July 5, 2006
The University of Nottingham has chosen the Ex Libris™ Verde® e-resource management (ERM) solution to improve the way it manages its electronic library collections.
Developed by Ex Libris, Verde will help to improve internal workflows within the Universitys library services which will, ultimately, benefit end-users. For example, end-user interfaces such as SFX®, MetaLib® and other library Web services will be able to pull license terms and conditions from the Verde data bases, so that users will be able to see what they can and cant do with some resources.
Stephen Pinfield, Deputy Chief Information Officer and Director of Research and Learning Resources at the University of Nottingham, said that Verde was chosen because it benefited staff and end users.
By improving the way we collect management data, we will be able to provide a truly evidence-based e-library service to our end users. Also, because we will be able to track subscriptions, payments, licenses and trials through one system, our staff can ensure that the service for users is uninterrupted, he said.
Julie Booth, Managing Director of Ex Libris (UK) Ltd, explained: We are pleased that the University of Nottingham has joined the Universities of Cranfield, Nottingham Trent and Liverpool John Moores in selecting Verde to manage their e-collections. We strongly believe that the Verde ERM system will greatly benefit staff and end users at Nottinghams international campuses. We look forward to an ongoing research and development partnership with Nottingham in which we will work together on the integration and testing of results from the SUSHI initiative for usage data harvesting and developing standards for the electronic expression of license terms.
About the University of Nottingham:
The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) has confirmed the University of Nottinghams world-class status as a research-led institution. Over 60% of Nottinghams latest RAE scores were at a level of international excellence. This achievement has helped to place Nottingham in the Sunday Times list of the top ten UK Universities. A £29 million investment in new research infrastructure, planned for 2004-2006, will further improve the quality of equipment and facilities to further the Universitys research aims.
For further information on the University of Nottingham, please see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/.
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 1700 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.