June 26, 2006
Ex Libris (Germany) is pleased to announce that the Hessen State-sponsored HeBIS consortium for management of electronic information resources has selected the Verde® electronic resources management (ERM) system. Verde will be implemented at HeBIS to manage the consortiums licensed databases and electronic journals.
The choice of Verde is the result of extensive market research, says Ms. Margot Wiesner, Head of the HeBIS consortium. Of utmost importance to us is the extensive consortial capability of Verde. In addition, Verde offers us a very large knowledge base of E-products, allowing us to save substantially on processing work. Beyond this immediate task, the consortium intends to use Verde to manage out-of-state licenses and relevant participants user data.
We are pleased to welcome the HeBIS consortium to the distinguished community of consortia in German-speaking countries that run Ex Libris products, says Marc Daubach, Corporate VP and General Manager Europe at Ex Libris. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the HeBIS consortium.
Funded by the Hessen Ministry for Science and Arts, the HeBIS consortium has been mandated to provide university and other network libraries with specialized electronic information in the form of journals and databases. The administrative unit for this mission, located at the Frankfurt City and University Library, is responsible for coordination of negotiations, concluding and renewing of consortium procurement contracts, as well as for market research and supply of relevant documentation.
For additional information on the HeBIS consortium, please see http://www.hebis.de/hebis-konsortium/en/welcome.php.
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 this week.