LONDON — Oct. 17, 2002 — The British Museum Library of Anthropology has chosen the Unicorn Library Management System to replace its existing Bookshelf system. Unicorn is powered by Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world*.
The British Museum Anthropology Library incorporates the former library of the Royal Anthropological Institutes and is one of the more important and influential anthropological libraries in the world. Senior Librarian Sheila Mackie said, "Unicorn was chosen because it was the system that most closely matched the needs of the Anthropology Library and those of the other libraries of the British Museum."
Unicorn is distributed and supported by Sirsi Corporation, specialists in the library and information systems industry. The software technology has been designed and developed over a 20-year period. "We were impressed by its strong functionality across all modules and its high degree of flexibility, including its ability to take on board our existing in-house subject thesaurus. Further factors in our decision were the company's commitment to the development of the core product and its proven record in customer support, " said Mackie.
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, and a full slate of services.