Ex Libris (USA) is pleased to announce today the expansion of the Information Services Division with the appointment of Russell McDonald to the position of Vice President of Sales, Information Services Division. McDonald, an industry veteran, returns to Ex Libris from Elsevier where he served as Vice President of Sales Strategies for the last two years.
“We are thrilled to have Russell back with us and look forward to the benefits that his knowledge and experience will bring to Ex Libris,” said Oren Beit-Arie, Acting President of Ex Libris (USA) and President, Information Services Division. “Russell's appointment represents a significant step in the expansion of our organization and business, as Ex Libris continues its commitment to provide the highest quality products and services to the information industry.”
“I am very excited about rejoining the Ex Libris team,” said McDonald. “It is a real privilege to be, once again, an integral part of such a dynamic, growing organization. Ex Libris is a forward- thinking and innovative company that has established itself as the industry leader in the development of new technologies and products. With SFX and MetaLib, in particular, Ex Libris has demonstrated that it has the know-how and the products to support the growing needs of libraries in their quest to introduce digital library management solutions while at the same time providing serious integration with their traditional integrated library systems.”
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. The Information Services Division (ISD) of Ex Libris, based in Boston MA is responsible for the MetaLib and SFX products. MetaLib, the information portal for library collections, and SFX, the context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have been purchased by nearly 400 customers worldwide. As a component of an overall digital strategy, DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections, rounds out the Ex Libris product suite.