London (March 2000) - The Library at the Planning Inspectorate has chosen the Unicorn Collection Management System to provide an integrated library management system.
The Unicorn system will be installed under the NT operating system and will provide access via a Graphical User Interface (WorkFlows with Z39.50) to Cataloguing, Authority Control and Circulation together with a Knowledge Portal to external services over the Internet. Access to the OPAC will also be available through the World Wide Web via WebCat.
The Library and Information Centre is managed by the Planning Inspectorate and operates for Tollgate House staff and also the home-based Inspectors. The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions staff also use Tollgate House Library. Unicorn will be used initially to build up a library collection management system.
Unicorn has been widely used in The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions and the Planning Inspectorate Library wanted to build on that success.
SIRSI, the leader in library technology, is a privately held company founded in 1979, with headquarters in Huntsville, Ala. SIRSI (www.sirsi.com) uses the most advanced technology available to provide easy-to-use information systems for libraries, businesses and archives. With offices in major U.S. cities and subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, the Peoples Republic of China and the United Kingdom, the company has established its Unicorn products as the leading client/server library information systems in the world.