Library of the Supreme Court of Canada Selects Sirsi

May 13, 2005

Sirsi Corporation has announced that the Library of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, has selected the Unicorn Library Management System along with other Sirsi solutions to improve access to legal information resources for its users - including Supreme Court Justices and law clerks, legal staff, litigants, the academic community, and other libraries. The library chose Sirsi technology to give all users barrier-free, timely access to its resources as well as to other national and international resources. Included in the library's suite of Sirsi solutions are the Unicorn Library Management System (including acquisitions and serials control modules), iLink elibrary user interface, Sirsi Single Search federated search tool, Sirsi Resolver OpenURL reference linking technology, and Sirsi Director's Station business intelligence tool.

The Supreme Court of Canada Library is a law library in Canada, comprising about 350,000 volumes covering both the common law and civil law systems and with a national bilingual and bijuridicial perspective. As a research library geared to meet the immediate information needs of the Court, it provides the research base for the Court in its role of deciding questions of national importance. The Library has a collection of both primary and secondary materials from common and civil law jurisdictions: Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, France, and Belgium; a collection of legal periodicals, loose-leaf services, and major legal texts. Located on the third floor of the Supreme Court Building, it is open to those pleading before the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, to the Canadian judiciary, to members of the Bar, and to others by permission.