HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Dec. 1, 2000) The National Center for State Courts (The National Center), a nonprofit organization that provides educational, technical, consulting, research, international and information leadership and services to the nation's state courts and worldwide, has selected Sirsi Corporation's Unicorn Library Management System for its Information Resource Center (IRC). The Information Resource Center is part of The National Center's Knowledge Management Office (KMO). According to Marcia Koslov, Knowledge Management Director, Unicorn will replace the existing library system and enable KMO to make a variety of resources easily accessible through the World Wide Web.
Founded in 1971 at the urging of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, The National Center is dedicated to improving judicial administration and building public trust and confidence in the courts. The KMO's mission is to provide access to data, information, and knowledge about court administration and judicial systems for court managers, judges, and other constituents.
Koslov commented, "The IRC has a unique collection of materials related to state court administration and the operation of court systems. We also do in-depth research in response to requests for information from judges, court administrators, and the media, which we want make accessible on our Web site.
"The SIRSI system will be very easy for our staff to set up and connect to all the resources on the Web, and iBistro will be easy for our users to understand and navigate. Also, it has NT compatibility, which is important to us because we are an NT shop. We were pleased, too, that we have the opportunity to add a digital media archive through Hyperion."
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.