Huntsville, AL (November 7, 1996) - Sirsi Corporation announced today the license of UNICORN to The Institute for Advanced Studies in Administration (IESA) located in Caracas, Venezuela.
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 school will provide public access and patron notices through a Spanish interface and purchased several other modules including the Authority Control, Circulation Control, Academic Reserves, Serials, and Acquisitions, as well as WebCat World Wide Web Catalog Access.
IESA will install UNICORN on a DEC Alpha 400. The school 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.
IESA, the top-ranked business school in Venezuela, was founded in 1965. IESA seeks to develop professional management and provide a forum for research and discussion of national economic and social issues. IESA's new Unicorn system will be an integral part of the development of professional management that can address the needs of public, business and non-profit organizations. The IESA Library, Lorenzo Mendoza Fleury, features one of the largest and most current collections in management and related fields, containing 45,000 volumes with around 1200 active journal subscriptions. The library also offers a wide selection of bibliographic material and full articles in CD-ROM format, as well as access to Internet databases.
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 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. For more information, please contact SIRSI via phone at (205) 922-9820, fax at (205) 922-9818, or the World Wide Web at http://www.sirsi.com.