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Volume 19, Issue 6 June 2002
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SIRSI Announces Users Group Meeting, System Installment

SIRSI Corp. has announced that more than 500 representatives from libraries around the world gathered in Huntsville, Alabama, from May 2­4 for the annual meeting of the Unicorn Users Group International (UUGI). SIRSI also announced that the Abilene (Texas) Library Consortium (ALC) has selected its UnicornConsortia library management system.

UUGI

Formed by SIRSI customers in 1991, UUGI educates and assists current and potential users of SIRSI's Unicorn library management system, an integrated client/server tool for all types and sizes of libraries. During the meeting, UUGI members learned about Unicorn's recent developments and future enhancements. According to the announcement, the Unicorn system is now in use by more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Abilene Library Consortium

The Abilene Library Consortium is a cooperative of four Texas private university libraries and one public library. ALC, which comprises Abilene Christian University Library, Abilene Public Library, Hardin-Simmons University Library, McMurry University Library, and Howard Payne University Library, has a combined bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million items.

The consortium offers a framework for cooperation among the participating libraries and provides for the sharing of materials, resources, and expertise. Through cooperative borrowing agreements, patrons from any ALC library may check out materials from any other ALC library with much the same privileges as that library's own borrowers.

Source: SIRSI Corp., Huntsville, AL, 256/704-7000; http://www.sirsi.com.

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