Sirsi Corporation has announced that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) has selected Sirsi's Unicorn Library Management System, replacing their existing Dynix system. The Sirsi suite of products includes Unicorn and the WorkFlows staff client with modules for cataloging, authority control, circulation, acquisitions, EDI
(electronic data interchange), serials control, interlibrary loans, outreach services, reference librarian, and a knowledge portal to external services over the Internet. The public has access to library resources through the Sirsi iBistro e-Library with enriched content streamed through Sirsi DataStream, which provides reviews, tables of contents, abstracts, and book jacket images. Additionally, Sirsi SmartPORT captures data from Z39.50 sources for cataloging personnel.
Currently, iBistro is available in English and Spanish, with an Arabic interface to be delivered soon. The Libraries and Arts Service encompasses six libraries; a service to people who are housebound; a local studies and archives service; and a schools library service. RBKC serves an estimated resident population of 152,922.