LEEDS, England (November 2000) Leeds Metropolitan University is adding SIRSI's Hyperion Digital Media Archive to its Unicorn Library Management System.
The university will use Hyperion to enhance and expand the services provided by its existing Skills for Learning Web application, which provides students with the opportunity to look at and use different kinds of materials to develop their learning skills.
Philip Payne, head of Learning Support Services, commented, "A considerable investment has been made by the University in creating Skills for Learning as a Web-based resource to support the development of students' study and key skills. Hyperion will enable us to more effectively manage the range of materials available through Skills for Learning. In particular, it will facilitate more flexibility in how it is used and allow easier maintenance and updating. We believe that this will encourage wider take-up of the use of the Skills for Learning and support the development of autonomous and independent learners in line with the University's learning, teaching, and assessment strategy."
Leeds Metropolitan University has learning centers at three sites. The campus emphasizes access to information, and a wide range of electronic information sources are available to approximately 30,000 library users, including networked databases, CD-ROMs and electronic journals. Printed resources include 330,000 volumes, 15,000 audio-visual items, and 1,800 current journal titles.
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.