The Indiana University Libraries, the 13th largest academic research library system in the U.S., went online with their new SIRSI Unicorn Library Management System on January 3, 2001. The University Libraries, comprising 52 libraries in eight cities statewide, went live simultaneously with their new SIRSI system at all libraries. They did so on time and under budget, even though the libraries were migrating to SIRSI from two legacy systems.
The new SIRSI system, which will help manage 4.4 million bibliographic records, will equip the University Libraries to serve more than 115,000 faculty, staff, and student users throughout Indiana and around the world.
"Our implementation of the SIRSI system was the result of a tremendous collaborative effort among the Indiana University Information Technology Services department, the Indiana University Libraries staff, and the SIRSI team," said Phyllis Davidson, director of information technology for Indiana University Libraries. "We're so pleased with our SIRSI system and are looking forward to the future. SIRSI has certainly lived up to its reputation as a great company with which to work."