Institutions Select SIRSI's Unicorn Library Management System

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Institutions Select SIRSI's Unicorn Library Management System


SIRSI Corp. has announced that the Anchorage (Alaska) School District, Leeds Metropolitan University (U.K.), the U.K.'s Planning Inspectorate, ING Group's Knowledge & Information Management Europe division, S.A.I.L.S., Inc., Nankai University, and the Medical Library at the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Germany have selected its Unicorn library management system.

Anchorage School District

The Anchorage School District (ASD) will use Unicorn to automate its 75 school libraries. According to Ruth Jean Shaw, manager of ASD's Library Resources Department, "With the system's completion, the entire community will be able to access the district's library online public access catalog (OPAC) via the Internet on SIRSI's WebCat."

The new Unicorn system contains information on 1.3 million unique items from the combined Anchorage School District libraries. "With Unicorn installed," Shaw said, "we have been empowered to make the information retrieval capability of the school program first class. Equal opportunity now exists in our schools for all seeking knowledge. I don't think it is overly optimistic to believe that the 21st century will see the ASD library program as an undisputed leader among school library systems in America."

With frequent heavy snow, high winds, and even avalanches causing difficult traveling conditions in winter months, students in the Anchorage system are particularly suited to accessing information through the Internet. As a result, the majority of schools, and some classrooms, have their own Web pages. Previously, each school library maintained its own decentralized local area network. Students could connect to their school library, but not to other Anchorage libraries.

Leeds Metropolitan University

The U.K.'s Leeds Metropolitan University has chosen the Unicorn collection management system to provide an integrated library management system that will replace its existing one.

Leeds Metropolitan University has Learning Centres on three sites, which support students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Considerable emphasis is placed on access to information, and a wide range of electronic information sources are available to around 30,000 library users, including networked databases, CD-ROMs, and electronic journals. Printed resources include 330,000 volumes, 15,000 audiovisual items, and 1,800 current journal titles.

Philip Payne, head of Learning Support Services, said, "We chose Unicorn--from a strong field of library management systems--because it is a flexible, forward-looking product that can be integrated with other systems to create our vision of an online Learning Centre."

Planning Inspectorate

The Planning Inspectorate, a U.K. planning and environmental agency, has chosen Unicorn to provide its library with an integrated library management system.

The Planning Inspectorate's Library and Information Centre operates for the agency's Tollgate House staff and its home-based inspectors. The Department of the Environment, Transport, and the Regions staff also use Tollgate House Library. Initially, Unicorn will be used to build up a library collection management system.

ING Group

Knowledge & Information Management Europe, a division of the economics department of ING Group, has implemented the Unicorn collection management system to replace its existing library system.

Knowledge & Information Management Europe is a central reference point for business units of ING Group. Its library has a collection of over 35,000 titles, and it supplies business information and answers to questions regarding the European Union, banking and insurance, and economic and monetary matters. …

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