Guadalajara (State of Jalisco, Mexico), August 2, 1999. Sistemas Logicos S.A., our exclusive Mexican distributor, has concluded a contract with the University of Guadalajara (U.G.), to license and install the latest version of ALEPH500 at its eleven libraries. Six of these are located in the city of Guadalajara, the other five at regional campuses in the State of Jalisco.
With close to 150,000 students, the U.G. is the second most important one in Mexico, after UNAM, also a user of ALEPH500.
The U.G. library network has been automated with a PC-based system since 1991. All libraries have area networks, automated catalogs with large electronic collections and electronic delivery services. The main object of the upgrade to a modern, consortial system, is to optimize access for all users to the resources of the participating libraries, including a union catalog and to offer better application interfaces to its patrons, such as intra- and internet access through the ALEPH Web Server, comprehensive serials management or in-house statistical reporting, to name just a few.
«With these criteria in mind, says Senora Pastora Rodriguez Avinoa, Library Coordinator, a working group consisting of representatives from the library, systems coordination and administration departments, selected the ALEPH500 system after a very detailed technical analysis. We also based our decision on the experience of other very important Mexican institutions who have been satisfied ALEPH users for over three years, namely UNAM, El Colegio de Mexico and ITESO.»