HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 28, 2000) Creighton University, ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its "2000 College Rankings" as the number one university in the Midwest Region for the past four years, has chosen Sirsi Corporation's Unicorn Library Management System and Hyperion Digital Media Archive for its campus libraries. According to Ann Kitchel, associate director of Creighton's law library and project director for the SIRSI implementation, Creighton chose SIRSI after a vigorous, yearlong review of library automation systems. "Creighton's staff was impressed by the many robust features of the system, including the ability to easily customize the Web OPAC, the flexibility of the system, its ability to handle electronic resources, and the friendly and efficient staff interface of the WorkFlows staff client. Unicorn is an Oracle-based product, which was appealing to us," Kitchel said.
"We are really excited at the opportunity to offer the university community easier, faster and better access to electronic resources, both through Unicorn and Hyperion," Kitchel said. "The library staff at Creighton is planning projects that will take advantage of Hyperion's ability to handle digital images of materials that are currently difficult to access and manage. Hyperion has the potential of opening up new sources of information that will enhance the study, teaching and research at Creighton University."
Three campus libraries support Creighton students: the Reinert Alumni Library, which is the undergraduate and graduate library; the Klutznick Law Library/McGrath, North, Mullin, Kratz Legal Research Center; and the Health Sciences Library/Learning Resource Center.
Founded in 1878 in Omaha, Neb., Creighton is an independent Catholic university operated by the Jesuits. Approximately 6,300 students are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Business Administration; the Graduate School; University College and Summer Sessions; and the schools of Nursing, Medicine, Law, Pharmacy, and Allied Health.
SIRSI, the leader in library technology, is a privately held company founded in 1979, 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 America, the Middle East, the People's Republic of China and the United Kingdom, the company has established its Unicorn products as the leading client/server library information system in the world.