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Press Release: SIRSI Corporation [February 17, 2003]

Toulouse Public Library celebrates Sirsi's library solutions

Huntsville, Alabama-February 17, 20003-Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world*, announced today that the Toulouse Library Network has purchased Sirsi's Unicorn Library Management System®, the Hyperion Digital Media Archive, and the iBistro e-Library. The Toulouse Library Network unveiled iBistro to the public earlier this month at the newly renovated Périgord building. The event featured more than 30 workstations demonstrating iBistro. "We are very pleased that the first purchase of Sirsi's iBistro e-Library solution in France has been given such an amazing reception," said Andrew Morrice, Sirsi vice president of sales & marketing and international operations.

"We are proud to provide the library with the technology it needs to serve its 20 branches and its user community better than ever before." Completion of the integrated library system is anticipated for May 2003. "The Toulouse Public Library will now offer its community of users the first e-library solution with French-language content, along with the first Unicorn system," said Morrice.

Périgord, the former central library for the system, will eventually hold the network's rare books collection, while the new central library, Cabanis, will be opened to the public in October. In addition, the Regional School of Music, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Natural History will also be added to the network.

"The library is also working on creating a website, building its multimedia collection, and utilizing the Hyperion Digital Media Archive for precious holdings," said Morrice. Currently, more than 250 staff members at Toulouse are in training for the new system; Toulouse plans to provide 500-600 user workstations.

About Toulouse Public Library

Founded at the end of the 18th century (1772-75), the Toulouse Public Library is one of the largest public libraries in France. It became a municipal library in 1803.

About Sirsi

Sirsi ( recognizes that today's librarians are on a mission to break down walls - barriers that limit the knowledge and resources accessible to library users. A partner with leading libraries around the globe since 1979, Sirsi provides software and services that assist libraries in breaking down walls, thereby promoting learning, empowerment, and opportunity for diverse user communities. Sirsi's portfolio of products and services includes the iBistro and iLink e-Library solutions, the Unicorn Library Management System, the Hyperion Digital Media Archive, Sirsi Rooms, and a full slate of services.

Summary: Sirsi Corporation announced that the Toulouse Library Network has purchased Sirsi''s Unicorn Library Management System, the Hyperion Digital Media Archive, and the iBistro e-Library.
Publication Year:2003
Type of Material:Press Release
Date Issued:February 17, 2003
Publisher:SIRSI Corporation
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SIRSI Corporation
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: Toulouse Library Network
Subject: System announcements -- selection

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