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Rosemont College to install Unicorn

Press Release: SIRSI Corporation [June 14, 1996]

Copyright (c) 1996 SIRSI Corporation

Huntsville, AL (June 14, 1996) - Sirsi Corporation announced today the license of UNICORN to Rosemont College, located in Rosemont, 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.

Rosemont College will install UNICORN on a IBM RISC System/6000 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.

Rosemont College, founded in 1921 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, is an independent liberal arts college in the Catholic tradition. The college is located in suburban Philadelphia's historic Main Line. The Rosemont College Library consists of the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library, the Conwell Language Center, the Computer Labs, and the Slide Collection.

The library's new online system, known as TRELLIS (The Rosemont Electronic Learning and Library Information System), will include Sirsi's Unicorn system as well as access to the Internet. The library has over 150,000 volumes and subscribes to 650 current periodicals.

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 libraries, businesses, and archives. With offices in major U.S. cities, and subsidiaries in Canada, the U.K. 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:June 14, 1996
Publisher:SIRSI Corporation
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SIRSI Corporation
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: Rosemont College
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Record Number:6369
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00