January 25, 2007
Ex Libris appointment will better serve growing academic library market in Greece
Jerusalem, Israel—January 25, 2007. The Ex Libris Group™ is pleased to announce that the Athens-based General Data Business (GBD) has been named exclusive distributor for Ex Libris products in Greece. General Data Business will be responsible for sales and customer support for the full range of Ex Libris software products for managing electronic resources and services in the digital environment.
“Our partnership with Ex Libris will greatly enrich the portfolio of products and services that we offer to the Greek market,” said Elias Parlavantzas, Senior Account and Educational Sector Manager of GDB. “We believe that the Ex Libris products will make the difference, providing Greek libraries with exceptional, up-to-date solutions”.
Ori Ainy, Ex Libris Sales Manager, adds, Ex Libris is looking forward to a close cooperation with GDB and rapid expansion of the Ex Libris client base in the Greek market. The importance of education as a driving force for economic growth and social cohesion is evident in Greece, which boasts over 40 institutes of higher learning and a multitude of educational and research institutes.
About General Data Business:
General Data Business SA was established in 1990 to deliver and support innovative, high-quality information technology and communication solutions. The Company specializes in designing and implementing a range of technological solutions for storage management and backup, communications and networking, and Internet applications. GDB partners with such leading companies as Cisco Systems, Hitachi, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems.
For more information on General Data Business, please see www.gdb.gr
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers, with installations around the globe. ALEPH® 500 and Voyager®, the Ex Libris Groups flagship integrated library solutions, are in use at over 3000 sites worldwide. Other products from the Ex Libris suite, deployed at more than 1300 sites, focus on the digital library and offer state-of-the-art, user-centric solutions for managing electronic resources and digital assets and providing informed access to them.