Thursday, February 16, 2006

Sirsi Unicorn OPAC examples

EPS screen shot - Go to Rooms demo site The new Sirsi Unicorn ILS will bring a new look to the MPLIC web site and to the online public access catalog (OPAC) via the Enterprise Portal Solution (EPS). Over the next several months, the Unicorn Policy Creation Team and the EPS Team will be making decisions about how bibliographic and item information will be displayed to customers. The sites below are provided to aid these team members in reviewing our available options. Other MPLIC staff may also be interested in getting a preview of our future public interface.

EPS Rooms Demonstration Site
The EPS interface is so new that a full "live" implementation is not yet available for public viewing, but SirsiDynix's demonstration site includes the features that we will gain in our new system, including federated searching, subject "rooms," and an enhanced OPAC with cover art and reviews.

Oxnard Public Library
This small California library system has a partial implementation of EPS as of Feb. 15, 2006.

There are also many implementations of Sirsi's earlier catalog interface, iBistro, which include many of the same enhanced OPAC features we will have with EPS. Here are a few examples:

Anne Arundel County Public Library
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Fairfax County Public Library

Kansas City Public Library
Knox County Public Library

If you have any difficulty accessing any of these sites, please let me know.

Screenshot image used courtesy of SirsiDynix.

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