Prague, Czech Republic, December 28, 2006--The Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce that the Czech University of Agriculture (CUA) in Prague has chosen ALEPH 500 as its new integrated library system. System implementation began in November 2006, and the system is expected to reach full operation in the summer of 2007.
"We have been looking for a system that will enable us to increase our library and information services and facilitate the use of our collection," said Daniel Novák, director of the Study and Information Centre at CUA. "Examples of such services are the online reservation option and the ALEPH Course Readings module, which will support cooperation between the library and teaching staff while helping students work with varied information resources. We are sure that the university community and general public will benefit greatly from the capabilities of the ALEPH 500 system and its modules."
Pavel Krbec, distributor of Ex Libris solutions in the Czech and Slovak Republics, added, "With the introduction of the ALEPH 500 integrated library system at the Czech University of Agriculture, the strong position of Ex Libris in the academic and large scientific library market is expanding into the specialized scientific library market. In selecting the ALEPH system, the CUA library joins another leader of the agricultural information world in the Czech Republic, the Agricultural and Food Library."
About the Czech University of Agriculture in Prague
CUA has just celebrated the 100-year anniversary of its founding. The university offers programs for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral studies, and welcomes many foreign students to its student body. Researchers and students are involved in numerous projects of national and international scope. The university campus serves as the venue for seminars and conferences on a regular basis.
The Study and Information Centre, CUA's academic library, provides information support and library services to the students and teaching staff of the university's four faculties and two institutes: the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources; the Faculty of Forestry and Environment; the Faculty of Economics and Management; the Faculty of Technology; the Institute of Tropics and Subtropics; and the Institute of Education and Communication. Situated in new campus facilities, the Study and Information Centre provides study halls, reading rooms, and computer labs. The library's collection holds over 140,000 print volumes, with approximately 7,000 items acquired annually.
For additional information on the Czech University of Agriculture, see http://www.czu.cz/en/.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers, with installations around the globe. ALEPH 500 and Voyager, the Ex Libris Group's flagship integrated library solutions, are in use at over 3000 sites worldwide. Other products from the Ex Libris suite, deployed at more than 1300 sites, focus on the digital library and offer state-of-the-art, user-centric solutions for managing electronic resources and digital assets and providing informed access to them.