(June 2000) The International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has chosen the Unicorn Library Management System to replace its existing Basis library system.
The Unicorn system will be installed under the Solaris operating system on a Sun Ultra 10 and will provide access via a Graphical User Interface (WorkFlows with Z39.50) to OPAC services, Cataloguing, Circulation, Authority Control, Current Awareness and SDI, Serials Control and Acquisitions together with a knowledge portal to external services over the Internet. Access to the OPAC will also be available over the Internet via WebCat.
The IBFD's Library and Information Centre contains the world's largest collectionof information on international taxation, national taxation systems and related subjects. The IBFD library has more than 30,000 books and subscriptions to more than 1,000 journals, official gazettes, loose-leaf services and databases available. Bibliographical details of the collection are stored in a database to facilitate research and retrieval.
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 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.