HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 18, 1997) -Soon after announcing its best sales year ever, Sirsi Corporation reported six more sales of its popular UNICORN client/server library system to academic libraries in California, Georgia, New York, and Texas. The libraries at these institutions have installed or will install the system in the next few months: Concordia University in Irvine, Calif. and MiraCosta College in Oceanside, Calif.; Athens Area Technical Institute in Athens, Ga. and North Metro Technical Institute in Acworth, Ga.; Paul Smith's College in Paul Smiths, N.Y.; and Central Texas College and University of Central Texas in Killeen, Texas.
These new SIRSI customers will be installing WebCat, the library's pioneering World Wide Web Public Access Catalog and Z39.50 compliant interface. WebCat won the 1995 CLIPS (Computers in Libraries Conference) Award, which is given annually to the most innovative product or service within the library information field. WebCat was also chosen as the overall best in an evaluation of the top Web-based catalog interfaces by The University of Toronto Information Studies faculty.
SIRSI had announced previously that it broke all its sales records for the sales year ending June 30, 1997, with 114 new North American library contracts.
Lamar Jackson, SIRSI's director of sales, commented, "It's nice to see the momentum from last year continuing into this one. I'm particularly pleased that our sales continue to be so balanced among libraries of different sizes and types. We've recently installed some big systems in major academic libraries like Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Virginia, and Emory University. So to see these smaller colleges also put their trust in UNICORN is gratifying. The system is truly flexible and scalable enough to meet the needs of any library."
SIRSI, founded in 1979, is a privately held company with headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. SIRSI uses the most advanced technology available to develop, market, and support easy-to-use information systems for libraries, businesses, and archives. Its products include Hyperion, Digital Media Archive system; InfoBASE, data warehousing tool; and WebCat™ and VIZION™, World Wide Web information managers. With offices in major U.S. cities and subsidiaries in Canada, the U.K., Australia, and the Middle East, the company has established its Unicorn products as the leading UNIX-based, client/server library information systems in the world. For more information, please contact SIRSI via phone at (205) 922-9820, fax at (205) 922-9818, or the World Wide Web at http://www.sirsi.com.