POTTERS BAR, England (May 1998) - The library of the International Graduate School of Management of the University of Navarra (IESE) has chosen Sirsi Corporation's UnicornTM Library Management System to provide an Integrated Library Management System to replace its existing Dobis/Libris library system.
The Unicorn system will be installed under the Solaris operating system on a Sun server and will provide access via a Graphical User Interface (WorkFlows with Z39.50) to OPAC services, cataloguing, authority control, circulation, SDI and Current Awareness, academic reserves, acquisitions and serials control, together with an information gateway to external services over the Internet. SmartPORT will be used to capture data from Z39.50 sources worldwide. Access to the OPAC will also be available through the World Wide Web via WebCat.
IESE is the International Graduate School of Management of the University of Navarra which is dedicated to the education of international managers. It was established in 1958 in Barcelona, where the IESE has its main campus. Since 1974 there has also been a campus in Madrid. The library at IESE contains a collection specialising in Business and Management. It has a total stock of 33,000 volumes and receives more than 700 specialised journals and newspapers. It has significant collections of corporate annual reports, company directories and market research studies. Access is provided to a wide range of electronic information resources, including networked CD-ROMs and on-line databases.
Carina Huguet, the Librarian, commented: "We selected Unicorn for its ability to incorporate the new information technology tools essential to manage the library of the future. We were impressed by the potential of the information retrieval and by its user friendly OPAC. We think that by using Unicorn, we will be able to improve our collection management and our service to users."
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.