Ex Libris (Germany) is pleased to welcome the Wuppertal University Library to its circle of ALEPH 500 customers. Joining the university libraries of Hagen, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen, Paderborn, Siegen and Trier, Wuppertal is the eighth university library in the federal states of Northrein-Westphalia and Palatinate to migrate to the ALEPH 500 system.
ALEPH 500 will replace the library's local BABSY system. A member of the HBZ consortium, the Wuppertal University Library will gain the tremendous advantage of online cataloging via a homogeneous interface between its local ALEPH 500 system and that of the ALEPH-based HBZ network. According to Jürgen Küssow, Ex Libris Senior Sales Consultant, “The Wuppertal University Library will be the first to go into production with version 16 of ALEPH 500, Ex Libris' state-of-the-art library system, in July 2004.”
The Wuppertal University Library, which until now has operated on a decentralized structure, has opted to switch to a unified library system for its faculty and seminar libraries. Approximately 80% of the library's 1.2 million volumes and 4,500 periodicals are freely accessible to its 15,000 member student body. Library patrons have access to the institution's online catalog, reference materials, and CD-ROM databases, in addition to free use of the Northrhein-Westphalia digital library online circulation facility.
For additional information regarding the Wuppertal University Library, please see: www.bib.uni-wuppertal.de.
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. For further information on Ex Libris, please visit www.exlibrisgroup.com.