October 23, 2008
Multilingual support and the ability to manage very large collections were key factors in the selection of the Aleph integrated library system
Jerusalem, Israel – October 23, 2008. Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce that the library of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Media Library of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA)—the University of Applied Sciences—have selected the Aleph® integrated library system (ILS) from Ex Libris to replace their LBS™ systems, expanding the worldwide Aleph community to 2,250 institutions.
Aleph provides academic, research, and national libraries with the efficient, user-friendly tools and workflow support they need to meet the increasing requirements of the industry today and in the future. Customizable components accommodate the requirements of institutions of all types and sizes, from single-branch libraries to the largest of consortia. Installed in scores of countries worldwide, Aleph offers full Unicode support, which enables both public and staff users to interface with the system in their preferred language.
Nol Verhagen, library director of the University of Amsterdam, commented: ”I am pleased that we will soon be implementing Aleph as our integrated library system. Aleph, which is used by many other university libraries in the Netherlands, has an excellent track record both locally and worldwide. Its power and flexibility will maximize the efficiency of the library’s internal operations. During the selection process, Ex Libris impressed us as a reliable partner. Once we have completed the implementation of Aleph, we feel that our library will be able to meet the future with confidence.”
”Ex Libris is honored to welcome the University of Amsterdam and the University of Applied Sciences to the European Aleph user community,” noted Marc Daubach, corporate VP at Ex Libris and general manager Europe. ”We are delighted that these distinguished institutions have chosen Aleph to further build on the success of their previously implemented Ex Libris solutions, the SFX® link resolver and the MetaLib® gateway and metasearch solution. We look forward to continuing our close relationship with both universities in the future.”
About the University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam evolved from the Athenaeum Illustre (founded in 1632) and now ranks among the largest comprehensive universities of Europe. It belongs to the League of European Research Universities and maintains close contact with universities all over the world.
For additional information on UvA, see http://www.uva.nl/start.cfm/la=en.
About the Hogeschool van Amsterdam
The Hogeschool van Amsterdam, or University of Applied Sciences, offers over 80 courses of study in various locations in Amsterdam and Almere. With a mission of helping students become innovative, well-educated professionals, HvA collaborates with government and business to support the students in their goals. HvA’s 2,300 employees, who serve more than 30,000 students, ensure that the education offered by the HvA is of consistently high quality.
For additional information on HvA, see http://www.international.hva.nl/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will enable them to transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with our customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.
For additional information on Ex Libris Group, see http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/