London, UK -- 6 April 2006. Ex Libris (UK) Ltd. is pleased to announce that the University of Gloucestershire has chosen the ALEPH 500 Integrated Library System to replace its SirsiDynix Unicorn system. The University of Gloucestershire brings to 30 the number of ALEPH customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and to 51 the number of customers served by Ex Libris' UK office.
"Throughout the procurement process Ex Libris staff impressed the University with the ALEPH product, their knowledge of the market place, and their willingness to work collaboratively with the University to help ensure that the ALEPH system is exploited to its full potential," said Bill Lawrence, Head of Learning & Information Services (Strategy & Resources). "We look forward to working in partnership with Ex Libris in the development of the system, which will help improve access to corporate information and will add value to the overall student experience," continued Bill.
"I am delighted that the University of Gloucestershire has shown its confidence in Ex Libris and in our solutions. I am particularly pleased that we will be working with one of the newest universities in the UK and that ALEPH 500 will be the underlying technology of the forward-looking Learning and Information Services department," said Julie Booth, Managing Director, Ex Libris (UK) Ltd. "We are proud to be embarking on this partnership, and look forward to a successful implementation," added Julie.
About the University of Gloucestershire Learning Centres
The University's five Learning Centres provide access to paper-based and electronic information, computers, audio-visual resources, skills support and study facilities. The Learning Centre stock consists of over 350,000 items including books, pamphlets, bound journals together with slides, videos, DVDs etc. This includes over 90,000 slides and 1,900 current journal titles.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. ALEPH 500, the Ex Libris integrated library solution has been installed at over 1500 sites in 63 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 900 institutions in 36 countries. DigiTool, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde, the electronic resource management (ERM) system, complete the Ex Libris product suite.