Huntsville, Alabama — 02/03/2003 — Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world*, announced today that the Richmond Public Library has chosen the Sirsi Unicorn® Library Management System for managing its operations and the iBistro Electronic Library for serving its user community. The library will be operating the system on an IBM AIX series with Oracle. "Sirsi provides the products and functionality that affects the end-user profoundly," said Robert Rieffel, director and city librarian. "The system meets the criteria of what today's users need to enjoy the full library experience, whether on-line or at the library. Our library has been aggressively pursuing the right products and services to move librarianship into the information age and beyond – Sirsi helps us reach that goal."
"The mission of the Richmond Public Library is to enrich lives and to expand opportunities for all our citizens by promoting reading and the active use of cultural, intellectual, and information resources through dedication to excellence and professional service," said Rieffel. "Sirsi understands our mission and provides a cost-effective solution to meet the needs of our library today –and in the future."
About the Richmond Public Library
Since the first patrons walked though its doors in the fall of 1924, the Richmond Public Library has been striving to fulfill the information needs of the citizens of Richmond and the surrounding communities. The Richmond Public Library is comprised of nine libraries in the Richmond, Virginia area. Last year, nearly half a million patrons received services. Today, Richmond Public Library keeps pace with a changing society and offers services ranging from Homework Help to Public Access to computers and Internet. For more information, contact the Richmond Public Library at www.richmondpubliclibrary.org.
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.