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SIRSI Announces SIRSI.net, UnicornCorsorti@implementations

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SIRSI Announces SIRSI.net, UnicornCorsorti@implementations

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SIRSI Corp. has announced that the Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (INCOLSA), a resource-sharing network for Indiana libraries, is the 1,000th organization to select SIRSI to provide a centralized, client/server-based library management system. SIRSI has also announced that the ONE Library Consortium, a cooperative of one community college library and two public libraries in northeastern Nebraska, has selected SIRSI's UnicornConsorti@library management system.

INCOLSA

INCOLSA has selected SIRSI.net, an application service provider (ASP) product that delivers a fully integrated library management system for libraries of all sizes and types, to provide easy resource sharing among the 27 libraries in its Indiana Shared Library Catalog (ISLC).

SIRSI president Patrick C. Sommers made the announcement during his address to the 10th annual meeting of the Unicorn Users Group International (UUGI), which is governed by SIRSI customers. Held in Huntsville, Alabama, the UUGI annual meeting now attracts more than 500 SIRSI customers from around the world.

"We are proud to welcome INCOLSA to the worldwide community of SIRSI users," Sommers said. "SIRSI now serves more than 6,000 individual libraries of all sizes and types-from small-town public libraries to large universities to statewide library consortia. By selecting SIRSI, INCOLSA enables 27 Indiana communities to reap the benefits of the industry's most advanced library management system and electronic library technology."

According to Becki Whitaker, information retrieval specialist, INCOLSA will use SIRSI's UnicomConsorti@ library management system on an ASP basis. "We are confident that the SIRSI.net ASP service will save the libraries the cost both of purchasing equipment and of maintaining a system support staff, while providing all the technical and public services functions needed. Also, SIRSI's iBistro Electronic Library will enable libraries to offer unparalleled online access to knowledge and resources, as well as personalized attention, such as readers' advisory services."

According to the announcement, INCOLSA was established in 1974 to provide a cooperative, statewide structure for information and resource sharing, thereby assuring that all Indiana residents receive the best possible library and information services. …

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