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Eva B. Dykes Library to install Unicorn Collection Management System

Press Release: SIRSI Corporation [October 4, 1993]

Copyright (c) 1993 SIRSI Corporation

Huntsville, Alabama - SIRSI Corporation is pleased to announce that its Unicorn Collection Management System will be installed at Oakwood College's Eva B. Dykes Library.

In addition to the bibliographic and inventory control module, the library has licensed the authority control, circulation control, and enhanced public access modules. The system will be installed on an IBM RISC System/6000 Model 220 host computer. The college hopes to establish a campus-wide network to make Unicorn available to their departments, education labs, and learning centers.

According to Dr. Jannith Lewis, Director, Unicorn was chosen after an extensive search of the library automation marketplace. "During our search we noticed that Sirsi is very well recognized in library literature. The Unicorn public access catalog is very user-friendly, and we were pleased with the services offered by Sirsi, such as technical support."

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, Oakwood College is a private, Seventh Day Adventist college offering an accredited four-year baccalaureate program. The college has an average enrollment of 1200, which includes a large number of international students. The Eva B. Dykes Library is named in honor of a deceased faculty member who was the first African-American woman to meet the requirements to earn a doctorate degree in the United States and the first of three African-American women to receive the degree.

Founded by information and computer professionals in 1979, SIRSI Corporation, based in Huntsville, Alabama, is one of the world's leading suppliers of information automation. Sirsi's multiuser UNIX-based systems offer modules to automate all aspects of information management. Sirsi systems are installed worldwide in academic, public, law, medical, government, and corporate environments.

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Publication Year:1993
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 4, 1993
Publisher:SIRSI Corporation
Place of Publication:Huntsville, AL
Company: SIRSI Corporation
Products: Unicorn
Libraries: Oakwood College
Record Number:6437
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00