St. Louis — January 26, 2004 — Sirsi Corporation, celebrating 25 years of delivering technology "firsts" to the library community, announced today that the Gloucester County Library System (NJ), host for the GLO-NET consortium, has chosen the Sirsi suite of products and services to replace its existing Dynix system. The Gloucester County Library and Gloucester Online Library Database (GOLD) are combining, doubling the size of the consortium, adding new services, and ensuring that patrons will have access to all materials available in Gloucester County. The system will feature new technologies and services for both library personnel and library patrons through upgrades to GOLD's existing Sirsi system and the addition of new Sirsi products. GLO-NET and GOLD will form LOG-IN, Libraries of Gloucester-Salem Information Network, and will go live on Sirsi later in 2004. "Sirsi has a full range of offerings and a reputation for developing the products and services that libraries need to change and grow," said Robert Wetherall, director of the Gloucester County Library. "Sirsi is on the cutting edge. In the years to come we know that this flexibility will enable us to add new modules and new products, like Sirsi RoomsTM, in the future."
LOG-IN's suite of Sirsi products includes an upgrade of Unicorn® Library Management System, iBistro e-Library Solutions, and Sirsi Data Stream; the addition of acquisitions and serials control modules to WorkFlows,® and Sirsi Voice Automation. The Gloucester County College will continue to host the Sirsi system for the combined consortium. "This partnership to create LOG-IN is a tremendous service to the total community, allowing us to distribute resources, services, and materials to the widest audience. Sirsi worked with us to make this happen," said Ellen Tiedrich, director of the GOLD Consortium. "We have been delighted with Sirsi since GOLD selected the system in 2000. It was our system of choice then and remains so. We knew Sirsi technology had the scalability to bring both consortia into one seamless organization. In fact, if GLO-NET had not selected Sirsi, I don't believe that this advancement in services to our community would be possible."
LOG-IN (www.loginlibraries.org) will have a combined circulation of 1 million items, more than 100,000 patrons, and more than 600,000 titles serving 15 public, school, and academic libraries. For current information on GLO-NET and GOLD, visit at http://www.gcls.org and www.gccnj.edu, respectively.
In 2004, Sirsi Corporation (www.sirsi.com) celebrates 25 years as the strategic technology partner to more than 10,000 libraries around the world. A strong, growing company, we are dedicated to providing the library community with forward-thinking information technology solutions, including Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System, the first client/server-based and UNIX-based integrated library system; Sirsi iBistro and iLink, the first e-Library solutions with streaming enriched content; Sirsi Rooms, the first suite of context management solutions; and Sirsi Director's Station, the first information analysis tool for library executives. Sirsi maintains operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, and Singapore.