI has also responded to phenomenal interest in the World Wide Web with WebCat and VIZION, two products gaining broad support as the tools of choice for exploiting the vast potential of the Internet. For more information contact SIRSI at 689 Discovery Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806, phone: (205)922-9820, fax: (205) 922-9818, or visit SIRSI's Home Page at:

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Publication Year:1996
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:June 14, 1996
Publisher:SIRSI Corporation
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SIRSI Corporation
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: Cabrini College
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Record Number:6371
Last Update:2023-12-04 23:51:48
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00