LONDON—May 6, 2005—Sirsi Corporation has announced that the library at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has chosen the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System to replace its existing system.
Sirsi Unicorn installed on a Microsoft Windows server will provide access to the iLink e-Library, as well as to the cataloging, authority control, circulation, inter-library loan, acquisitions, and serials control functions of the system. The SmartPort Z39.50 cataloging utility will be used to capture data from Z39.50 sources worldwide.
Jane Hutcheon, head of the library, said, “We chose Sirsi because of its reputation as a flexible, reliable, and user-friendly system and its compatibility with other botanical/horticultural libraries in the UK. This will now give us the opportunity to improve our collections management and service provision to our users.”
About Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The library at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the largest botanical libraries in Europe and plays a vital role in supporting the information needs of research staff and students. The collection comprises over 85,000 books and 1,600 current periodicals. Founded in the 17th century, the Garden has the second richest collection of plant species in the world. It is first and foremost a scientific institution, dedicated to discovering and describing plants and their relationships, evolution, conservation and biology. This research is underpinned by the Garden's internationally important collections of living and preserved plants, a large specialist library, and by modern, well-equipped laboratories.
About Sirsi Corporation
Founded in 1979, Sirsi Corporation develops, sells, and supports a comprehensive integrated suite of software solutions for meeting the information management and sharing needs of libraries and library users around the world. From the open, evolutionary integrated library system technology in the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System… to leading-edge data analysis and intelligence tools in Sirsi Director's Station… to leading-edge solutions such as Sirsi Rooms 2.0 for library users seeking unparalleled access to the world of knowledge… Sirsi and its partners provide the broadest array of information management products and services for the library community. Sirsi solutions serve more than 10,000 libraries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. For more information about Sirsi, please see www.sirsi.com.