July 12, 2006
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Ex Libris™ (Germany) is pleased to announce that the German Book Depository–Deutsches Bucharchiv—has chosen ALEPH® 500 to replace its existing Allegro library software system. The Deutsches Bucharchivs migration to the modern, integrated ALEPH 500 library management system will follow the Depositorys move from Munich to St. Gallen this fall.
Thanks to ALEPH 500, the Deutsches Bucharchiv will now be able to display its catalog online and offer vastly expanded and improved services to its library patrons, says J?rgen K?ssow, Senior Sales Consultant at Ex Libris. The Depository will benefit from the solid experience of the Vadiana Cantonal library and the St. Gallen library consortium, longtime users of ALEPH 500, with which the institution has partnered on this project.
About the Deutsches Bucharchiv:
Created in 1947 by Ludwig Depp, the Deutsches Bucharchiv for books and magazines serves a large research and user community of bibliophiles, authors, editors, book-sellers, printers, information and documentation providers of various kinds, and literary figures. The materials found in the repository are often used in the press, film, theater, radio, and for television scenes.
The Depositorys collections, which occupy some 1200 meters of shelf, will be moved from their current location in Munich and integrated into the Vadiana Cantonal Library at St. Gallen in September, 2006. The St. Gallen Center for Books foundation for the promotion, research, and teaching of bibliophilic sciences–including their cultural, social, and esthetic aspects—has been established by the Canton and University of St. Gallen, together with the Deutsches Bucharchiv to support this move.
For additional information on the Deutsches Bucharchiv, please see: http://www.bucharchiv.de/index-e.htm
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers, with installations in 62 countries. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 1700 sites worldwide. 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 over 950 institutions in 40 countries. DigiTool®, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde®, the electronic resource management (ERM) system, have been warmly adopted by customers worldwide.
Primo®, our next-generation, user-centric discovery and delivery solution–and the newest addition to the Ex Libris product suite–was launched at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans in June 2006.