Ex Libris (UK) is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its Scottish customer base. The University of Aberdeen — the third oldest University in Scotland — has decided to implement ALEPH 500™, to replace their existing Dynix library management system, and to adopt MetaLib® and SFX™.
“We are delighted and honoured that the University has chosen our state-of-the-art products,” says Julie Booth, Managing Director, Ex Libris (UK). “Winning the University of Aberdeen is a great way to start 2004, and we look forward to building on our success and developing our partnership,” continues Julie. The University of Aberdeen joins Napier University, EDINA and the University of Dundee as Scottish Ex Libris (UK) customers.
"The introduction of the Ex Libris ALEPH 500 system with MetaLib and SFX is an exciting project for the Library and for the University. The state-of-the-art Library Management System is an essential foundation for supporting teaching, learning and research and for extending user access to our resource collections and to those held elsewhere. In addition to streamlining the procedures required to manage our own resources, the new system will provide a significant increase in the functionality available to library users," commented Carole Munro, University Librarian.
About the University of Aberdeen:
The University of Aberdeen is the third oldest university in Scotland and the fifth oldest in the UK. With over 13,000 students and 3,000 staff, it is at the forefront of teaching and research in medicine, the humanities and sciences. It is located in one of the most dynamic regions in Europe and has many international links.
The University has three Colleges: the College of Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Life Sciences and Medicine, and the College of Physical Sciences. In 2000, the University was ranked in the top twenty universities and the third in Scotland, in The Times Good University Guide.
The University’s library holdings and collections are acknowledged as among the largest and most prestigious in Scotland. The European Documentation Centre, local North East collections, extensive collections of rare books and manuscripts, and the George Washington Wilson Photographic Archive are all available to the wider community, as well as to university staff and students. Audio-visual archival materials and access to an extensive range of electronic resources supplement the print collections.
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries and information centers. Ex Libris’ ALEPH integrated library solution has been installed at over 800 sites 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 500 institutions in over 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.