Boston, MA -- January 25, 2005. Ex Libris Inc. is pleased to announce that the Novanet consortium in Nova Scotia has selected ALEPH 500 to replace its existing GEAC Advance library management system. Novanet is comprised of the libraries of the Atlantic School of Theology, Dalhousie University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, NSCAD University, Nova Scotia Community College, Saint Mary's University, St. Francis Xavier University, University College of Cape Breton, and University of King's College.
“Novanet is very excited to be implementing the Ex Libris library management system. As a consortium of 10 post-secondary institutions, Novanet is committed to delivering quality service to library users throughout the province of Nova Scotia and Ex Libris will provide a sound platform from which to do so,” said Marie DeYoung, Chair of the Novanet Policy Board.
“The addition of Novanet and its prestigious group of libraries is a significant addition to the Canadian wing of the Ex Libris ALEPH 500 customer base,” according to Susan M. Pastore, Vice President, Sales, for Ex Libris, Inc. “Novanet and its combined schools represent a major educational establishment on the Atlantic Coast of Canada. We are looking forward to working with the staff of Novanet and the Novanet schools as we migrate them to a state-of-the-art library platform.”
Established in 1988, Novanet (www.novanet.ns.ca) is a consortium of academic libraries that cooperate to enhance access to information and knowledge for the benefit of their user communities. Its membership has grown over time and presently comprises 10 post-secondary institutions with over 44,000 full-time equivalent post-secondary students.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris (www.exlibrisgroup.com) is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 1250 sites and consortia in over 51 countries. MetaLib®, the information portal for library collections, and SFX, the context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have collectively been purchased by more than 700 customers in 34 countries. DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections and Verde, the new Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system, round out the Ex Libris product suite.