LONDON (June 1999) - The library at the Royal Veterinary College has chosen Sirsi Corporation's UnicornTM Library Management System to replace its existing Libertas library system.
Unicorn will be installed on a Windows NT server and will provide access via WorkFlowsTM to Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) services, cataloging, authority control, circulation and acquisitions. Public access to the OPAC will be provided through SIRSI's WebCat.
Founded in 1791, The Royal Veterinary College, London, is the oldest veterinary school in the English-speaking world. Today the College is located on two sites: the original 1791 site in Camden Town and a 600-acre campus in rural Hertfordshire near Potters Bar. Approximately 600 students follow a demanding five-year course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.
Simon Jackson, College Librarian, commented, "We chose SIRSI for several reasons. Foremost is our confidence that we will get the innovative functionality we need to continue to develop our library services as we move into the next century. Library staff members are looking forward to working closely with SIRSI and will seek to harness Unicorn's full potential for the benefit of all our users."
SIRSI, the leader in library technology, is a privately held company founded in 1979, with headquarters in Huntsville, Ala. SIRSI uses the most advanced technology available to provide easy-to-use information systems for libraries, businesses and archives. With offices in major U.S. cities and subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Peoples Republic of China and the United Kingdom, the company has established its Unicorn products as the leading client-server library information systems in the world.