HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 29, 1999) - The Indiana University Libraries, which house one of the leading academic research collections in the United States, have selected Sirsi Corporation's Unicorn Library Management System.
According to Suzanne Thorin, Ruth Lilly University Dean of University Libraries, Following a thorough and careful evaluation of library information systems currently on the market, Indiana University found the Unicorn system to clearly be state-of-the-art for providing the Web-based library services that are critical to the University. The Unicorn system will enable the University to provide electronic access to library resources through a World Wide Web-based online catalog."
The Indiana University Libraries comprise one of the leading academic research library systems in North America, providing strong collections, quality service and instructional programs and leadership in the application of information technologies. The system includes libraries on the main campus in Bloomington, Indiana, as well as libraries at the Indianapolis, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Richmond, Kokomo, Gary, South Bend and New Albany campuses. The Bloomington campus libraries include the Main Library, 16 campus libraries that support specific schools or departments, the world-renowned Lilly Library for rare books and manuscripts, the Indiana University Archives and the 1840s home of the university's first president. Indiana University's Digital Library Program, which encompasses all campuses, makes unique collections-from historic photographs to audio recordings-available online.
According to Michael McRobbie, Indiana University Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, "SIRSI will be an integral partner as we build upon and expand ourlibrary services and digital library program to support research, teaching and learning at Indiana University." He noted that the University's goal is to provide reliable access to a comprehensive and coordinated collection of electronic information resources to both on-campus and remote 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 Middle East, 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.