St. Louis — May 12, 2003 — Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of technology for libraries around the world*, today announced that the Anne Arundel County Public Library, based in Annapolis, Maryland, has selected the Unicorn® Library Management System and the iBistro e-Library solution with DataStream content for their large user community. "We are pleased to continue our relationship with Sirsi by migrating to the exceptional Unicorn system," said John McGarty, chief of automation and technical services. Anne Arundel County Public Library holds more than 1.1 million items and boasts a circulation of more than five million items each year. "We trusted Sirsi to handle our data and ensure a smooth transition. They have the experience and offer the personal attention that we demand," said McGarty.
"The benefits of iBistro with DataStream will give our users access to vast amounts of information and enhance their library experience-whether at the library or online at home," said McGarty. The Sirsi DataStream, available on subscription, provides library users with access to enriched content such as reviews and summaries of cataloged materials, outstanding Web resources, and virtually any other electronic content available today through partnerships with leading content providers.
"Our relationship with Anne Arundel County Public Library is one of shared respect for the library community and a shared purpose of meeting the needs of that community," said Andrew Morrice, vice president of sales & marketing and international operations. "By moving to Unicorn, Anne Arundel County Public Library users will enjoy greater functionality and the library will receive continued individual attention from Sirsi."
About Anne Arundel County Public Library
Founded in 1921, the Anne Arundel County Public Library is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. Located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, along the Chesapeake Bay, Anne Arundel County's diverse population of more than 500,000 residents is served by 15 library branches countywide. More than 1 million items constitute the library's collection, and staff responds to nearly 300,000 inquiries from the public each year. In addition to its information services and popular materials, the library also provides story time programming for children, literacy materials for adult new readers, special business and health collections, and services for persons with disabilities.
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 RoomsTM, and a full slate of services.