ST. LOUIS-December 15, 2003-Sirsi Corporation, the leader in new-name sales of library technology around the world*, announced today the newest software vendor to complete the Sirsi SIP2 Certification Program. OverDrive has certified that its Digital Library Reserve, v188.8.131.523, will integrate with Sirsi's Unicorn® Library Management System and DRA Classic. "We're excited to be accepted into the Sirsi SIP2-Certification program," said Steve Potash, CEO and president of OverDrive. "We have engineered our Digital Library Reserve solution to allow seamless integration into Sirsi's library solutions - providing a solid foundation for secure eBook lending and distribution."
The Sirsi SIP2 Certification Program, an original certification program for the standard interchange protocol, version 2 (SIP2), enables third-party vendors to ensure that their SIP2-compliant products integrate seamlessly with Sirsi systems. Once a third-party product is Sirsi SIP2-Certified, Sirsi users will know that they can take advantage of best-of-breed, SIP2-compliant products in their Sirsi environment. In addition to vendors that are taking part in Sirsi's SIP2 Certification Program, Sirsi also has a range of Sirsi Technology Partners who also provide SIP2-compliant products that integrate with Sirsi systems. For a list of Sirsi Technology Partners, visit http://www.sirsi.com/Aboutsirsi/techpartners2.html.
About OverDrive, Inc.
OverDrive (www.overdrive.com) provides digital media solutions for leading retailers, publishers, and libraries in the US and abroad including HarperCollins Publishers, Random House, McGraw-Hill, WHSmith, and others. OverDrive is a strategic partner to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Adobe Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE). The company is a Gold Sponsor of the Open eBook Forum. OverDrive was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
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.