Huntsville, Alabama (January 6, 1995) - SIRSI is pleased to announce that is Unicorn Collection Management System will be installed at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Unicorn will help Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College control long-range cost by establishing a union catalog that will allow the college's libraries to better share resources, according to Dr. Willis Lott, Vice President of Instructional Affairs. "Unicorn will also make materials more available to students at outlying centers," said Dr. Lott. "Students at some centers are as much as 40 miles from the nearest library. With Unicorn, they can search the catalog and request the materials from the library, and the material will be delivered to their center the next day."
Unicorn will be installed on an IBM RISC System/6000 Model 360 host computer in the computer center at Mississippi Gulf Coast's Jefferson Davis Campus, located in Gulfport, Mississippi. Three campus libraries (Perkinston, Jefferson Davis, and Jackson County) will be fully connected to the system's union catalog. Additionally, four learning centers will be supplied with terminals to allow students to access the main union catalog. These learning centers are the George County Occupational Training Center (Ludedale, MS), the West Harrison County Occupational Training Center (Long Beach, MS), the Mississippi Gulf Coast Applied Technology and Development Center (Gulfport, MS), and Keesler Air force Base (Biloxi, MS). The college has licensed the Academic Reserves, Acquisitions, Authority Control, Bibliographic and Inventory Control, Circulation, Enhanced Public Access, Request, and Serials Control Modules; Internet Navigator; and Reference Database Manger to IAC databases.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a comprehensive community college with a student body of over 12,000 students. Gulf Coast offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees as well as 13 secondary and 69 post-secondary vocational programs. The college libraries house approximately 100,00 volumes and, in some areas, support the local school and public libraries.
Founded in 1979 by information and computer professionals, SIRSI, based in Huntsville, Alabama, is one of the world's leading suppliers of information automation. SIRSI automates all aspects of information management, from information consortia to the single desktop user. SIRSI systems are installed worldwide in academic, public, law, medical, government, and corporate environments.