November 30, 2003—London—Ex Libris (UK) is pleased to announce that the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) will implement the Ex Libris ALEPH 500 Integrated Library System. RNIB is one of the United Kingdom's leading charities offering information, support, and advice to over two million people with sight problems.
The RNIB catalogue of accessible format materials will be available worldwide for the first time, via the ALEPH Web OPAC. This will provide people with sight problems independent access to information on RNIB's collections and services. RNIB will also use the ALEPH 500 Acquisitions, Cataloguing and Circulation modules to support and significantly enhance the library operation at their United Kingdom Customer Service Centre in Peterborough.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to work with RNIB, and look forward to providing a solution that will enhance the service RNIB provides to its customers,” commented Julie Booth, Managing Director, Ex Libris (UK). “As our first United Kingdom customer of this type, I am particularly pleased to welcome RNIB to the growing Ex Libris family.”
“Of all the system suppliers investigated, Ex Libris was superior in terms of system development, inspiring confidence and providing a future-proof solution,” commented Karen Dane, Systems Librarian at RNIB. “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Ex Libris on this exciting project”.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers and researchers. Ex Libris' ALEPH integrated library solution has been installed at over 800 sites and consortia in 50 countries. MetaLib, the information portal for library collections, and SFX, the context-sensitive link server for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have been adopted by more than 450 institutions in 30 countries. The DigiTool product, for the construction of digital collections as a component of an overall digital strategy, rounds out the Ex Libris product suite.