Three more academic institutions have recently chosen SIRSI Corporation's UnicornAcademe® Library Management System to provide a comprehensive, cost-effective, integrated system for their libraries. The Felician College Library in Lodi, N.J.; the Lubbock Christian University Library in Lubbock, Texas; and the Archbishop Vehr Theological Library at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver will use Unicorn to manage the operation of their libraries. They join more than 350 other academic and research libraries worldwide that are now using a SIRSI system.
Dr. Stephen Karetzky, director of the Felician College Library, stated that the selection committee chose to migrate to SIRSI because "SIRSI provides cutting-edge technology at an affordable price. Moreover, its personnel are straightforward, efficient, and pleasant. We spoke with numerous librarians with different systems; those with SIRSI seemed the happiest."
Sylvia Rael, director of the Vehr Theological Library, also reported that SIRSI's stability and longevity as a company influenced the staff's unanimous selection of SIRSI. "Furthermore, I believe it shows the quality of the product when both a library staff member with very little computer knowledge and a staff member with significant computer knowledge see the system as the easiest and best available," Rael commented.
The three libraries provide a variety of services to their individual campus communities. Felician College Library's 120,000 books, 810 print journals, and 8,000 online periodicals support bachelor's and master's degree programs for 1,500 students. The Lubbock Christian University Library serves more than 1,600 students with 109,000 volumes, including an extensive collection of religious books.
In addition to serving the approximately 50 seminarians and faculty of the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, the Archbishop Vehr Theological Library is open to the public. Its collection of more than 130,000 books and 1,200 videotapes features theology, church history, patristics, biblical studies, liturgy, canon law, religious education, pastoral care, youth ministry, religious art, philosophy, history, and a special children's area. Special collections include rare books from the 16th century and 300 periodicals from around the world.
SIRSI (www.sirsi.com), the leader in library technology since 1979, delivers advanced software and services for libraries around the globe. By providing the industry's most complete library management infrastructure and unique solutions for capitalizing on the power, speed, and versatility of the Internet, SIRSI and our clients are changing the way the world shares knowledge.