HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 10, 2000) The GOLD (Gloucester County Online Database) Consortium, a consortium of seven New Jersey libraries that serves 75,000 people, has chosen Sirsi Corporation's Unicorn Library Management System to provide staff and users with a mature, highly flexible system. According to GOLD Consortium members, Unicorn was chosen because of its reliability and proven development track record.
Established in 1989 to enable resource sharing and reciprocal borrowing among Gloucester County libraries, the GOLD Consortium includes four public and three academic libraries: the Franklin Township Public Library; the James H. Johnson Memorial Library; the Westville Public Library; the Woodbury Public Library; the Gloucester County College Library; the Gloucester County Institute of Technology; and the Salem Community College Library. The libraries' combined collection includes approximately 300,000 items.
GOLD members commented, "We chose Unicorn because we felt it was best able to serve the needs of both public and academic users. For example, we can offer through the public interface both a children's catalog for our juvenile users and online academic reserves for our college users. But the real selling feature for us was the continued growth and development of the Unicorn system for more than 20 years. In all that time, SIRSI has never had to bring down its original system."
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 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.