NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 6, 1998) - Loyola University New Orleans has selected Sirsi Corporation's Unicorn Library Management System for its library. Loyola, which previously used a CLSI system for the cataloging and circulation of its 320,000 volumes, will use SIRSI's integrated system to provide students and faculty with easier access to regular holdings and special collections. According to Mary Lee Sweat, dean of libraries at Loyola, the new system will be especially helpful when the library moves to the new J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe library in early 1999.
"We are particularly excited about UNICORN's Web-based catalog," Sweat commented. "The library at Loyola has a number of important collections, including writings by and about Walker Percy and other Southern authors and the provincial documents of the Jesuits. We hope to offer online guides to these collections, and perhaps digitize certain texts so that faculty and students can view some of the documents online. In addition, the library at Loyola will house the Lindy Boggs National Literacy Center. The technology SIRSI provides will help us share the Center's resources with researchers across the country."
Founded in 1912, Loyola University New Orleans is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and is one of the largest Catholic universities in the South. In its 1998 rankings of U.S. colleges and universities, U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola University New Orleans as one of the top 15 Southern comprehensive universities.
SIRSI, founded in 1979, is a privately held company with headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. SIRSI uses the most advanced technology available to provide easy-to-use information systems for libraries, businesses, and archives.