PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 3, 1998) - Fox Chase Cancer Center, recently named among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report , has selected Sirsi Corporation's UnicornTM Library Management System to automate its Talbot Research Library. According to Karen Albert, library director, "SIRSI provided the sophistication and wide range of features we were seeking in an automation system. We were also favorably inclined towards SIRSI because of its competitive pricing and its wide range of installations in many different types of libraries across the country."
Located in Philadelphia, Fox Chase Cancer Center is a world-renowned leader in cancer research, prevention and treatment, and is distinguished as one of only 34 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. In addition to a 100-bed hospital (the fourth largest in the United States devoted entirely to cancer care), Fox Chase simultaneously operates more than 75 cancer research programs in the fields of basic science, medical science and population science. The Center's library provides researchers with a specialized collection of monographs and periodicals in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and cancer.
Albert commented, "I think our users will be pleased to have desktop access to our catalog of resources. Our scientists seem especially happy to be able to identify the latest issues of particular journals that are checked into the Unicorn system through the serials module. Having an integrated system will also provide information on books that are checked out or on order."
SIRSI is a leading supplier of library management systems to medical libraries worldwide, including the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. and the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
SIRSI, founded in 1979, is a privately held company 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 American, the Middle East and the United Kingdom, the company has established its Unicorn products as the leading client/server library information systems in the world.