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SFX Sails into the Caribbean

Press Release: Ex Libris [May 14, 2006]

Copyright (c) 2006 Ex Libris

Abstract: Ex Libris announced that Turabo University of the Ana G Méndez University System selected the SFX link resolver to power Puerto Rico''s first virtual library, which is being developed by the institution. The University becomes the Company''s first customer in Puerto Rico and first SFX customer in the Caribbean.


Ex Libris (USA) Inc. is pleased to announce that Turabo University of the Ana G Méndez University System has selected the Company's award-winning SFX link resolver to power Puerto Rico's first virtual library, which is being developed by the institution. The finalization of this agreement is a milestone for Ex Libris, as the University becomes the Company's first customer in Puerto Rico and first SFX customer in the Caribbean.

"Turabo University's virtual library is currently being transformed into a cutting-edge research and learning center. We are excited about providing the SFX link revolver services to our users to help them make sense of the highly complex world of information," noted Sarai Lastra, Vice-Chancellor of Information Resources at Turabo University.

"We are delighted to welcome Turabo University to our growing Caribbean customer base and applaud the institution's virtual library project, which will be the first in the region," explains Susan Pastore, VP Sales at Ex Libris (USA) Inc. "I am confident that their choice of SFX was the correct one and will place the University's virtual library at the technological forefront of user services."

Ex Libris realizes the potential of the Caribbean market and has focused a great deal of attention cultivating new customers from this area during the last two years. Turabo University joins the University of the West Indies that chose ALEPH 500 in 2005 for its campuses at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, Mona, Jamaica, and Cave Hill in Barbados."

About Turabo University:

Part of the Ana G. Méndez University System (AGMUS), Universidad del Turabo is a private university located in the municipality of Gurabo, Puerto Rico. Established in 1969 as a secondary campus for the Puerto Rico Junior College, it gained its autonomy in 1972 and received authorization from the Council on Higher Education of Puerto Rico to be renamed as Turabo University in 1982.

UT-SUAGM is currently accredited by the Middle States Council of Higher Education, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education, and the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology.

For additional information on Turabo University (in Spanish), see: www.suagm.edu/suagm/turabo.

For additional information on UT's virtual library, see: bibliotecavirtualut.suagm.edu.

For additional information on the Ana G. Méndez University System, see: www.suagm.edu

About Ex Libris:

Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 1500 sites in 62 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.

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Publication Year:2006
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:May 14, 2006
Publisher:Ex Libris
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: Ex Libris
Products: SFX
Libraries: Turabo University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:11993
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00