Ex Libris (USA) is pleased to announce that Brandeis University has gone live on their ALEPH 500 system. The University purchased the system in December 1999 to replace their existing DRA Classic system. The on-time completion of the conversion phase underscored the dual commitment of Brandeis and Ex Libris teams to the project goals.
"We are pleased to have Brandeis fully utilizing ALEPH 500," said Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris(USA), "It makes another excellent site for interested people to visit and see the power of ALEPH at work and to understand and share the vision of the Brandeis librarians for the future of libraries."
Bessie Hahn, Brandeis University Librarian said: "Ex Libris` ALEPH 500 system will provide Brandeis faculty and students with the most versatile and powerful `gateway` to the world of electronic information. Ex Libris` experience and commitment to multi-lingual support is another feature that is particularly appealing to Brandeis. We are also looking forward to collaborating with Ex Libris and their clients in the design of future knowledge management systems".
About Brandeis University
Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, Brandeis University is the youngest private research university in the United States. Brandeis combines the faculty and facilities of a powerful world-class research university with the intimacy and dedication to teaching of a small college. Brandeis was recently ranked as the number one rising research university by authors Hugh Davis Graham and Nancy Diamond in their book, The Rise of American Research Universities.
Famous for its innovations in reference and research consultation services, the Brandeis University Libraries is strongly committed to supporting the mission of the University through soapplying information technologies to facilitate the mission of the University.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high performance applications for libraries and information centers. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution is now in over 530 installations in 41 countries. The newly formed Information Services Division is addressing the broader aspects of collection management within libraries with its initial focus being the further development and deployment of the SFX context-sensitive reference linking solution acquired by Ex Libris from Ghent University in Belgium. Ex Libris is a multi-national company with offices located around the world.