Ex Libris is pleased to announce that Beijing Jiaotong University has selected the Ex Libris flagship ALEPH 500™ integrated library system, the MetaLib™ virtual gateway, and the award-winning, context-sensitive linking tool SFX for its library information system. With the signing of this agreement, Beijing Jiaotong University has become the first Chinese customer to contract Ex Libris' complete suite of products.
"The full Unicode support and localization functionalities of the ALEPH 500 library automation system were features of great interest during the extensive system evaluation period” said Mr. Sa Shuli, director of the university library. “The technical support, professionalism, and integrity of the local representatives of Ex Libris coupled with warm recommendations received from other Chinese institutions using ALEPH 500 made us confident in our decision. As the first Chinese customer of MetaLib and SFX, we expect to be completely satisfied with our selection.”
“I am extremely impressed with the foresight of the Beijing Jiaotong University and its personnel,” noted Matti Shem-Tov, president and CEO of Ex Libris. “We are pleased that a prominent institution such as the Beijing Jiaotong University has become our first Chinese customer of MetaLib and SFX. We look forward to enjoying a long and fruitful partnership together,” added Shem-Tov.
About Beijing Jiaotong University
Originating in 1896 from the School of Railway Administration, Beijing Jiaotong University—previously known as Northern Jiaotong University—is one of Beijing's foremost academic institutions. It is governed directly by the Ministry of State Education. Based on a strong foundation of engineering and management disciplines with ever-strengthening economics, science, and literature departments, Beijing Jiaotong University was chosen to be among a handful of Chinese universities to participate in Project 211," a unique project aimed at preparing Chinese university students to meet the challenge of the twenty-first century.
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 over 800 sites and consortia in over 50 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 450 institutions in 26 countries. As a component of an overall digital strategy, the DigiTool solution for constructing digital collections rounds out the Ex Libris product suite.