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Liverpool John Moores University migrates to ALEPH 500 and adopts MetaLib and SFX

Press Release: Ex Libris [April 26, 2004]

Copyright (c) 2004 Ex Libris

Abstract: Ex Libris announced that Liverpool John Moores University will implement ALEPH 500, to replace their existing Dynix library management system, and to adopt the MetaLib library portal and the SFX context sensitive linker.

Ex Libris (UK) Ltd. is pleased to announce that Liverpool John Moores University (JMU) has decided to implement ALEPH 500, to replace their existing Dynix library management system, and to adopt the MetaLib library portal and the SFX context sensitive linker.

Maxine Melling, Director of JMU's Learning and Information Services says “We are extremely pleased to be entering into this partnership with Ex Libris. ALEPH 500 and its associated products will be central to assisting us in meeting the University's strategic aims, most specifically in providing flexible services to students, in developing and supporting e-learning, and in ensuring that our full range of learning resources are embedded in the University's managed learning environment”.

“We are very pleased that Liverpool John Moores University has shown their confidence in our software and solutions”, says Julie Booth, Managing Director, Ex Libris (UK). “With implementation already well under way, we look forward to a successful switch to production in autumn 2004, and to a long partnership with the University”, continues Julie.

About Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool JMU can trace its history back to 1823, when the Liverpool Mechanics' and Apprentices' Library was founded. The institution grew over the centuries by converging and amalgamating with different colleges and eventually became Liverpool Polytechnic. In 1992, the Polytechnic became one of the UK's new generation universities taking its name from Sir John Moores, founder of the Littlewoods organisation. Liverpool JMU is a large city-based university with approximately 22,000 students studying over 200 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The University is a major employer in the city, employing 2,500 members of staff. It has also played a vital role in the cultural renaissance of Liverpool and, together with other educational establishments, has taken an active part in the regeneration of the city.

The University has three distinct campus areas: the Mount Pleasant Campus and the City Campus both in the city centre and the I. M. Marsh Campus 4 miles south of the city.

The Learning Resource Centres house a number of unusual and interesting collections including, among others, the Liddell Hart Collection on Costume, a highly individual fashion archive containing not only works directly concerning fashion, but also on feminism, psychology of dress, and the social scene and society at the turn of the nineteenth/twentieth century, bequeathed to the University by Sir Basil Liddell Hart, the foremost military critic in Britain between the Wars and military correspondent for The Times; the Frankie Vaughan Archive, donated by Stella Vaughan, consisting of sheet music, scores, orchestral, and band parts used by Frankie Vaughan throughout his career; the Byrom Street Archive, an incomplete collection of documents relating to the history of the colleges in the Byrom Street area which were incorporated into Liverpool Polytechnic in 1970; and England's Dreaming Archive of Punk, an eclectic collection covering the history of the punk phenomenon, purchased from Jon Savage in 2002.

For further information about JMU, contact Shonagh Wilkie, t: 0151 231 3346, e:

About Ex Libris

The Ex Libris Group is a worldwide pioneer in the field of software solutions for libraries and information centres. 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 centres. 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 1250 sites in 51 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 550 institutions in 31 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.

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Publication Year:2004
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 26, 2004
Publisher:Ex Libris
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: Ex Libris
Products: ALEPH 500
Libraries: Liverpool John Moores University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:10883
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00