January 19, 2005
GreenData, the official Ex Libris distributor in Spain, and Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) have signed an agreement to install MetaLib® and SFX® at the UPV library.
The electronic collection of the university consists of more than 33,000 electronic resources, including e-books, e-journals and databases. UPV has selected MetaLib and SFX to improve the search and retrieval capabilities of the universitys e-resources and to make them easily accessible to users. Looking forward to this initiative, the librarians are confident that it will add tremendous value to the services that the library offers.
Juan Miguel Martinez-Rubio, head of the library, noted, This new challenge for the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia library will enable us to take an important stride forward in managing our electronic collections. We are convinced that our university community will take advantage of the functionalities of MetaLib. Professors and students will access the digital resources more efficiently, while the university will profit from improved resource management. MetaLib and SFX will enhance the capabilities and benefits of the library system.
The general manager of GreenData, Hugo Agud, commented, We are extremely pleased that Universidad Politecnica de Valencia has purchased MetaLib and SFX to manage its electronic collections. This is a historic moment in Spanish librarianship, with these products representing a revolution in the management of hybrid collections. GreenData salutes the UPV decision to be the first university in Spain to acquire MetaLib and SFX. Agud added, We see Universidad Politecnica de Valencia as a pioneer in changing the concept and manner of handling electronic resources in university libraries.
About Universidad Politecnica de Valencia:
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia was founded in 1972 from the union of the Ingenieros Agronomos and Arquitectura schools. Because of its origins, it is one of the leading Spanish universities in technical programs. UPV offers 53 degrees; its library collaborates with the teaching staff to provide an integrated education based on humanistic and cultural ideas that help students develop the tools necessary to function in society.
The university library system consists of one central library, two campus libraries, and a network of small libraries in the Valencia town center. The library system contains more than 366,000 monographs that are widely used by the patrons.
For additional information on the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, please see http://www.upv.es/
GreenData is the Spanish distributor for Ex Libris products. Founded in 1994 as a database subscription agency for academic and research institutions, GreenData now regularly supplies information services to many institutions–corporate organizations, universities, library networks, business schools, pharmaceutical companies, professional schools, medical centers, and public and private hospitals.
For more information on GreenData, see www.greendata.es.
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at more than 1250 sites and consortia in over 51 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 700 customers in 34 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.