Huntsville, AL (February 19, 1996) - Sirsi Corporation announced today the license of UNICORN to Elizabethtown College Library, an academic library based in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
SIRSI's Unicorn Collection Management System, using client/server technology, simplifies and improves the process of managing and accessing library holdings. Its UNIX base allows the flexibility of choosing different platforms, all of which operate with the same software. Its modular design enables users to build on the system's core Z39.50-compliant catalog, choosing and configuring additional modules according to local library needs.
Elizabethtown College will install UNICORN on a DEC Alpha host computer. The library has selected SIRSI's InfoVIEW graphical client with Z39.50 for Windows. In addition to providing a consistent graphical interface to all staff and patron modules licensed by the library, InfoVIEW also provides URL hyperlinks from within the UNICORN catalog to multi-media resources. Elizabethtown College will also utilize the character-based user interface.
Elizabethtown College offers undergraduate programs to more than 1,500 students at its main campus. The college was founded in 1899 and is ranked in Barron's and U.S. News and World Report. The library has a collection of 130,000 titles and a staff of 12, six of whom are professional librarians.
SIRSI, founded in 1980, is a privately held company with headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. SIRSI develops, markets, and supports information technology solutions for corporations, libraries, and archives. With offices in major US cities, and subsidiaries in Canada, the UK and Australia, the company has established its Unicorn products as the leading UNIX-based client/server library automation systems in the world. SIRSI has also responded to phenomenal interest in the World Wide Web with WebCat and VIZION, two products gaining broad support as the tools of choice for exploiting the vast potential of the Internet. For more information contact SIRSI at 689 Discovery Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806, phone: (205)922-9820, fax: (205) 922-9818, or visit SIRSI's Home Page at: http://www.sirsi.com.