Hradec Králové, Czech Republic -- June 14, 2007. Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce that the library of the University of Hradec Králové, in the Czech Republic, has implemented the Company's SFX link resolver and MetaLib metasearching solutions.
Traditionally a cultural and academic centre of the East Bohemian region, since 1997, great efforts have been made to modernize the Hradec Králové library with cutting-edge technical equipment and technologies," explains Magister Zdenka Ježková, director of the university library. "Recent years have seen a significant expansion in library stock, especially in the area of electronic information resources, which are often essential for the work of students and teachers. Thus, we were faced with the task of facilitating our users' work by enabling access to library holdings at all times--even when the library is closed.
After carefully considering various solutions, we decided on a comprehensive, user-friendly solution that will meet the needs of our users not only in the present but also in the future."
"We see the University of Hradec Králové library's choice of the MetaLib and SFX systems as a double success," notes Pavel Krbec, representative of the Ex Libris distributorship for the Czech Republic. "This excellent example of a Metalib/SFX solution for a medium-sized library is running seamlessly with a-non Ex Libris intergrated library system."
About the University of Hradec Králové
The University of Hradec Králové, established after the social changes of 1989, is linked to a long educational tradition in the region. Previously specializing in teacher training, the university continues to increase its educational offering, which now includes 25 accredited study programs and 88 accredited study disciplines in three faculties--education, informatics and management, and humanities--providing an educational experience to approximately 7,000 students.
The university enjoys international acclaim in the areas of history of science, didactics of science, e-learning, and knowledge management. The faculty of education, the university's oldest and largest entity, consists of 12 departments and institutes covering education, the arts, social sciences, and technical and scientific studies.
For additional information on the University of Hradec Králové, see http://www.uhk.cz/eng/.
About the University of Hradec Králové Library
The University of Hradec Králové library was established in 1959 as an academic library of the Pedagogical Institute, also founded in that year. The library's holdings, which come from the collections of several teacher training centers in the region, serve as the basis of an unusual textbook archive boasting documents from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
About Ex Libris Group
Ex Libris Group is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers, with installations around the globe. The Ex Libris flagship ALEPH 500 and Voyager integrated library solutions are in use at over 3,000 sites worldwide. Other products from the Ex Libris suite, deployed at more than 1,300 sites, focus on the digital library and offer state-of-the-art, user-centric solutions for managing and providing informed access to electronic resources and digital assets.