HUNTSVILLE, Ala.April 26, 2004-- Sirsi Corporation, celebrating 25 years of delivering technology firsts to the library community, announced today that the Navy Department Library has selected Sirsi's suite of products and services to ensure free and equal access to the library's users. "The rapid and efficient access to our collections via the Internet provides our diverse audiences the opportunity to browse the library shelves virtually through the online public access catalog, called iLink," said Jean Hort, library director. "To find unique manuscript cruise journals of the early sailing Navy or current research guides, iLink is an excellent tool for today's library users: here at the library, as well as from navy offices, at home, or at school." The Navy Department Library's Oracle-based suite of Sirsi products and services include the Unicorn Library Management System, WorkFlows staff interface, iLink e-Library Solution and Hyperion Digital Media Archive. Continued Hort, "Joining a growing number of U.S. naval libraries selecting Sirsi products, the Navy Department Library will enhance its commitment to sharing valuable collections with its varied and diverse constituencies."
"Sirsi is honored to serve more than 45 Navy and Marine Corps libraries worldwide, and we are especially proud to have earned integrated library system certification from the U.S. Department of the Navy through the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) program," said Patrick Sommers, Sirsi's chief executive officer. "The flexibility of the Unicorn system includes running on Microsoft Windows, the NMCI standard."
About Navy Department Library
The Navy Department Library traces its roots to a March 31, 1800 letter from President John Adams to Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert. The letter asked Stoddert to establish a library for the Navy. Located at the Naval Historical Center in the historic Washington Navy Yard, the library is home to the most comprehensive collection of United States Navy literature. The library has served the Navy, foreign diplomats, scholars, veterans, and the public for more than 200 years with high-level information and resources.
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.