Ex Libris is pleased to announce that Beijing Normal University has selected the MetaLib information portal with the SFX® context-sensitive linking server to provide management tools and services for its ever-increasing electronic resources. Four years ago, Beijing Normal University became the first Ex Libris ALEPH 500 customer in both China and Asia.
"My colleagues have watched the evolution of MetaLib/SFX technologies for a long time and witnessed the rapid expansion of the worldwide MetaLib/SFX customer base. We think it is time to introduce these tools to promote our patron services to a higher level," said Professor Jiang Lu, assistant president of Beijing Normal University and director of the university library. "We have already had successful cooperation on the ALEPH 500 project and look forward to an even more fruitful partnership on MetaLib/SFX project."
"I'm greatly honored that Beijing Normal University has selected the MetaLib/SFX tools to continue our cooperation. I am confident that this project will enjoy the same success as the ALEPH 500 project," noted Marc Daubach, corporate vice president of international sales at Ex Libris.
About Beijing Normal University
Beijing Normal University (BNU) was the earliest established teacher-training university in China, which grew out of the Faculty of Education of Metropolitan University, founded in 1902. After a century of development, BNU has become an important educational and research base for diverse disciplines and advanced scientific studies. BNU was among the first group of universities to be designated as members of “Project 211” and became a member university of the Ministry of Education's Education Revival Project. In August 2002, the Ministry of Education and Beijing Municipality signed an agreement to support BNU in its aim to provide a globally influential university.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. The ALEPH integrated library solution from Ex Libris has been installed at over 1250 sites in 51 countries. MetaLib, the information portal for library collections, and SFX, the context-sensitive linking server for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have been adopted by more than 600 institutions in 32 countries. The DigiTool solution for the construction of digital collections, as a component of an overall digital strategy, rounds out the Ex Libris product suite.