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College of the Rockies to Install Unicorn

Press Release: SIRSI Corporation [January 28, 1997]

Huntsville, AL (January 28, 1997) - Sirsi Corporation announced today the license of UNICORN to the College of the Rockies located in Cranbrook, SE British Columbia, Canada.

In its 20 year history, the College of the Rockies has changed significantly. From a handful of classrooms scattered into downtown Cranbrook, to a comprehensive multi-campus system, the College of the Rockies is committed to creating and providing high-quality, relevant, flexible, life-long educational and training opportunities for learners.

The library provides both reference and information services to the college and to the public. The College is running UNICORN on a DEC Alpha 1000 System. Holdings include a collection of 40,000 titles including books, video programs, magazines, government documents, newspapers, pamphlets, media programs and computer programs. Heather Schneider, College of the Rockies Director of Information and Educational Technology stated that they were "looking for a software package that would help lead the college into the 21st Century and we b elieve that we have found such a software package in SIRSI's UNICORN." Ms. Schneider also said "Once implemented, we will have a fully integrated and dynamic automation system that will make one stop information shopping possible in our College and region. In particular the College was impressed with UNICORN's client/server architecture, UNIX platform, accessibility via the internet using standard web browsers and the flexibility and customization that the system has which accommodates the needs of smaller college libraries."

Company Background

SIRSI, founded in 1980, is a privately held company with headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. SIRSI develops, markets, and supports information software systems for libraries, businesses and archives. Its products include WebCat(tm) and VIZION(tm), Web information managers; Digital Media Archives; and InfoBASE for data warehousing. 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. For more information, please contact SIRSI via phone at (205) 922-9820, fax at (205) 922-9818, or the World Wide Web at

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Publication Year:1997
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:January 28, 1997
Publisher:SIRSI Corporation
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SIRSI Corporation
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: College of the Rockies
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Record Number:6417
Last Update:2023-11-11 23:47:39
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00