HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-November 18, 2004-Sirsi Corporation announced today that the Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation (UPRLC) of Marquette, Michigan, has selected Sirsi technologies to improve library efficiency, deliver personalized service to end-users, and enhance the library experience for end-users, whether at home, work, or school. "We have been deeply impressed with the user-friendly nature of Sirsi's iBistro public interface and the functionality it delivers. Our patrons will be able to place holds, view content, tables of content, and make requests better than ever before," said Suzanne Dees, UPRLC administrator. "We are a 60-library consortium, made up of public and school libraries and one academic library. All of our libraries are moving to Sirsi solutions. The products are by far the most advanced in the industry and meet our stringent requirements."
UPRLC's suite of Sirsi solutions includes the Unicorn® Library Management System, iBistro e-Library with DataStream enriched content, WorkFlows staff interface, Sirsi 9XX Order Interface for Acquisitions, Sirsi NCIP Interface, SmartPort cataloging tool, and Sirsi API tools. "With the time and staff efficiencies inherent in the Sirsi system, UPRLC plans to have more time to devote to even greater public services needed in the community," said Dees. "Sirsi's delivery of true access to information applies to the mission of the library to create life-long learners and secure greater and easier access to information and resources."
"The arrays of products that will help us move forward with the mission of the library are impressive. We are currently implementing Sirsi's Unicorn system, and we are impressed with the high caliber of personnel that we've encountered with the company," said Dees. "The staff is working with us to help us better serve our end-users through the standardization of codes, policies, and permissions. Sirsi is going the extra mile."
"We are delighted to include UPRLC in the Sirsi family of libraries, especially among our growing number of clients in Michigan," said Marsha Stark, Sirsi vice president of sales, North America. "Other sales in Michigan include the Detroit Public Library, The Library Network, Northland Library Cooperative, and the Suburban Library Cooperative. We are proud to be the system-of-choice for these large and diverse organizations."
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.