SEATTLE — February 24, 2004 — Sirsi Corporation, celebrating 25 years of delivering technology “firsts” to the library community, announced today the Petersburg Public Library (AK) has selected Sirsi to update, improve, and enhance library services and staff productivity. “We were using Talisman, a 20-year-old, text-based system, and frankly, we were concerned about transferring data from this outdated system to Sirsi,” said library director Tara Alcock. “Our migration is going very smoothly, and Sirsi personnel have been extremely helpful by providing insight and guidance to move our library to the system that will take us into the future.”
Petersburg Public Library's suite of Sirsi products and services include the Unicorn® Library Management System, WorkFlows® staff interface, and the iBistro e-Library solution. “We are delighted to be moving to a system that will not only 'catch-up' the library from a text-based to a Windows®-based environment, but also a system that will grow with our library's plans,” said Alcock. “We are looking at Sirsi as the solution for today and for the next several years. I simply cannot express the professionalism and dedication of the Sirsi staff in working with us.”
“Part of our library's success has been the caring assistance and expert library professionals who have worked diligently to provide the best service possible for the last 20 years with an outdated system,” said Alcock. “Now, we will have the library community's state-of-the-art system to improve our ability to meet the educational and recreational needs of our community and to reach out to all members of our community.”
“Our mission is to be a dynamic small town library. We inform, enrich, and empower every citizen in our community by creating and promoting free and easy access to a vast array of ideas and information,” said Alcock. “This mission will become an even greater reality through the iBistro e-Library, which will give library patrons 24/7 access to the library through the Internet.”
“The Petersburg Public Library sale continues the trend of libraries in Alaska moving to Sirsi,” said Sirsi's Marty Keeley, vice president of strategic initiatives & sales. “We're delighted to serve these remarkable librarians who continue to ensure better access to information and resources for their communities.” The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Library Network also selected Sirsi.
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.