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SIRSI Creates New Division for Academic Libraries

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SIRSI Creates New Division for Academic Libraries

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SIRSI Corp. has announced the formation of LINK, a new division of the company chartered to focus solely on the unique needs of leading academic and research libraries and their users worldwide. The new LINK software configuration just launched by the division includes fully integrated software suites for an electronic library, e-searching, bibliographic record content enrichment, a digital media archive, interlibrary loan, document delivery, universal system interface, and 239.50 Bath Profile compliance, as well as the usual integrated library system subsystems for circulation and technical services.

LINK is headed by two library technology industry veterans, Chuck Leachman and Mark Moorehead, who together have a total of 35 years working with academic libraries throughout the U.S. They announced the new division in March at the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference in Denver.

Patrick C. Sommers, SIRSI president, said: "LINK targets the academic library's end-user: the student, the faculty member, the researcher. With the vast body of knowledge now available in electronic form, the library must provide the leading-edge technologies necessary for its users to locate, assimilate, and make use of the information they need. …

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