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Montgomery County Community College to install Unicorn

Press Release: SIRSI Corporation [August 19, 1996]

Copyright (c) 1996 SIRSI Corporation

Huntsville, AL (August 19, 1996) - Sirsi Corporation announced today the license of UNICORN to Montgomery County Community College, located in Blue Bell, 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.

Montgomery County Community 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.

Montgomery County Community College, a two-year, accredited institution of higher education, enrolls 9000 full- and part-time students and offers over 40 career and transfer programs. The College was founded in 1964 with a goal of bringing opportunities for higher education within the financial and geographical reach of all county residents. Montgomery County Community College's Learning Resources Center provides library services and resources for students, faculty and the community. The collection of over 97,000 titles consists of books, magazines, newspapers, government documents, and a circulating media collection of videos, recordings and software.

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:August 19, 1996
Publisher:SIRSI Corporation
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SIRSI Corporation
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: Montgomery County Community College
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Record Number:6372
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00