HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – MAY 17, 2005 – Sirsi Corporation announced today that the DiscoverStation software solution from Userful is now SIP2-certified for the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System and the DRA Classic System. With a turnkey suite of management software that works seamlessly with Unicorn, libraries can ensure easy, reliable, and cost-efficient public computing. Libraries using DiscoverStation report an average TCO savings of 50% over traditional computing systems. These savings are created by DiscoverStation's ability to turn one computer into ten, its complete software solution, and its comprehensive support package, which generates IT staff time savings as high as 80%.
Daniel Griffin, Userful's VP Library Services said, "Libraries around the world are searching for a better way to do public computing. Traditional approaches are time consuming, expensive and all too often lead to less than satisfactory results. DiscoverStation has a strong track record of lowering libraries' costs and saving staff time while improving patron services. We're excited about partnering with Sirsi to ensure its libraries have access to an integrated public computing system that functions seamlessly with both Unicorn and Classic."
The Sirsi SIP2 Certification Program, an original certification program for the standard interchange protocol, version 2 (SIP2), enables third-party vendors to ensure that their SIP2-compliant products integrate seamlessly with Sirsi systems. Once a third-party product is Sirsi SIP2-Certified, Sirsi users will know that they can take advantage of best-of-breed, SIP2-compliant products in their Sirsi environment. In addition to vendors that are taking part in Sirsi's SIP2 Certification Program, Sirsi has a range of Sirsi Technology Partners who also provide SIP2-compliant products that integrate with Sirsi systems. For a list of Sirsi Technology Partners, visit http://www.sirsi.com/Partners/partners_certification.html.
Founded in 1999, Userful has been transforming the world of desktop computing with their unique ten-to-one multi-desktop software. Userful's innovation of turning one computer into ten has earned them the status of technology leaders in the field of desktop computing. Through their compelling ten-to-one advantage, and turnkey suite of software Userful has gained a strong presence in the library market; and has helped libraries around the world dramatically simplify their public computing. Userful's mission is to become the dominant platform for affordable desktop computing worldwide.
For more information about Userful and DiscoverStation, visit Userful's online newsroom at www.userful.com.
About Sirsi Corporation
Founded in 1979, Sirsi Corporation develops, sells, and supports a comprehensive integrated suite of software solutions for meeting the information management and sharing needs of libraries and library users around the world. From the open, evolutionary integrated library system technology in the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System... to leading-edge data analysis and intelligence tools in Sirsi Director's Station... to leading-edge solutions such as Sirsi Rooms 2.0 for library users seeking unparalleled access to the world of knowledge... Sirsi and its partners provide the broadest array of information management products and services for the library community. Sirsi solutions serve more than 10,000 libraries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. For more information about Sirsi, please see www.sirsi.com.