HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-July 27, 2005-Sirsi Corporation announced today that Heartland Regional Library System in Vienna, Missouri, has recently moved live on Sirsi.net, Sirsi's hosted Unicorn Library Management System. Sirsi.net Hosted Services offers libraries the implementation and management of Sirsi systems by Sirsi-certified system administrators. The library's director determined that a Sirsi hosted solution was the right choice for her institution when faced with the retirement of her previous system administrator and the prospect of finding a local replacement with the expertise to continue managing the library's system. Sirsi.net provides Heartland with all the advantages of Sirsi's technologically advanced solutions, but without the time- and skill-intensive tasks of both managing its own server and storage hardware.
"A number of my staff members had learned about Sirsi.net at conferences," said Alice Anne Burks, director of Heartland Regional. "They thought that Sirsi.net's management features might be well suited to our new situation. So we made the decision to go with Sirsi's hosted ASP offering. The transfer to Sirsi.net went extremely well and was completed ahead of schedule," said Burks. "This may not be the final form of Heartland's relationship with Sirsi; but for now, patrons and staff both benefit from the extra assistance of Sirsi.net."
About Heartland Regional Library System
Heartland Regional Library System, Vienna, Missouri, serves the small, rural Mid-Missouri counties of Maries and Miller. With a collection of over 45,000 titles and 74,000 volumes, Heartland Regional Library serves a population of more than 33,000. For more information about Heartland Regional Library System, please see heartland.lib.mo.us.
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