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Academic libraries choose Unicorn Collection Management System

Press Release: SIRSI Corporation [September 28, 1993]

Huntsville, Alabama - SIRSI Corporation is pleased to announce that its Unicorn Collection Management System will be installed at Essex Community College and Seattle University.

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the James A. Newpher Library at Essex Community College will run the UNICORN system on an IBM RISC System/6000 Model 360 host computer. In addition to the bibliographic and inventory control module, Essex has licensed the academic reserves, circulation control, and enhanced public access modules. Debra Sambuco, Coordinator of Cataloging and Automation, was most impressed by SIRSI's technology and experience. 'We wanted a UNIX-based system, and UNICORN was originally written for UNIX and had all the modules we needed. SIRSI also has lots of experience with academic libraries, and the SIRSI customers to whom we talked were very enthusiastic about the system."

The A. A. Lemieux Library at Seattle University, located in Seattle, Washington, has licensed the academic reserves, acquisitions, authority control, bibliographic and inventory control, enhanced public access, serials control, and multiuser gateway modules. UNICORN will be installed on an IBM RISC System/6000 Model 550 host computer. Lawrence Thomas, Director, said "The quality of the Unicorn system and the cooperative attitude of Sirsi's employees very important in making our choice."

Founded by information and computer professionals in 1979, SIRSI Corporation, based in Huntsville, Alabama, is one of the world's leading suppliers of information automation. SIRSI's multiuser UNIX-based systems offer modules to automate all aspects of information management. SIRSI systems are installed worldwide in academic, public, law, medical, government and corporate environments.

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Publication Year:1993
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 28, 1993
Publisher:SIRSI Corporation
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SIRSI Corporation
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: Essex Community College
Seattle University
Record Number:6435
Last Update:2023-12-05 22:10:07
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00