HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-January 5, 2005-Sirsi Corporation announced today the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has selected Sirsi technology for serving the staff and users of its libraries. "The online scholar's portal, iLink, is far more intuitive, users can place holds, check due dates, search the catalog and receive alternative 'hits,'" said Samantha Ang, head librarian at Nanyang Technological University. "We acted upon the feedback and requests of our end-users and what they wanted in a library system. We also wanted the ability to search and view Chinese characters." Nanyang Technological University joins other recent Sirsi client wins in the Asia-Pacific region - namely, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Australian Securities and Investments Commission, New South Wales, Australia; Catholic Education Department, New South Wales, Australia; Christchurch City Libraries, New Zealand; and National Institute of Education, Singapore.
Nanyang Technological University's suite of Sirsi products and services include the Unicorn Library Management System, WorkFlows® staff interface, iLink Online Scholar's Portal in English and Chinese, SmartPort, Sirsi API, and Sirsi 9XX order interface for acquisitions. "We are excited about the reporting capabilities in Unicorn, which are beyond what we've had in the past. However, we are interested in learning more about our users and are considering Sirsi's Director's Station as a new purchase," said Ang. "Also, the tools in WorkFlows can help us immensely with our collection development plans."
About Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Technological University serves its graduate and undergraduate students with three distinct libraries. The Lee Wee Nam library is a reference and research library housing reference; Chinese, Japanese, and Korean; Engineering and Science Periodicals; and Conference collections. Library 2 is the primary lending library housing open-shelf books, reserves, and business periodicals. The Media Resource Library holds video and audio cassettes, multimedia software, CDs, VCDs, DVDs, laser discs, slides, and maps in all subject areas. Documentaries and feature films are also available for teaching and general use.
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.