August 17, 2006
Daejeon, Korea—August 17, 2006. Ex Libris™ (Korea) is pleased to announce that the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has chosen the Companys SFX® and MetaLib® solutions for its library.
Dr. Hyun Soo Yoon, Dean of the Office of Academic Information explains: We are happy to go into partnership with Ex Libris. We expect KAIST library to provide better and revitalized e-resource services to KAIST users by making full use of SFX and MetaLib of Ex Libris.
Jun Hong, General Manager of Ex Libris Korea, says: We feel very privileged to provide the SFX and MetaLib solutions to a prestigious institution such as KAIST. I am confident that through this partnership, KAIST will significantly enhance users e-resources services experience. This will of course result in improved research performance and scholastic reputation for the institution.
About Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST):
Established in 1971, to train human resources in the fields of science and technology and serve as a role model research university, KAIST is composed of 13 departments, 7 divisions, and 10 interdisciplinary colleges. 10% of Korean science and technology professors are KAIST graduates. 2,200 graduates are currently doing research in governmental and non-governmental institutes. KAIST graduates are leaders in the fields of science and technology in research institutions, business, and the academic world.
The KAIST library, composed of a science library and an undergraduate branch library, covers 17,160 square meters of floor space, housing a total collection of 230,000 monographs and 9,000 journal titles, most of which are in English. The institutions Library Automation System (LAS) was developed in 1986 for cataloging. The complete OPAC began providing services to KAIST users in 1988. The KAIST Library operates a Web-based OPAC system for users convenience and e-resource services.
For additional information on the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Library, please see: http://library.kaist.ac.kr
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers, with installations in 62 countries. ALEPH®, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 2500 sites worldwide. 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 over 950 institutions in 40 countries. DigiTool®, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde®, the electronic resource management (ERM) system, have been warmly adopted by customers worldwide.
Primo®, our next-generation, user-centric discovery and delivery solution–and the newest addition to the Ex Libris product suite–was launched at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans in June 2006.