HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – MAY 18, 2005 – Sirsi Corporation announced today that Anoka County Library (ACL) in Minnesota, is moving to the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System. Located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, ACL has made it a top priority to provide excellent customer service. The library chose Sirsi technology to help meet and exceed user expectations while expanding on the library's commitment to customer service.
ACL's selection of Sirsi was the unanimous choice of its evaluation committee after having reviewed proposals from several vendors. Impressed with the many attractive features of Sirsi Unicorn, including added content, ease of data entry, and several Sirsi WorkFlows® features such as serials, ACL saw many things their users had been requesting. Mary Caven, interim director of ACL, recognized new ways to empower users through the Sirsi SingleSearchTM federated search tool, added content, and improved patron account management and notification systems.
"When all components are fully implemented, I am confident that our users will find them indispensable," said Caven. "We're happy to be moving to Sirsi and excited about the go-live date. We have prepared for this day for a long time," she continued. "We're facing some big changes as we move from our current system, which was first installed in 1987, to today's Java®-based system. We're not only excited about the product, but we're looking forward to extending and developing our relationship with Sirsi."
Caven also noted that the library staff is excited about the move to Sirsi Unicorn's user-friendly staff interface and about having access to features not available on the current system. Circulation staff, in particular, is happy to have the ability to clone patron records.
Included in ACL's suite of Sirsi solutions are the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System (including serials control and acquisitions with EDI, as well as the outreach services module), Sirsi WorkFlows Staff Client Interface, iBistro e-Library, Sirsi SmartPortTM Z39.50 Cataloging Utility, Sirsi Voice Automation notification system, and Sirsi SingleSearch.
About Anoka County Library
Anoka County Library, created in 1958, serves the information needs of 280,000 county residents. The library is a service of Anoka County government and functions under the authority of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners and the Anoka County Library Board. The system operates eight libraries and has two affiliated institutions: Columbia Heights Public Library and the Anoka County History Center Library.
Founded in 1979, Sirsi Corporation develops, sells, and supports a comprehensive integrated suite of software solutions for meeting the information management and sharing needs of libraries and library users around the world. From the open, evolutionary integrated library system technology in the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System... to leading-edge data analysis and intelligence tools in Sirsi Director's Station... to leading-edge solutions such as Sirsi Rooms 2.0 for library users seeking unparalleled access to the world of knowledge... Sirsi and its partners provide the broadest array of information management products and services for the library community. Sirsi solutions serve more than 10,000 libraries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. For more information about Sirsi, please see www.sirsi.com.