July 19, 2006
Ex Libris™ (Germany) is pleased to announce that the newly founded Medical University of Graz has chosen ALEPH® 500 as its integrated library management system (ILS). Following an Austrian university legislative decision made in 2002, the Karl-Franzen University medical faculty in Graz has become an independent, autonomous university and has chosen to adopt its own ILS. The success that ALEPH 500 has enjoyed in other University of Graz faculties made this system the obvious choice.
According to Jurgen Kussow, Ex Libris Senior Sales Consultant, The Medical University of Graz is satisfied that ALEPH 500 will enable the library to rapidly conform to its very specific requirements. The fact that other libraries in the Graz system have successfully worked with the ALEPH 500 ILS had great influence on this selection.
ALEPH 500 implementation will take place during the summer academic break. Switch to production is scheduled for September 2006, after data transfer from the existing catalog has been completed and the appropriate staff has been trained.
About the Medical University of Graz:
The Medical University of Graz focuses on research, teaching, and hospital care. The doctoral curricula for its over 4,500 students covers research and practice related to the medical, dental, nursing, and bio-medical fields. The University library offers more than 400 scientific journals in print and some 2,000 in electronic form. This is in addition to over 20,000 magazine volumes and numerous collections of text-books, reference works, videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs that the library houses. Over 200 ILS access points are located in the Universitys 38 sub-libraries located in various faculties and clinics.
For additional information on the Medical University of Graz, please see: www.meduni-graz.at/
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.