February 23, 2006
Prague, Czech Republic
The Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce that the ALEPH® 500 integrated library system has gone into production at the Agricultural and Food Library (AFL) of the Czech Republic. The AFL is the third largest specialized library in the world, focusing on information in the fields of agriculture, forestry and the food industry.
The Agricultural and Food Library has been using ALEPH 500 since August 2005. We sought a comprehensive, reliable, sophisticated information system to reflect the new demands of our library. We believe that ALEPH 500 will help us in effectively carrying out our work within the library, and in cooperation with other agricultural and food libraries in the Czech Republic, and with similar libraries abroad, said Martin Kvitek, Head of the Agricultural and Food Library at the Institute of Agricultural and Food Information Prague (IAFI/UZPI). ALEPH 500 has been implemented in all areas of library management from the Czech Agricultural and Food Bibliography, to acquisitions, cataloguing, and circulation. Our readers, who include researchers, academic staff, students, civil servants, and the general public, appreciate the online ALEPH catalogue.
We are proud to cooperate with such an important library as the Agricultural and Food Library of the Czech Republic and to help them overcome the challenge of serving their patrons in the scientific and technical community who rely on the library for information relevant to their work, says Pavel Krbec, Ex Libris distributor for the Czech and Slovak Republics.
The Agricultural and Food Library of the Czech Republic joins a growing list of major universities and institutes in Europe, North and South America, and Japan, helping to promote agricultural research with Ex Libris products.
About the Agricultural and Food Library of the Czech Republic:
Established in 1924 as a part of the Czechoslovak Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the Library of the the Agricultural and Food Library of the Czech Republic offers a comprehensive package of services, loans, and in-house use of books, periodicals and videocassettes, as well as access to domestic and foreign databases relating to agricultural and food science. The Library provides full coverage of the Internet UZPI – Agronavigator portal. Additional activities include transfer of information regarding agriculture, food production and processing, and consumer-related information, which entail editorial and publishing activities. The Library is a depository for FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) documents and is a member of AGLINET–the international network of agricultural libraries. The AFL is part of the Institute of Agricultural and Food Information.
For additional information, about Agricultural and Food Library of the Czech Republic, please see: http://www.knihovna.uzpi.cz/attachments/about_library.htm
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 1500 sites in 62 countries. MetaLib®, the information portal for library collections, and SFX®, the context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have collectively been purchased by more than 900 institutions in 36 countries. DigiTool®, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde®, the new electronic resource management (ERM) system, complete the Ex Libris product suite.