St. Louis-November 10, 2003-Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of library technology around the world*, announced today that the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc) has selected Sirsi to improve service and collection management. "Unicorn was chosen because it matched our requirements regarding WorkFlows functionality, the potential of iLink, and the price," said Pascal Letellier, Teagasc librarian. "We have been very impressed by the migration of all our records to the new system and by the data conversion process in to MARC 21. We are also very pleased with the attentive customer support."
Teagasc's suite of Sirsi products include the Unicorn Library Management System, iLink Online Scholar's Portal, WorkFlows staff interface, including cataloging, authority control, circulation, serials control, and interlibrary loan.
"The implementation of Unicorn will give us the opportunity to improve our service provision and collection management," sail Letellier. "iLink will provide user-friendly access to a combined library catalog on every desktop PC. It will promote valuable material and make staff members aware of the library resources."
Teagasc is the national body in Ireland, which provides integrated research, advisory, and training services to the agriculture, food industry, and rural communities. The organization has a network of eight specialist libraries covering food processing, dairying, beef, sheep, arable crops, horticulture, environmental protection, economics, and rural development.
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 Context Management Solutions, and a full slate of services.