Hamburg, Germany—June 20, 2011. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the SALT cultural institution in Istanbul, Turkey, has selected the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, Aleph integrated library system, and DigiTool digital asset management system for its SALT Research center, which will be opened to the public in the fall of 2011. SALT's mission is to explore visual and material culture and promote unique programs for research and experimental thinking.
"We are very excited to make our resources readily available to the public," commented Vasif Kortun, director of programs and research at SALT. "Primo will enable our users to easily access our extraordinary collection of e resources, publications, exhibition catalogs, rare books, and digital items, all of which could previously be retrieved only through multiple searches from a variety of interfaces. We look forward to providing a showcase for how libraries can excel and meet contemporary demands in the 21st century."
"I am thrilled to welcome SALT to the Ex Libris community," noted Ullrich Jüngling, vice president of sales for Central and East Europe. "By harnessing cutting edge technology and offering its library's assets to the public, SALT is ensuring its central role in the promotion of cultural research and scholarship in Turkey."
SALT is a not-for-profit institution located in Istanbul, Turkey. The first of two venues, SALT Beyoğlu opened in April 2011. SALT Research, which hosts the institution's library and archives, will open to the public in the fall of 2011. SALT hosts exhibitions, conferences, and public programs; engages in interdisciplinary research projects; and maintains a library and archive of recent art, architecture, design, urbanism, and social and economic histories, all of which are available for research and public use. SALT was created from the following former organizations: Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, the Ottoman Bank Archives and Research Centre, and Garanti Galeri.
More information about SALT can be found at www.saltonline.org/en and on Facebook and Twitter.
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