LONDON —March 8, 2004 — Sirsi Corporation, celebrating 25 years of delivering technology “firsts” to the library community, announced today that the library services of Kingston upon Hull City Council and North East Lincolnshire Council have chosen the Sirsi Unicorn® Library Management System to improve library services. "Sirsi was chosen for its close fit to the strategic aims and objectives of the two library services and its ability to help deliver E-Government targets – library services that are e-enabled and remotely accessible, said Ms. Jo Edge, principal libraries officer for Kingston upon Hull City Council. “The enhanced functionality of the system will enable us to offer a better service to both library customers and staff, and we also look forward to the valuable revenue savings the system will deliver."
The suite of Sirsi products and services for the Councils include the Unicorn system, iBistro e-Library Solution with Sirsi DataStream enriched content, WorkFlows® staff interface with cataloging, authority control, circulation, acquisitions with EDI (electronic data interchange) and serials control, interlibrary loan, outreach services, Knowledge Portal, and SmartPORT.
About Kingston upon Hull City Libraries
Kingston upon Hull City Libraries operates a network of 17 service points across the city, including the Central Library, which is currently being refurbished but which will fully re-open in the Spring with the new Sirsi system installed. The libraries contribute to the learning, skills, and culture agendas of the City Council, which in turn underpin the recognition that education is the key to many of life's opportunities and the economic prosperity of the city.
About North East Lincolnshire Council Libraries
North East Lincolnshire Council operates 12 libraries in the urban areas of Grimsby, Cleethorpes, and Immingham. Libraries are primarily supporting the drive for the regeneration of the area by providing access to learning opportunities, digital services, and community based information services.
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.