Ex Libris (Germany) is pleased to announce that, following a detailed evaluation, the University of Mittweida in Saxony, Germany has chosen ALEPH 500 as its new library automation system. The University will also deploy SFX eXpress, a hosted solution enabling institutions to run the award-winning SFX product for context-sensitive linking to resources, without the need to manage local servers.
"Ex Libris is pleased to implement ALEPH 500 at the University of Mittweida, the first local university system within the German SWB Library Consortium," explains Michael Luetgen, Managing Director of Ex Libris Germany. "ALEPH will replace the library's current LIBERO of LIB-IT system. The project plan envisages a switch to production during Q4, 2005. Important reasons for the award of the contract to Ex Libris and ALEPH 500 were the system's state-of-the-art, open architecture, user-friendly interfaces, handling of digital objects within the ALEPH workflow, the integrated hierarchical thesaurus module, as well as the completely integrated serials control for journals and reviews."
Another key factor in the library's choice of ALEPH 500 was that Ex Libris is able to support the OCLC/PICA OUF interface to be used by the SWB Library Consortium starting in 2006.
About the University of Mittweida:
Founded in 1867, this facility which originally provided education of mechanical engineers began attracting a large number of students. By the turn of the century the "Technicum Mittweida" was already one of the largest private education facilities in Germany. The University boasts such famous students as Ernst Sachs, Friedrich Opel, Hans Bahlsen or Kurt Körber.
For additional information on the University of Mittweida, please see: www.htwm.de/hsm.
For additional information on the University of Mittweida Library, please see: www.htwm.de/hsb.
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 1250 sites in 52 countries. MetaLib®, the information portal for library collections and SFX, the content-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have collectively been purchased by more than 831 institutions in 36 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.