HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - April 29, 2002 - More than 500 representatives from libraries around the world, customers of Huntsville's Sirsi Corporation, will gather in Huntsville May 2-4 for the annual meeting of the Unicorn Users Group International (UUGI). Formed by Sirsi customers in 1991, UUGI educates and assists current and potential users of Sirsi's Unicorn® Library Management System, an integrated client/server library system for all types and sizes of libraries.
During the meeting, UUGI members will learn about recent developments and future enhancements to Unicorn. The Unicorn system is now in use by more than 10,000 libraries worldwide, including the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library; the University of Alabama in Huntsville; the Alabama Public Library Service; the Gadsden (Ala.) Public Library; the College of William and Mary; Emory University; Vanderbilt University; the Royal College of Surgeons of England; Peking University in Beijing, China; and the Australian Department of Defence.
Sirsi CEO Patrick C. Sommers commented, "It is a pleasure to have this annual opportunity to bring people from around the world to Huntsville. In addition to enabling Sirsi employees to meet and greet our customers in person and to learn from them about our products, UUGI gives us a chance to showcase the city through visits to local attractions and events."
Founded in Huntsville in 1979, Sirsi Corporation today is an international force in the library software and services industry, with offices throughout the U.S. and subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Peoples Republic of China. The industry sales leader since 1999, Sirsi also has one of the greatest number of installed and accepted integrated library systems worldwide, with more than 1,700 server installations in place.
Sirsi (www.sirsi.com) recognizes that today's librarians are on a mission to break down walls - barriers that limit the knowledge and resources accessible to library users. A partner with leading libraries around the globe since 1979, Sirsi provides software and services that assist libraries in breaking down walls, thereby promoting learning, empowerment, and opportunity for diverse user communities.