Sirsi Releases Unicorn 2003; Three Public Libraries Choose Sirsi

Jun 24, 2003

Sirsi Corporation has announced that the Unicorn Library Management System, version 2003, will be available June 30, 2003. Unicorn 2003 includes enhanced: Circulation and public services; Client software (including additional enhancements to the client for Hyperion Digital Media Archive and a new version of the WorfFlows standalone client); Acquisitions and Technical Services; and iBistro and iLink e-Library solutions (delivery of updated interfaces to iBistro and iLink, extended capabilities for cascading style sheets, two new sources of premium Sirsi. DataStream content--Children's Literature Comprehensive Database Company and ebrary, and a new URL checker capability to find bad or broken links referenced in iBistro and iLink). Sirsi has also announced that the new Sirsi Voice Automation (SVA) solution is now available for the 2003 version of the Unicorn Library Management System and version 2.5-2 of the DRA Classic system.

Red Deer Public Library in Alberta, Canada, Charleston County (South Carolina) Public Library (CCPL), and the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPL) in Atlanta, Georgia have all selected Sirsi for library management. Red Deer Public Library has selected the Unicorn Library Management System, iBistro e-Library with DataStream enriched content, and Sirsi Rooms Context Management Solutions to expand the services that the Red Deer Public Library provides. The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has selected the Unicorn Library Management System, Hyperion Digital Media Archive, iBistro with DataStream enriched content, and Sirsi Rooms Context Management Solutions. Sirsi Rooms, U.S. patent pending, allows librarians to create and present focused, dynamic collections of the best information available on any subject, from any source. The library intends to support its strategic goal mission of providing 24/7 access to information, resources, and knowledge through Sirsi technology. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPL) has signed an agreement to implement Sirsi's Unicorn Library Management System, iBistro Electronic Library, and Hyperion Digital Media Archive. The new systems will be installed in the spring of next year to replace the library's TLC Carl system. The library will implement all of the Sirsi system's modules, including the iBistro Electronic Library with the Sirsi DataStream, which provides enabling AFPL users with access to a wide variety of content about titles in the library's collection. This enriched content includes book reviews, tables of content, summaries, cover images, and author biographies. The library will also use Sirsi's Hyperion Digital Media Archive system to store and provide easy access to the library's digital collections, including African-American historical documents at its well-known Auburn Avenue Research Library.