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Ex Libris Further Expands Its European Organization with the acquisition of the company’s Scandinavian distributor

Press Release: Ex Libris [February 8, 2010]

Copyright (c) 2010 Ex Libris

Abstract: Ex Libris announced the acquisition of the Fujitsu Services A/S library division--the exclusive distributor of Ex Libris products in Denmark and Sweden--and the assumption of all interaction with the Company’s approximately 200 customer institutions in these countries. The newly opened Ex Libris Scandinavia office is part of the continually expanding Ex Libris worldwide organization.


Jerusalem, Israel – February 8, 2010. Ex Libris Group today announced the acquisition of the Fujitsu Services A/S library division—the exclusive distributor of Ex Libris products in Denmark and Sweden—and the assumption of all interaction with the Company’s approximately 200 customer institutions in these countries. The newly opened Ex Libris Scandinavia office is part of the continually expanding Ex Libris worldwide organization.

The Fujitsu Services A/S library division, the exclusive distributor of Ex Libris products in Denmark and Sweden since 1992, has been instrumental in increasing and maintaining the Ex Libris customer communities in Denmark, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands and developing a range of services to support special Scandinavian needs. Following the first sale of the Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system in Scandinavia to the Technical Information Center of Denmark—Danmarks Tekniske Informationscenter—the Scandinavian customer base expanded to include such leading academic and research institutions as the National Libraries of Denmark, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands, the Royal Library of Denmark (National Library and Copenhagen University); the Royal Library of Sweden; and Denmark’s State and University Library at Aarhus. Among the Ex Libris customers in Denmark and Sweden are also large, nationwide library networks such as the Danish central government’s DAB central library and documentation center for civil servants and the Swedish LIBRIS union catalog and national search and linking service, which provides access to nationally licensed databases and journal content.

"Fujitsu Services A/S has done an outstanding job in developing and growing the Ex Libris customer base in Denmark and Sweden and in supporting the local customer community," comments Mr. Daubach, Ex Libris corporate vice president and general manager for Europe. "We are very pleased to now have the opportunity to provide our customers in Denmark and Sweden with the services and facilities that the worldwide Ex Libris organization can offer."

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will enable them to transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents.

Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.

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Publication Year:2010
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 8, 2010
Publisher:Ex Libris
Company: Ex Libris
Subject: Mergers and acquisitions
Record Number:14512
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2010-02-08 13:23:30