(July 2000) The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has chosen SIRSI's Unicorn Library Management System for their new Information Centre.
The Unicorn system will be installed under the Windows NT operating system and will provide access via WorkFlows to cataloging, authority control, acquisitions and serials control. Access to the OPAC will also be available via WebCat over an in-house Intranet. Future plans include opening up access to the World Wide Web.
Andrea Lydon, FSAI librarian, commented, "The FSAI was seeking a system that could seamlessly integrate all available information resources, regardless of format, while making information easily accessible to all our audiences. Unicorn has demonstrated it has the ability to do this. In addition, SIRSI has an impressive track record for supplying and supporting systems for specialist information units in Ireland."
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is responsible for protecting consumers' health by ensuring that food consumed, distributed, marketed or produced in the state meets the highest standards of food safety. The FSAI's Information Services play a significant role in creating awareness of food safety issues by producing a help line, Web sites, education programs and an Information Centre. The Food Safety Information Centre is a resource for FSAI staff, government departments, health boards and local authorities involved in monitoring food safety, food safety professionals and the general public.
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.