March 23, 2006
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
The Ex Libris™ Group is pleased to announce that the Hradec Kralove library, a major research library in the Czech Republic, has chosen ALEPH® 500 to be its new integrated library system.
After a comparative analysis of a large number of systems, we decided that ALEPH 500 is the most appropriate for our needs, said Eva Svobodova, Director of the Library. We evaluated the level of functionality offered in large international and national libraries, and believe that the ALEPH 500 solution is flexible enough to meet the varied needs of our readers and our librarians. ALEPH 500 is able to fulfil all our demands because it consists of modular and flexible components, which are easily connected in different ways. It is a tool that delivers relevant information to end-users in a quick and user-friendly manner. System implementation started in December 2005, and full operation is expected in the near future. Our goal is to provide modern information services in a modern, newly constructed information centre. We believe that ALEPH 500 is the right choice for our library, and will improve the quality of services the library provides.
Building on Ex Libris strong position in the market of academic and large scientific libraries, it is a great challenge to enter this new and exciting market segment–the world of major scientific and regional libraries—in the Czech Republic, said Pavel Krbec, Ex Libris distributor for the Czech and Slovak Republics.
About the Research Library in Hradec Kralove:
The Research Library of Hradec Kralove is open to the general public, and serves as a cultural, educational and information services center for the city of Hradec Kralove and the surrounding region. Its broad range of services and extensive holdings assure equal and unlimited access to cultural resources and information found in both book collections and new electronic media. This important regional library contains books and periodicals produced of Eastern Bohemia as well as historical collections including 4,000 early print books. The library boasts strong affiliations with other district and municipal libraries in the region. A modern library complex is under construction and should be completed by 2008.
For additional information on the Hradec Kralove Research Library, please see: http://www.svkhk.cz/english/zobraz.asp?id=120
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®, the enterprise solution for the management of digital collections in libraries and academic environments, and Verde®, the electronic resource management (ERM) system, complete the Ex Libris product suite.