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SIRSI Solutions Appeal to Medical Libraries

Magazine article Information Today

SIRSI Solutions Appeal to Medical Libraries

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SIRSI Corporation announced the adoption of SIRSI library systems by a number of medical organizations. Timely delivery of complex searches for critical data is an issue with SIRSI's growing list of new customers. Through Unicom and STILAS, SIRSI provides an information expressway for data exchange.

The Bronx VA Medical Center in Bronx, New York, is the first Veterans Administration hospital to use SIRSI's Unicom system. "We had the opportunity to visit a site that had installed Unicom and watch the system run through the cycle of users' demands," said Sumitte De Soyza, chief librarian. "The system clearly matched our needs for quick clinical care of patients in addition to providing a viable research tool for our staff, who will use the advanced full-text retrieval system," he said.

SUNY Stony Brook Health Science Library in East Setauket, New York, selected SIRSI based on the company's strong position within the market. "We needed a versatile interface to various database centers and appreciated the sophistication of the `Information Gateway,' which frees our patrons to focus more on the information search and delivery process instead of the various database site connection protocols," said Bill Murray, systems coordinator at SUNY Stony Brook. …

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