Ex Libris (France) is pleased to announce that the Paris 1 – Pantheon Sorbonne University has chosen the ALEPH 500 Integrated Library System, the MetaLib portal, and the SFX link resolver to build the institution's new library network information system. The ALEPH 500 system will replace the institution's current Geac-Advance, C2, Winisis, Isis/dos systems.
M. Patrice Ract, Librarian Project Manager, explains: "Ex Libris submitted a solution including proven software packages answering all our requirements for the building of our libraries' network. The Ex Libris solution is heterogeneous, allowing for treatment of specific collections, as well as adept at managing numerous distributed sites. We observed that both ALEPH 500 and MetaLib have many established sites in France as well as in foreign countries, with environments similar to Paris 1 University. The creation of an optimal link between the ILS and the portal was one of the major goals of our project. In our opinion, the global architecture of ALEPH 500 together with MetaLib, is a clear and reliable answer suited to the scope of our institution's project."
Frederic Lefevre, Managing Director of Ex Libris France, states: "2005 will be a great year for Ex Libris France. We are very proud that so important an institution as the Paris 1 University has selected our solutions to build their new information system and support the wide range of academic needs of the institution's complex documentary landscape--including the Central Library as well as academic and research center libraries. The collaboration between these libraries will increase, thanks to the new common collections management tool, and the library patrons will be the first to benefit.
"I believe that, among the many assets that we bring to this project, the customer feels assured of benefiting from a coherent and efficient information system today and in the future. The excellent feedback from customers running our systems was also key in this success."
About Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University:
The University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is a premier multidisciplinary academic site, with faculties in Economics and Management, Arts and Humanities, Law and Political Sciences. Internationally minded, the university hosts a community of more than 40,000 students.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris 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 in 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 been purchased by more than 830 customers in 36 countries. The DigiTool solution for constructing digital collections and Verde, the new electronic resource management (ERM) system, round out the Ex Libris product suite.