August 9, 2006
Beijing, China—August 9, 2006. Ex Libris™ (China) is pleased to announce that Beijing University of Technology and Capital Normal University have selected the Ex Libris ALEPH® 500 library automation system, the MetaLib® library portal, and SFX®–the context-sensitive link server.
We are very happy to partner with Ex Libris to upgrade our library information service platform, says Professor Hu Yue, Director of Capital Normal University and Deputy Board Director of the Chinese Society of Library and Information. In addition to the thorough investigation carried out by our system evaluation team regarding Ex Libris professional services and technical support offered by local staff, we have witnessed the Companys fast growth in the Chinese market. This, coupled with the warm recommendations we have received regarding the Company from a well-known library system expert group, make us fully confident in our decision, adds Professor Hu.
After a long process of system evaluation, including attending the Companys user group meeting, visiting live sites, and holding thorough discussions with customers, we were impressed with the openness, flexibility, interoperability, and localized features of the Ex Libris systems, explains Professor Wei Yuhui, Acting Director of Beijing University of Technology. With the professional librarians of the local office, we look forward to the successful implementation of the systems, adds Professor Wei.
We are very proud to extend a warm welcome to Beijing University of Technology and Capital Normal University, the two most important Beijing universities funded by the Beijing Municipal Government, to join our ever-expanding Chinese customer base, enthused Mr. Fucheng Shen, Managing Director, Ex Libris China. We will work closely with our new customers to successfully move these two projects into production as soon as possible, as we have for all of our other customers in China.
About Beijing University of Technology:
Considered to be among the top 3% of Chinese universities, Beijing University of Technology was established and built in 1960. This multidisciplinary institution offers a variety of programs and is involved in diversified research in the fields of Science, Engineering, Economics, Management, Liberal Arts, and Law.
Of the over 16,000 students enrolled in Beijing Tech, over 12,000 are undergraduate students and approximately 2,000 are studying for their master’s degree. The institution is further comprised of more than 300 doctoral degree students, 200 international students, and over 10,000 continuing education adult students.
The University’s strategic plan is to continue development of key academic disciplines, cultivate the growth of its campus culture, promote the University to be a model for other institutes of higher education under the Beijing Municipal Government, prepare the groundwork for establishing Beijing Tech as a first class research university, participate in the economic construction and social development of Beijing, enhance cooperation internationally, and contribute to the New Beijing Great Olympics.
For additional information on Beijing University of Technology, please see: http://bjut.edu.cn/bjut_en/subindex.jsp
About Capital Normal University:
Founded in 1954, this key University covered by the 211 Project” offers curricula in liberal arts, science, foreign language, and art. Serving as an important base for cultivating qualified teachers for fundamental education in Beijings municipality, in the 49 years since its foundation, Capital Normal University has cultivated and trained more than 70,000 qualified teachers. Its graduates represent 57% of the teachers who hold bachelors degrees in ordinary middle schools, and occupy 44.1% of all teaching positions in key middle schools at city or district levels.
The Capital Normal University Library is one of the backbone documentation and literature libraries in China. It boasts more than 2,200,000 volumes including nearly 221,000 volumes of foreign literatures.
For additional information on Capital Normal University, please see: http://www.cnu.edu.cn/english/intro/intro.asp
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 2500 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.