December 7, 2005
Ex Libris (China) is pleased to announce that the Tsinghua University of China has selected Ex Libris products to manage its electronic resource services. These include MetaLib® for metasearching, SFX® for context-sensitive linking, and Verde for electronic resource management. The Tsinghua University Library is currently running the Innovative Millennium library automation system.
After a long testing, evaluation, and comparison process, we have selected Ex Libris electronic resource solutions as we were impressed with the production quality of these products and technical support services from Ex Libris, said Professor Xue Fangyu, Director of the Tsinghua University Library. We expect to establish a partnership with Ex Libris to configure local databases, customize and localize the electronic resource management system, and research and develop digital library systems, Professor Xue added.
We are extremely honored to have such a prestigious institution as the Tsinghua University choose our e-resource solutions, said Mr. Fucheng Shen, Managing Director, Ex Libris China. We are fully confident that our strategic, cooperative partnership will produce fruitful results and will benefit the digital library infrastructure of university libraries in China.
About Tsinghua University:
Tsinghua University, originally Tsinghua Xuetang, was established in 1911 as a preparatory school for students who would be sent by the government to study in universities in the United States. Currently, the university consists of 47 departments in 13 schools, including the schools of sciences, architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, information science and technology, humanities and social sciences, economics and management, law, arts and design, public policy and management, aerospace, journalism, and communication. A medical school is currently being established. The university has over 7,000 faculty and staff, including more than 1,000 full and 1,000 associate professors. The student body consists of over 20,000 students, including 12,000 undergraduates, 6,200 masters degree candidates, and 2,800 doctoral candidates.
The Tsinghua University Library was established in 1912, just one year after the university was built. The 28,000 square meters of floor space house a total collection of nearly three million items including Chinese and Western language book and periodical collections. In recent years, an increasing number of electronic and virtual resources have been made available in the Library or online. These form an information system which is multi-directional and level, open, efficient, and service-centered.
For additional information on the Tsinghua University Library, please see: http://www.lib.tsinghua.edu.cn/english/about.html
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 1,250 sites in 52 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, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde, the new electronic resource management (ERM) system, round out the Ex Libris product suite.