The Berlin Abgeordnetenhaus (Chamber of Deputies) has awarded our German company, Ex Libris (Deutschland) GmbH with offices in Hamburg, Berlin and Cologne, a contract to migrate their BIS-LOK automation system (also supplied by Ex Libris) to the latest version of ALEPH 500.
Ex Libris will perform the complete implementation, comprising installation, data conversion, training and ongoing support.
The Berlin Parliament is a modern institution. Its library, first installed in 1951, has about 100,000 volumes, some 600 periodicals, including a large selection of daily newspapers, and a large collection of microfilms and CD-ROMs. The available literature concentrates on political subjects, parliamentary reports from the Federal Republic and the European Union, as well as federal and state legislative records, proceedings and laws. These can all be searched via OPAC and consulted on site by interested citizens. Loans are restricted to deputies and staff. The parliamentary Press and Documentation sections are closely linked to the library.
The Berlin Parliament (www.parlament-berlin.de) is the equivalent of a state legislature, a link among other state parliaments in the chain of German democratic institutions. It is situated next to the recently rebuilt and festively inaugurated Federal Parliament, the Bundestag, in the history-laden Reichstag. It marks its turf amid the many construction sites which currently dot the Berlin urban scene and are turning this war-torn metropolis into one of the finest European capital cities.
Other parliamentary libraries using ALEPH are those of Brazil, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Israel.