HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — November 29, 2004 — Sirsi Corporation announced today a partnership with Midwest Library Service to improve productivity and workflow in ordering for Sirsi and Midwest Library Service clients. "We are pleased to offer our mutual clients the enhanced functionality of placing book orders electronically through electronic data interchange (EDI) using x12," said Jay Askuvich, Midwest's general sales manager. "We also provide the Sirsi 9XX Loader option through our Web site InterACQ. In the coming months, we plan to develop an electronic invoicing component to our EDI capabilities with Sirsi as well." Once complete, the partnership will enable Sirsi libraries to electronically order, invoice, and receive books and other materials quickly and more efficiently using the Unicorn Library Management System.
About Midwest Library Service
Independently owned Midwest Library Service of Bridgeton, Missouri has served the academic, public, and special library communities as a provider of monographic materials since 1960. Throughout the years, we have simplified the acquisitions process by developing a publisher-based approval program, providing physical book processing and cataloging services, and offering collection development programs such as new title notification. Midwest Library Service is also a certified OCLC PromptCat service provider.
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,TM 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.