INFOhio Moves To Sirsi; Sirsi Partners With Relais International; Integrates with Convera's RetrievalWare

Jun 27, 2003

Sirsi Corporation, vendor of technologies for libraries, has announced that INFOhio has selected Sirsi's suite of software and services to support various Ohio school libraries. INFOhio, the Information Network for Ohio Schools, uses library management software to automate school libraries and other state-funded collections. In addition to maintaining a statewide database of more than one million cataloging records, used to provide bibliographic records to any automated school in Ohio, INFOhio also provides a core collection of electronic resources to Ohio's students and teachers accessible through the Internet. The Sirsi suite for INFOhio will include the UnicornEcole Library Management System, the Web2 interface for student and teacher access to INFOhio's union and local catalogs, and a range of related services.

Sirsi has also announced its partnership with Relais International, provider of intelligent document delivery. The partnership will enhance the Unicorn Library Management System by integrating Unicorn with Relais Enterprise, an interlibrary loan (ILL) module that locates and orders documents through traditional ILL services and responds to requests from other libraries and patrons. The partnership will provide operations and functions needed to locate, order, track, respond, and deliver materials and resources-while eliminating the need for re-keying patron or library data. Through NCIP, the NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol, Unicorn and Relais Enterprise will automatically update database records in real-time. The Sirsi and Relais integration will bring together circulation and ILL functionality for both staff and patrons.

Convera and Sirsi have announced that Sirsi is enhancing the search and retrieval capabilities of its Hyperion Digital Media Archive offering by integrating the product with Convera's RetrievalWare technology. As a result users will be offered the ability to perform full text searches in multiple languages across multiple data types. The Hyperion Digital Media Archive system allows librarians to store, organize, and access their library's or archive's non-book holdings. The system also allows users to access and view full digital images of a library's collection from anywhere via the Internet. By embedding Convera's RetrievalWare, the Hyperion Digital Archive is strengthened in the following areas: enhanced search functionality with multilingual and cross-lingual searching so users can submit a search request in one language and receive relevant result documents across multiple languages and improved scalability, enabling it to support more users, larger document repositories, and faster search results.

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