Ex Libris (Australia) is pleased to announce that Bond University has chosen ALEPH 500™ for its university library becoming the 28th Australian academic institution to use Ex Libris' products. The Bond University library collection includes over 235,000 volumes and 1,800 journal titles in print, as well as hundreds of DVDs, laserdiscs, CD ROMs, video and audio cassettes. Access is provided to over 22,000 full-text electronic journals, and over 100 journal databases.
“Aleph 500 will be one of the critical systems for delivering quality library services to the Bond University community,” says Gulcin Cribb, Library Director at Bond University. “The criteria for selecting this product were its focus on the requirements of academic libraries and its development path to meet future needs. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with Ex Libris and are currently considering implementation of SFX® and MetaLib® in the near future.”
Bond University has carried out an extensive search for the perfect ILS product as was eloquently described by Joanna Richardson and Peta Hopkins of Bond University Library in their paper entitled “Selecting an ILMS for a Future You Can't Imagine”, presented at the VALA 2004 Conference held in Melbourne Australia in February. “In her paper delivered at VALA, Dr. Richardson explains that ‘the selection of a responsive vendor with vision and the capability to sustain research and development will position the library optimally for an unpredictable future', we are honored to be the vendor that Bond University was searching for and expect to fulfill all of their unforeseen needs,” says Claudette Pope Managing Director of Ex Libris (Australia).
Please see the paper entitled Selecting an ILMS for a Future You Can't Imagine at: www.vala.org.au/vala2004/2004pprs/prgm2004.htm
About Bond University:
Australia's only private, not-for-profit, independent university, Bond University consists of six academic units: the Faculties of Business, Health Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, Information Technology, and Law as well as the Institute for Learning Communities. Bond University has its own English Language Institute on campus which provides intensive academic English language courses to enable its international students to prepare for University entrance.
For further information on Bond University, please see: www.bond.edu.au.
About Ex Libris:
The Ex Libris Group is a worldwide pioneer in the field of software solutions for libraries and information centers. With over two decades of leadership in the field of library and information systems, Ex Libris continues to set industry standards by combining software strengths and library acumen to provide real solutions for the constantly evolving needs of libraries and information centers. 2003 was a banner year for Ex Libris and ALEPH 500 implementations worldwide as over 100 sites went live. 2004 is looking great! First Quarter sales have been strong and new contracts are on the horizon.
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.