April 23, 2008
Southampton Solent University staff and users will enjoy all the benefits of a completely interoperable library system
Southampton, UK – April 23, 2008. Ex Libris (UK) is pleased to announce that Southampton Solent University has chosen Ex Libris products to maximise the efficiency of the university library and enhance the user experience. After carefully researching the current Ex Libris product offering as well as the company’s long-term strategy, Southampton Solent University has chosen the Aleph® integrated library system—which will be replacing the university’s Axiell DDElibra system—and the Primo discovery and delivery solution to serve as a cutting-edge interface to the entire library collection. To meet its longer-term vision for a fully integrated learning environment, Southampton Solent also plans to implement the SFX® Open URL link resolver, the MetaLib® gateway and metasearch solution, and the Verde® e-resource management system, all from Ex Libris.
”We found Ex Libris well matched to our library needs in areas that extend beyond product functionality”, explains Elizabeth Selby, acting dean of the learning and information service at Southampton Solent University. ”Whereas we were very impressed with the range of services that we would be able to offer our users and staff by implementing the Ex Libris products that we selected, the true deciding factor was the ”meeting of visions” that we had with the company. The Ex Libris road map for development very much reflects the strategic direction of our library and learning services. By using Ex Libris solutions to manage our library resources, our users will enjoy all of the benefits that a completely interoperable system can offer”, adds Selby.
”We are honoured to welcome Southampton Solent University—one of the UK’s newest universities—to the Ex Libris user community”, comments Julie Booth, managing director of Ex Libris UK. ”We look forward to working in collaboration with Southampton Solent University Library to continue providing its users with the dynamic services they expect and the support needed to manage and share its continually growing collection”.
Southampton Solent University:Situated in the city of Southampton, on the south coast of England, Southampton Solent University is one of the UK’s newest universities and is well known for the distinctive way it links together student learning, applied research, and services to business and community. The university’s aim is to provide its students with the best learning experience and the best start possible for their future careers and to ensure that all who are able to benefit from higher education can do so. A broad range of academic and professional programs consistently provides excellent employment opportunities for its graduates. More than 200 qualifications, ranging from a higher national diploma (HND) to the PhD degree, are available to the university’s 16,000 students in subjects such as maritime education and training; fashion and design; media and television; music; sports and leisure; and business.
For additional information on Southampton Solent University, see http://www.solent.ac.uk
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides the efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will enable them to transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with our customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.
For additional information on Ex Libris Group, see http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/