Huntsville, AL (May 6, 1997) - The Greenwich Academy, in Greenwich, Connecticut has selected UNICORN Information Management System to automate its libraries and provide Internet access to its 700+ students.
Greenwich Academy is a college preparatory school of approximately 700 students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Founded in 1826, the Academy is the oldest girls' school in Connecticut with a long history of academic excellence and a mission to educate today's young women to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Since the early 1980s, Greenwich Academy has been integrating computer technology into all aspects of the curriculum. Each division of the school has its own fully-equipped computer lab. In addition, computers are a resource in all Lower School classrooms and in Middle and Upper School math, science, language, and writing classes.
Pre-kindergarten though grade 6 classes are served by one library, and grades 7-12 are served by another. The combined libraries have total of about 18,000 volumes. The library's new automated catalog, WebCat, provides a Web-based catalog to every computer in the school.
SIRSI, founded in 1980, is a privately held company with headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. SIRSI uses the most advanced technology available to develop, market, and support easy-to-use information systems for libraries, businesses, and archives. Its products include Hyperion, Digital Media Archive system; InfoBASE, data warehousing tool; and WebCat™ and VIZION™, World Wide Web information managers. 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 information 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.