LONDON — July 2002 — The National Meteorological Library and Archive at the Met Office, the United Kingdom's national meteorological service and one of the world's leading providers of environmental and weather-related services, has selected Sirsi Corporation's Unicorn® Library Management System and iBistro Electronic Library as its library system of the future. According to Librarian Jill Claiden, Unicorn and iBistro will provide staff and users with easy online access to the library's holdings of more than 250,000 items related to meteorology and climatology.
Claiden remarked, "We chose Unicorn for several reasons. Besides satisfying our requirement for analytical cataloging and serials routing, the system provides full modular integration. Sirsi also offers a good mix of innovation and stability for future development. A new library management system is a crucial tool for the library as it embarks on digital library initiatives."
Founded in 1856, the National Meteorological Library serves the scientific community of the Met Office with a collection specializing in meteorology and climatology with related material on subjects such as fluid dynamics, physical oceanography and hydrometeorology. The National Meteorological Library is now a major repository of published meteorological information available to anyone with a genuine interest in the weather or climate.
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.