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Madison Area Technical College to Install UNICORN

Press Release: SIRSI Corporation [April 26, 1996]

Copyright (c) 1996 SIRSI Corporation

Huntsville, AL (April 26, 1996) - Sirsi Corporation announced today the license of UNICORN to Madison Area Technical College, a community college located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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 Madison Area Technical College Library will install UNICORN on an IBM RISC System/6000 host computer. The library has licensed the following modules: Bibliographic and Inventory Control, Z39.50 compliant catalog, Enhanced Public Access with Information Desk, Request Module, Reports/Report Generator, Circulation, Academic Reserves and Materials Booking.

Madison Area Technical College, one of 16 two year institutions in the Wisconsin Technical College System, is a comprehensive community college offering more than 90 associate degree programs in addition to college transfer courses at six campuses in a ten-county area. The library system has a collection of 80,000 titles and a staff of 17 (full and part time, two of whom are 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 libraries, businesses 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:April 26, 1996
Publisher:SIRSI Corporation
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SIRSI Corporation
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: Madison Area Technical College
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Record Number:6396
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00