POTTERS BAR, England (October 1998) - The library at Denton Hall, a major London-based law firm, has chosen Sirsi Corporation's UnicornTM Library Management System to replace their existing MIRES system.
The Unicorn system will be installed under the Solaris operating system on a Sun Ultra 10S and will provide access via a Graphical User Interface (WorkflowsTM with Z39.50) to Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) services, cataloguing, authority control, circulation, acquisitions and serials control, together with an information gateway to external services over the Internet. Access to the OPAC will also be available through the World Wide Web via WebCat.
The library at Denton Hall provides information services to the firm's lawyers in the United Kingdom and in its overseas offices. Unicorn was chosen because it met the library's present needs and was able to provide flexibility for future development. Head of Information Sue Ashton commented, "We wanted a reliable system which would support our need for efficient and effective management of our resources but one which would also enable us to innovate for future development. We believe the Unicorn system offers this flexibility."
SIRSI, founded in 1979, is a privately held company with headquarters in Huntsville, Ala. SIRSI uses the most advanced technology available to provide easy-to-use information systems for libraries, businesses and archives. With offices in major U.S. cities and subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, Latin American, the Middle East and the United Kingdom, the company has established its Unicorn products as the leading client/server library information systems in the world.