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Press Release: Ex Libris [January 13, 2003]

Trend continues of ARL's signing contracts with Ex Libris as deals are announced with University of Michigan and University of Tennessee - Knoxville

January 13, 2003 – Chicago. Ex Libris (USA) announced that two more ARL institutions have signed contracts for the installation of Ex Libris products. The University of Michigan has signed for the Ex Libris suite of products including ALEPH, MetaLib and SFX. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville signed a contract for ALEPH, complementing their already existing use of MetaLib and SFX. The ALEPH system will replace a Horizon ILS and GEAC acquisitions system at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a NOTIS ILS system and Innovative acquisitions system at Michigan’s University Library.

“Ex Libris and their products stand out in terms of the mix of current capabilities, future plans, and partnerships with some of our major colleagues. We have been especially pleased by the possibilities for integrating the Ex Libris products with the range of functions in the University Library, especially our aggressive networked delivery of services and digital library capabilities," said John Wilkin, Associate Director, Digital Library Services, at the University of Michigan.“

The Ex Libris system has the best combination of traditional core functionality as well as future-oriented digital library features. We wanted to partner with a company that could help us integrate the many facets of our digital content” said Aubrey Mitchell, Associate Dean of Libraries at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.“

As ARL institutions move through the procurement process for new systems, the Ex Libris suite of products is continuing to meet the closest scrutiny of some of the most prestigious institutions in the country” said Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris (USA), “This is, of course, extremely gratifying for all of us here at Ex Libris. We deeply appreciate these prestigious customers’ confidence in our company, products and services.”

About University of Tennessee – Knoxville

The University is a Research Iand grant university and the state's flagship campus in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies; research and creative activity; and public service with more than 1,100 faculty serving over 20,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate students from every state in the nation and 95 countries. The Libraries house 1.7M bib records, 2.7M items and over 500K user records.

About University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is one of America's great public universities and one of the world's premiere research institutions. It has an enrollment of 38,000 students, faculty of 3,700 and offers over 600 degree programs. There are 24 libraries which collections include all formats with over 7.4 million volumes, and another 130,000 being added yearly. There are over 232,000 serials, both paper and electronic, with approximately 56,600 currently active.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 750 sites in 50 countries.

Other Ex Libris software products include MetaLib, an information portal for library collections that provides libraries, institutions, and consortia with a standardized user interface; SFX, a context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment; and DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections as components of an overall digital strategy.


Summary: Ex Libris announced that two more ARL institutions have signed contracts for the installation of Ex Libris products. The University of Michigan has signed for the Ex Libris suite of products including ALEPH, MetaLib and SFX. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville signed a contract for ALEPH, complementing their already existing use of MetaLib and SFX. The ALEPH system will replace a Horizon ILS and GEAC acquisitions system at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a NOTIS ILS system and Innovative acquisitions system at Michigan’s University Library.
Publication Year:2003
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:January 13, 2003
Publisher:Ex Libris
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company:
Company: Ex Libris
Products: ALEPH 500
SFX Reference Linking Solution
Libraries: University of Tennessee -- Knoxville
University of Michigan
Subject: System announcements -- selection
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