Huntsville, Ala. (April 21, 2000) The library at Bombardier Aéronautique / Bombardier Aerospace, the world's third largest civil aircraft manufacturer, has selected Sirsi Corporation's UnicornTM Library Management System to replace its current library automation system. According to Caroline Fortin, Librarian/System Administrator, SIRSI will provide the library with a mature, high-quality client/server system at an affordable cost.
Library staff will use SIRSI's WorkFlows staff client to manage authority, circulation, acquisitions, and serials functions. The WebCat Online Public Access Catalog will enable employees to locate materials online, rather than having to route requests through the library's circulation desk.
Headquartered at Montréal Airport (Dorval), Bombardier Aerospace is a world leader in business jet, regional and amphibious aircraft.
Founded in 1947 when the company was still known as Canadair Limited, the Bombardier Aerospace Library today houses one of the largest and finest collections of aeronautical literature in North America. Its collection includes more than 100,000 items covering engineering, space research, transportation, management and computer technology, among other topics. Located at Bombardier's Montréal facility, the library's materials are available by fax or courier to its 31,000 employees at all company locations, including Toronto, various U.S. cities and Ireland. The library also offers a personalized research service for employees who need technical information on specific topics.
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.