HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (March 18, 1998) - The libraries of Adobe Systems Incorporated and Sequent Computer Systems have announced the licensing of Sirsi Corporation's Unicorn Library Management System. They join Hewlett Packard-Palo Alto, a SIRSI customer since 1992, in the growing number of high tech companies that have selected SIRSI to automate major library functions and provide an easy-to-use interface for corporate employees who use the library's resources.
Adobe Systems Incorporated, based in San Jose, Calif., creates software for electronic and print publishing, page layout, and graphic design. According to Barbara Victorino, systems administrator, Adobe operates on-site libraries in San Jose, Calif. and Seattle, Wash. The libraries also ship materials on request to employees at other U.S. and international Adobe sites. "We like having WebCat so that users can browse the online catalog from their desktops. We are also looking forward to having users request materials, make suggestions, and view their records online," Victorino commented.
In 1984, Beaverton, Ore.-based Sequent Computer Systems introduced the first SMP (symmetric multiprocessing)-based system to provide businesses with a powerful alternative to traditional mainframe computers. Since that time, Sequent has developed large, open computer systems for businesses worldwide, including BP Oil, British Telecom, Ford Motor Company, and UPS. The Sequent Corporate Library, located in Beaverton, serves employees on- and off-site.
Hewlett Packard is one of the largest industrial companies in the United States and one of the largest computer companies in the world, producing more than 27,000 electronic products. The Hewlett Packard Research Library in Palo Alto, Calif., serves as the central site for a union catalog that includes more than 15 network libraries. SIRSI's WebCat is an integral part of the Hewlett Packard library Web site, which is accessible to Hewlett Packard employees worldwide.
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.