April 21, 2005
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Ex Libris (Brazil) is pleased to announce that the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (TSE), responsible for the development of one of the largest and most advanced electronic voting systems in the world, has chosen the ALEPH 500™ integrated library system. A world leader in electronic voting, the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral is responsible for presidential and senatorial elections as well as those for representatives, and state and local offices. In searching for an integrated library system, the IT department of the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral, emphasized that the product must be both robust and secure, requirements which they found ALEPH 500 was best qualified to deliver.
We are proud to welcome the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral to the Brazilian circle of ALEPH 500 customers, says Marcelo Valle da Fonseca, Managing Director of Ex Libris Brazil. The sophisticated IT department of the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral has a history of choosing the finest technological solutions. We are honored to have been found to be the product of choice for this institution. The system is scheduled to go into production at the end of May 2005.
About the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral:
Brazil began moving towards computerized voting, to ensure the integrity of election results, in the early 1990s. In 1993, Brazil’s electoral authorities developed a proprietary network and set up an infrastructure to support Brazils 120 million voters in 5,567 cities. During the 1996 presidential elections, computerized voting was finally introduced. By the year 2000, Brazil had over 350,000 electronic ballot boxes in use.
For additional information about the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (in Portuguese), see http://www.tse.gov.br/
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 more than 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 725 institutions in 36 countries. DigiTool, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde, the new electronic resource management (ERM) system, round out the Ex Libris product suite.