ST. LOUIS — March 15, 2004 — Sirsi Corporation, celebrating 25 years of delivering technology "firsts" to the library community, announced today that Libramation is the newest vendor to successfully complete the Sirsi SIP2 Certification Program. Libramation's self-check unit, Mark 3 Easy-Check, and the return and sort combination of ACT-R and ACT-S are fully integrated with Sirsi products to authenticate the patron database and circulation database. Libramation's Mark 3 Easy-Check allows patrons to self-checkout materials, access their accounts, review materials presently borrowed, and renew lending periods. The Mark 3 Easy-Check significantly reduces handwork for library personnel. ACT-R and ACT-S allow patrons to independently return materials while circulation data is automatically updated and security strips are reactivated.
"We are delighted to have products that save libraries time and resources while also providing patrons with the freedom to checkout and return materials independently with Mark 3 Easy-Check, ACT-R, and ACT-S," said Frank Mussche, Libramation president and owner. "Moreover, we are able to provide our clients with a guarantee that these products are SIP2-certified and will work seamlessly with Sirsi products."
"We learned that SIP2 was the key to integrating our new automatic book return and sorting system from Libramation with our integrated library system. Sirsi's SIP2 Certification Program allowed Libramation to meet that need," said Robin Middleton, library services supervisor at the Oxnard (CA) Public Library. "Sirsi SIP2 certification ensures libraries that third-party vendor products will work seamlessly with Sirsi products. We're delighted that Libramation is Sirsi SIP2-Certified."
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 www.sirsi.com/Aboutsirsi/sip2partners2.html.
Libramation (www.libramation.com) is positioned as a leader in library automation equipment technology and ergonomic work environments, and recognizes the necessity to continue to partner with the library community to improve library processes. We take pride in knowing that our systems and service are continually evolving to meet the needs and expectations of our clients.
Libramation is located in Edmonton Alberta Canada with a satellite office in California and has a sister company, Kno-Tech, in the Netherlands. The company's contemporary and functional automation products have progressed from front of the house Easy-Check units, to automated return and sorting systems, and our latest, the Lib~Chip RFID Library and Self Check solutions. Installations include Canada, Washington, California, Oregon, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Arizona.
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.