BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, U.S.A., June 19, 2006 - EBSCO is pleased to announce successful completion of EDI serials claims testing for the Ex Libris ALEPH 500 ILS with John Jay College and Queens College, both part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system.
As a result, claims are automatically sent from ALEPH 500 ILS customers directly to EBSCO, which in turn expedites overall claim processing time.
"EDI serials claiming is a very efficient means of transmitting our claims to EBSCO, and we look forward to implementing it for the rest of the CUNY libraries now that John Jay, Queens and NY City Tech are using the service," said Pat Young, assistant director, CUNY Office of Library Services.
"The addition of serial claims to our EDI suite automates a crucial and previously time-consuming aspect of the management of the serials lifecycle," said Michael Kaplan, director, digital products technical support, Ex Libris. "From direct experience in managing a large technical services operation, I know just how tedious and intensive, but especially how important claiming is to ensuring the completeness of any serial run. EDI serials claiming is a dream come-true!"
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.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services provides services for e-journal, e-package and print subscriptions, a suite of e-resource management tools, full-text and secondary databases and related services for all types of libraries and research organizations.
As the "e" agent of the industry, more than half of the subscriptions handled by EBSCO have an electronic component. EBSCO's comprehensive solutions include proven systems to consolidate ordering, invoicing, claiming and renewals as well as assistance with licensing and registration requirements for our e-journal and e-package customers worldwide. EBSCO's 32 Regional Offices, located in 20 countries around the world, serve customers in more than 200 countries and are staffed by information professionals who speak the local language and understand the particular challenges faced by librarians in their areas.
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