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Putnam County District Library to install Unicorn

Press Release: SIRSI Corporation [November 8, 1996]

Copyright (c) 1996 SIRSI Corporation

Huntsville, AL (November 8, 1996) - Sirsi Corporation announced today the license of UNICORN to Putnam County District Library, located in Ottawa, Ohio.

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.

Putnam County District Library will install UNICORN on an IBM RISC/6000 Model E20 host computer. 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 provides URL hyperlinks from within the UNICORN catalog to multi-media resources.

The Putnam County District Library, founded in 1924, consists of the Main Library in Ottawa and seven branches; Columbus Grove, Continental, Kalida, Leipsic, Ottoville-Monterey, Fort Jennings, and Pandora-Riley. The library has a database of 90,000 titles available on computer, including books and magazines, videocassettes, compact discs, bookcassettes. A variety of programs including art lending, genealogy information, summer reading and bookmobile services are also available.

Company Background

SIRSI. founded in 1980, is a privately held company with headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. SIRSI develops, markets, and supports information software systems for libraries, businesses and archives. Its products include WebCat(tm) and VIZION(tm), Web information managers; Media Archives; and InfoBASE for data warehousing. With offices in major US cities and subsidiaries in Canada, the U.K. and Australia, the company has establishedits Unicorn products as the leading UNIX-based client/server library automation systems in the world. For more information, please contact SIRSI via phone at (205) 922-9820, fax at (205) 922-9818, or the World Wide Web at

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Publication Year:1996
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:November 8, 1996
Publisher:SIRSI Corporation
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SIRSI Corporation
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: Putnam County District Library
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Record Number:6364
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00