SIRSI Corp. has announced that it
will provide instant access to EBSCO Publishing's NoveList, an
e-library resource. The company also announced that the British
Museum's Anthropology Library has chosen its Unicorn library management
NoveList assists fiction readers in finding new authors and
titles by using a favorite author, title, or content description
as a template. Users can browse more than 100,000 titles through
a variety of means, such as theme-oriented book lists, awards
lists, and fiction-related Web sites. NoveList contains materials
for all ages and provides enhanced subject access, including reviews,
annotations, and summaries.
Under the terms of the agreement, current NoveList subscribers
will receive access through a single interface for searching the
library's catalog, the NoveList database, and the Web. SIRSI will
allow this access through its iBistro and iLink e-library solutions.
The expanded electronic resource will be available to more than
10,000 individual libraries served by SIRSI throughout the world,
as well as to new SIRSI customers.
"We are pleased to meet a need that has been expressed to us
by our customers. This partnership allows us to help libraries
meet the demands of today's online information seekers, who are
looking for quality content through a single source," said Laura
Dawson, SIRSI's director of content development. "NoveList is
a well-trusted and respected industry leader known for outstanding
resources that help readers find the books they are looking for."
The Anthropology Library
According to the announcement, the British Museum's Anthropology
Library incorporates the former library of the Royal Anthropological
Institutes and is one of the more important and influential anthropological
libraries in the world. Senior librarian Sheila Mackie said, "Unicorn
was chosen because it was the system that more closely matched
the needs of the Anthropology Library and those of the other libraries
of the British Museum.
"We were impressed by Unicorn's strong functionality across
all modules and its high degree of flexibility, including its
ability to take on board our existing in-house subject thesaurus.
Further factors in our decision were the company's commitment
to the development of the core product and its proven record in
customer support," said Mackie.
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