Sirsi Corporation, a provider of library technology, has announced that the Quad-LINC consortium managed by the River Bend Library System (RBLS), headquartered in Coal Valley, Illinois, has selected the Sirsi suite of products and services. This move was made in an effort to improve access to resources and promote life-long learning in its multi-type, bi-state consortium. Quad-LINC's suite of Sirsi products includes the Unicorn Library System, iBistro e-Library solution, DataStream enriched content, Sirsi SingleSearch, Sirsi Resolver, Hyperion Digital Media Archive, Sirsi Voice Automation, and related technology services.
The River Bend Library System serves 67 libraries (144 facilities) in western Illinois and eastern Iowa. The Quad-LINC consortium managed by RBLS includes 45 online facilities and 48 union listing facilities. The online institutions are comprised of five community colleges, two liberal arts colleges, 14 public libraries, one county library system, one Fortune 500 company, one high school, two K-12 schools, one state correctional facility, one medical library, one federal library, and the RBLS headquarters. Two additional institutions will be joining the consortium within the year. RBLS, one of twelve regional library systems in Illinois, receives general operating funds through a grant from the Illinois State Library, part of the offices of Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White.