February 15, 2005
Ex Libris Inc., is pleased to announce that the Southern Adventist University has selected the entire suite of Ex Libris products to update its existing library management infrastructure: ALEPH 500™ for next-generation library management system, MetaLib®/SFX® for federated searching and linking services, DigiTool for digital asset management, and Verde for its electronic resource management system. ALEPH will be replacing an existing SIRS Mandarin™ system.
According to Genevieve Cottrell, Director of Libraries at Southern Adventists McKee Library, Ex Libris has a vision of the future that best meets our needs. We’re excited about that future and all it means for our customers and our university.
Southern Adventist is a welcome addition to the growing Ex Libris family of libraries, commented Dan Trajman, President, Ex Libris, Inc. Taken together with our recent selection by the Union Theological Seminary, Southerns decision to adopt the Ex Libris product line emphasizes the fact that our products are suitable for libraries both large and small. We are particularly gratified at Southerns adoption of the entire suite of Ex Libris products as it shows their acceptance of our philosophy of adding functionality and value that go beyond realms addressed in the traditional library management system.
About Southern Adventist University:
Southern Adventist University is an accredited four-year coeducational institution operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Located in Collegedale, TN, on the outskirts of Chattanooga, it boasts a student body of approximately 2,200 students. Its academic offerings include 50 bachelors concentrations, 20 associate degrees, and 10 masters degrees. The McKee Library contains over 150,000 physical volumes in its stacks, 25,000 e-books, over 1,100 print periodicals, and more than 19,000 e-journals.
For additional information on the Southern Adventist University, please see www.southern.edu
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 1250 sites and consortia in over 51 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 700 customers in 34 countries. DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections and Verde, the new Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system, round out the Ex Libris product suite.