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Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College to install Unicorn

Press Release: SIRSI Corporation [February 15, 1996]

Copyright (c) 1996 SIRSI Corporation

Huntsville, AL (February 15, 1996) - Sirsi Corporation announced today the license of UNICORN to the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, comprised of two community colleges located in El Cajon, California.

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.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District will install UNICORN on an HP9000 K100 computer system. The library has selected SIRSI's InfoVIEW graphical client with Z39.50 for Windows. In addition to offering 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.

Grossmont College offers 75 associate degree and certificate programs to approximately 15,000 students. Cuyamaca College offers 53 associate degrees and certificate programs to 5,000 students. Combined, the college libraries have a collection of 124,000 volumes and 1,000 periodical titles and a staff that includes eight professional librarians.

Company Background

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:

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Publication Year:1996
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 15, 1996
Publisher:SIRSI Corporation
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SIRSI Corporation
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Distric
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Record Number:6361
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00