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Press Release: SIRSI Corporation [December 30, 2002]

Copyright (c) 2002 SIRSI Corporation

Abstract: Sirsi Corporation announced that the Golden Triangle Regional Library Consortium has chosen the Unicorn Library Management System, including the WorkFlows Staff Client, iBistro and iLink user interface systems, and the Hyperion Digital Media Archive for its 14 libraries.


St. Louis — 12/30/2002 — Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world*, announced today that the Golden Triangle Regional Library Consortium (GTRLC) has chosen the Unicorn® Library Management System, including the WorkFlows Staff Client, iBistro and iLink user interface systems, and the Hyperion Digital Media Archive for its 14 libraries. The consortium is comprised of 10 public libraries, two academic libraries, including Mississippi State University (MSU) and Mississippi University for Women, and two K-12 school libraries.

GTRLC was established in 1993 as a means of increasing the sharing of resources and automation costs as well as the sharing of technical expertise. Charter members include the MSU Libraries and the Mississippi University for Women Library. As members of the consortium, libraries add their bibliographic and user databases to the library automation system housed at MSU. Each member uses the system for its circulation, online catalog, acquisitions and serials system. The majority of the technical expertise and management of the system is located at MSU. In terms of user interface systems, Sirsi's iBistro e-Library will be used by users of the public libraries; iLink will be used by users of the academic libraries.

"The staff is excited about moving forward with the technology to open all of our library catalogs and the world-wide web through a single interface for our public users through iBistro," said Stephen Cunetto, administrator of systems for the MSU libraries. "For MSU, the functionality of these products will assist us in moving forward as a research library institution from an academic perspective as well, thanks to iLink. MSU Libraries will continue to serve as the premier campus information resource by providing its communities of users an ongoing, creative, technologically advanced library program that supports, enhances, and inspires education, scholarship, and service of the highest caliber in an environment of free and open inquiry and with a commitment to excellence."

"The consortium staff is very excited about the WorkFlows staff interface," said Cunetto. "It allows us to do our jobs more easily and efficiently. Along with the ease of use of iLink and iBistro, we expect to see a major impact on how our end-users are served. This, we hope, will enhance their library experience."

MSU Libraries is now planning another project in support its mission to collect, manage, ensure access to, and facilitate analysis of information necessary for superior learning, research, and service. "We are in the process of digitizing our Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music collection and making it available to researchers around the world through Hyperion. The collection has been mentioned in articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education and more recently in the 'Scout Report,'" said Cunetto. "I think library users will be pleasantly surprised by the rich site we have developed at http://library.msstate.edu/ragtime. Researchers all over the world are using this site and resource. There are over 22,000 pieces of sheet music that we plan to digitize."

About Mississippi State University

The Mississippi State University Library faculty and staff are committed to excellence and to the University's overall goals of teaching, research and service. We are committed to making the Library "The Place" where patrons are secure in knowing that they will have the facilities, services, resources, assistance and support that they need.

MSU Libraries is comprised of the Main Library, Mitchell Memorial Library, and two branch libraries, Architecture Branch Library and the College of Veterinary Medicine Library. In addition to an expanding collection of over 1,576,409 volumes and a journal collection of 15,574 titles, an array of other resources is made available via the World Wide Web and through other expanding information technology resources.

The mission of Mississippi State University Libraries is to support the University mission by providing four essential services for its user communities: collecting, managing, ensuring access to, and facilitating analysis of information necessary for superior learning, research, and service. Visit MSU at http://nt.library.msstate.edu.

About Sirsi

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.

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Publication Year:2002
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:December 30, 2002
Publisher:SIRSI Corporation
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SIRSI Corporation
SirsiDynix
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: Triangle Regional Library Consortium
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Online access:http://www.sirsi.com/Sirsinews/Dec2002/20021230msu.html
Record Number:10200
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00