April 27, 2006
Ex Libris™ (China) is pleased to announce that Beijing Foreign Studies University has selected the Ex Libris ALEPH® 500 library automation system, the MetaLib® library portal, and the SFX® context-sensitive link server. This follows the selection of MetaLib and SFX by Nanjing Normal University for the establishment of its digital information resource service center.
We are very happy to partner with Ex Libris to construct our multilingual information service platform, said Professor Guo Qiqing, Director of Beijing Foreign Studies University Library. The full Unicode support of the whole product suite, and the strong services and technical support of the local staff of Ex Libris, will surely make us feel fully confident in our decision, Professor Guo added.
After a long investigation period, we could not find a better technology and system than SFX and MetaLib to help us to build up our digital information resource service center, explained Professor Zhang Jianping, Director of Nanjing Normal University Library. SFX the original linking server, MetaLib with all major local databases configured, and the professionalism of the local representatives, made the SFX/MetaLib solution our only choice, added Professor Zhang.
We extend a warm welcome to Beijing Foreign Studies University and Nanjing Normal University and feel proud to have them join our ever-expanding Chinese customer base, enthused Mr. Fucheng Shen, Managing Director, Ex Libris China. We are fully confident that we will make these two projects successful as we have for our many other customers in China.
About Beijing Foreign Studies University:
Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), renowned for the quality of its language teaching programs, offers the largest number of language learning programs and other interdisciplinary studies in China. Qualified to enter the 211Project, launched by the Ministry of Education in 1996, BFSU aims to develop into a world-class university known for its excellence in language learning/research and multi-disciplinary studies. The University provides learning opportunities to cater to the growing needs in Chinese society for well-educated, well-trained, competent professionals with a high-level of proficiency not only in foreign languages but also in related subjects.
For additional information on Beijing Foreign Studies University, please see: http://www.bfsu.edu.cn/
About Nanjing Normal University:
Established almost 100 years ago, the Nanjing Normal University (NNU) is one of the key national universities under the “211 Project” and also a renowned institution of higher learning. The history of Nanjing Normal University can be traced back to the “Sanjiang Normal Institute” established at the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1902. In 1952, with the nationwide adjustment of higher education, colleges and departments of the Zhongyang University, Jingling University, and Jingling Women’s University were integrated to form the Nanjing Normal College, which finally became the Nanjing Normal University in 1984. The Nanjing Normal University library is the third largest in the Jiangsu Province and houses over 2,500,000 books. The Jingwen Library, located at the Universitys Xianlin campus, is the largest university library in the Jiangsu province and offers the most advanced equipment and facilities.
For additional information on Nanjing Normal University (NJNU), please see: http://www.njnu.edu.cn/english/about.asp.
For additional information on Nanjing Normal University Library, please see: http://lib.njnu.edu.cn
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®, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde®, the electronic resource management (ERM) system, complete the Ex Libris product suite.