Huntsville, Alabama — July 21, 2003 — Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world*, announced today that the University of Texas at Tyler has selected the Sirsi suite of products and services for academic libraries to promote learning, enhance research capabilities, and improve access to resources. "We chose Sirsi's suite because Sirsi allows us to grow with emerging technologies and provides the tools we need today to deliver information and knowledge to our end-users," said Jeanne Pyle, director of UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library. "Sirsi has the solutions we know will improve our ability to meet the information needs of our students, faculty, and the University's community-at-large."
The University's suite of Sirsi products includes the Unicorn® Library Management System, iLink Online Scholar's Portal, DataStream enriched content, WorkFlows®, and related services.
"Sirsi's products will help library personnel ensure that students, faculty, and staff – regardless of location – have access to library resources and services," said Pyle. "We will continue to provide and enhance a variety of opportunities for end-users, emphasizing contemporary technologies, to assist users in developing information literacy skills for life-long learning."
"Sirsi continues to be the system of choice for academic libraries," said Sirsi's director of sales, Charles Farley. "We are pleased to work with the University of Texas at Tyler and to offer solutions that can assist them in reaching their specific goals for serving their user community today and far into in the future."
About the University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler's Robert R. Muntz Library mission is to support and enhance the University's instructional, research, and service activities by providing high-quality information services for students, faculty, staff, and the University's community-at-large. The Muntz Digital Library includes a public access catalog, numerous databases available by subject or alphabetically, off-campus access to resources, online and print periodicals, electronic course reserves, academic Internet subject guides, commercial search engines, the Texas Information Literacy Tutorial, student email, and the Blackboard server.
Sirsi (www.sirsi.com) 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 Context Management Solutions, and a full slate of services.