The library at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, has chosen the UnicornTM Library Management System to replace their existing Libertas library system.
The Unicorn system will be installed under the Solaris operating system on a Sun server and will provide access via a graphical user interface (WorkFlows with Z39.50) to OPAC services, cataloging, authority control, circulation, academic reserves, acquisitions, serials control, interlibrary loans, SDI and Current Awareness, along with an Information Portal to external services over the Internet. SmartPORT will be used to capture data from Z39.50 sources worldwide. Access to the OPAC will also be available through the World Wide Web via the WebCat Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).
Linda Lisgarten, librarian and head of Information Services, noted, "Unicorn was chosen after a comprehensive survey of available library management systems. We were impressed by Unicorn's good track record of support and development. The quality of the OPAC is particularly important to us in our learning/teaching environment, and we are sure that the excellent graphical user interface of Unicorn will greatly enhance our functionality in providing top quality services and information to our users."
The library of the School of Pharmacy, University of London, is unique in being the only independent academic pharmacy library in the United Kingdom. The collection comprises 50,000 volumes spanning the entire biomedical and pharmaceutical services spectrum.
SIRSI, the leader in library technology, is a privately held company founded in 1979, with headquarters in Huntsville, Ala. SIRSI 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 People's Republic of China and the United Kingdom, the company has established its Unicorn products as the leading client/server library information system in the world.