HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-May 17, 2004-Sirsi Corporation, celebrating 25 years of delivering technology "firsts" to the library community, announced today that the Ocean County College in Tom's River, N.J., has selected Sirsi to update, improve, and enhance library services and staff productivity. "We are upgrading to the Unicorn system because of the numerous benefits it provides in terms of features and functionality," said Ocean County College director of library services, Yvonne T. Huacuja. "Sirsi personnel have been extremely helpful by providing insight and guidance to move our library into the future. Our migration is going very smoothly, and we expect to serve our users better than ever before."
Ocean County College's suite of Sirsi products and services include the Unicorn® Library Management System, WorkFlows® staff interface, iLink Online Scholar's Portal, and the SmartPort Z39.50 copy cataloging client. "Sirsi is the solution for today and for the next several years. Soon, 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 user community," said Huacuja.
About Ocean County College
Ocean County College encourages and promotes academic excellence, career advancement, lifelong learning, and cultural enrichment for people within and beyond Ocean County. Ocean County College, as the first county college in New Jersey, dedicates itself to the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge, the development of student character, and the preparation of its students to thrive in a complex and challenging world. In fulfilling the mission, Ocean County College enhances its educational and cultural programs with community, national and international partnerships, current technology, distance learning, and innovative teaching methods to reach an increasingly diverse population.
Ocean County College holdings include 100,000 items, 129,000 titles and the library serves more than 8,600 registered patrons with an annual circulation of approximately 6,100.
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, and China.