March 30, 2006
Ex Libris™ (Germany) is pleased to announce that the Bavarian Library Network (BVB), which chose DigiTool® 3.0 in late 2005, is now using this system as the basis for its central repository. During the last few years, the members of the Bavarian Library Network have been involved in a large-scale digitalization effort of their collections. DigiTool will now serve as the central system for Management, delivery, and archiving of digitized/multimedia objects belonging to the participating libraries. These collections will initially be made available to patrons of the Bavarian State Library and the Regensburg University Library. Following this pilot phase, other libraries will be given access.
Following a very thorough market evaluation, the BVB Network chose DigiTool 3.0 for its modular, scalable architecture, open interfaces, and trouble-free data exchange with other applications, explains René Thomas, DigiTool Sales Representative. DigiTool was also praised for its flexibility in handling metadata and digital objects, as well as its ability to enable participating libraries to work in a common repository that displays individual collections autonomously, while exhibiting the source of objects in a perfectly transparent manner.
About the Bavarian Library Network (BVB):
The Bavarian Library Network is comprised of over 100 participating institutions of varying size and function including the Bavarian State Library, regional state libraries and a number of university and college libraries. The BVB uses ALEPH® 500 as a consortial management solution, together with Ex Libris MetaLib® and SFX® for its end-user-oriented Gateway Bayern portal. The Networks regional service and information center–responsible for development, support and consultancy matters relating to the use of library applications and information technologies–is located at the Bavarian State Library.
For additional information on the Bavarian Library Network, please see www.bib-bvb.de
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.