May 4, 2006
Lisse, the Netherlands
The Ex Libris™ Group and Swets Information Services are pleased to announce that the EDI serial claiming trials that they conducted with University College London have been successfully completed. The result of this collaboration has vastly accelerated the processing of claims for University College London. Libraries using the ALEPH® 500 integrated library system are now able to automatically transmit claims to Swets using the EDIFACT standard.
We are delighted that this collaboration has been a success. Our experience with University College London has given us the opportunity to further develop our collaborative partnership with Ex Libris and engage with customers on process improvement through integration, noted Bob Visser, Chief Information Officer at Swets Information Services. We definitely consider this partnership as part of Swets overall drive to streamline the serials management process and speed up the response time for customers.
This is yet another example of the benefit brought by closer integration of the library management system with external systems and solutions. Im confident that following the success at UCL, other customers will follow suit by extending the range of EDI services they currently use. We look forward to working with Swets on other projects, commented Julie Booth, Managing Director of Ex Libris (UK) Ltd.
About Swets Information Services:
Swets is the worlds leading subscription services company, connecting the supply and demand chain that exists between publishers and institutions, libraries and information centres. The company provides services for customers from academic, government, corporate and medical institutions. Swets has been operating successfully for over 100 years. The company has offices in over 20 countries, servicing clients and publishers from over 160 nations. Those offices manage more than 1.8 million subscriptions, with half of those related to electronic subscriptions, between some 65,000 publishers and over 60,000 clients, including one in three Fortune 500 companies. Swets is the only subscription agent to be ISO 9001:2000 certified on a global basis, which serves as a significant endorsement of its ability to provide clients and publishers with the kind of speedy, reliable and efficient service methods they expect to receive from an intermediary.
For additional information on Swets Information Services, please see: www.swets.com
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 electronic resource management (ERM) system, complete the Ex Libris product suite.