St. Louis-October 27, 2003-Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world*, announced today a technology partnership with Openly Informatics, Inc., the world's leading provider of OEM linking software and services. Sirsi has selected Openly Informatics OpenURL linking technology as the core engine for Sirsi Resolver, Sirsi's solution for OpenURL resolution and linking. Offered as a standalone product and integrated with Sirsi Rooms(tm) Context Management Solutions, Sirsi Resolver can be configured to work seamlessly with all of Sirsi's online products including iBistro, iLink, Web2, and the new Sirsi SingleSearch. Using information provided by these searching tools, the Openly engine powers Sirsi Resolver to provide deep-linking access to full-text content for tens of thousands of journal articles and online services for books and all other bibliographic formats.
"We are delighted to be working with Sirsi, one of the best library system vendors in the world," said Eric Hellman, president of Openly Informatics. "The OpenURL linking technology in Sirsi Rooms will help users click easily from one part of the library to another, getting them the information they want and need."
"The technology and expertise that Openly provides are the best in the industry and give Sirsi customers the best solutions for quickly gaining access to content and materials that they find through searching," said Mark Moorehead, Sirsi's director of product management.
About Openly Informatics, Inc.
Openly Informatics, Inc., is the world's leading provider of OEM linking software and services. Openly Informatics software and date can be found hidden inside solutions developed and marketed by the world's leading integrated library system and information aggregator vendors. Information on Openly Informatics, Inc. is available at www.openly.com.
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.