Huntsville, Alabama — March 11, 2003 — Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world*, announced today that California's Orange County Public Library (OCPL), has selected its Unicorn Library Management System, as well as the iBistro e-Library solution with DataStream content to serve the library and the Orange County community.
"We were impressed with Sirsi's strong track record in library automation, the enthusiastic references we received from other Sirsi users, and the economical package Sirsi offers," said County Librarian John Adams. "Sirsi will provide the users of the Orange County Public Library with a state-of-the-art online information system, enhance their ability to draw upon our existing print collections, and improve the efficiency of internal library operations."
"We are delighted that the Orange County Public Library has chosen Sirsi," said Charles Farley, Sirsi's sales director. "OCPL is a top-notch library with a keen focus on their community and on the future; we're proud to be a part of such an outstanding organization."
About Orange County Public Library
The Orange County Public Library is a network of 32 community libraries including an outlet in Orangewood Children's Home to provide a variety of services to residents throughout the County. Some of the branches are operated within the jurisdiction of the county's 33 cities and some within the county's unincorporated area. The mission of OCPL is to provide a framework for the delivery of relevant resources meeting end-users' educational, cultural, civic, business and life-long learning needs through a network of locally-focused libraries in which knowledgeable, service-oriented staff members offer access to information, books, and other materials in a variety of formats using contemporary technology, and which encourage and foster reciprocal community involvement to educate, inform, and enrich the lives of a diverse population.
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, and a full slate of services.