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Music to our ears - ALEPH 500 at Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel

Press Release: Ex Libris [May 16, 2000]

Copyright (c) 2000 Ex Libris

Abstract: The library of the world renowned Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel has joined the IDS (Swiss-German Informatics) Consortium, a network of close to one hundred Swiss libraries using ALEPH 500.


The library of the world renowned Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel has joined the IDS (Swiss-German Informatics) Consortium, a network of close to one hundred Swiss libraries using ALEPH 500.

Paul Sacher (April 1906-May 1999), whose family is the majority owner of the F. Hoffmann-La Roche pharmaceutical company, was not only a life-long patron of the arts, but a great conductor in his own right. He founded the Basel Chamber Orchestra in 1926, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in 1933, (now part of the Basel Academy of Music, which Sacher headed until 1969) and the Collegium Musicum Zürich in 1941. He established the Paul Sacher Foundation in 1973 as a research institution and repository of many, mostly contemporary, musical manuscripts, including the musical estate of Igor Stravinsky. He was a close friend of such luminaries as Bela Bartok, Bohuslav Martinu, Igor Stravinsky and Pierre Boulez. He commissioned and premiered numerous musical works from his circle of friends.

Ex Libris is proud to count such illustrous musicological sites as The Sacher Foundation in Basel and the Mozarteum in Salzburg among its clients.

For more information, please see the catalog of the Paul Sacher Foundation.

The system marketed by Ex Libris, called ALEPH, is now in over 530 installations in 41 countries. Ex Libris is a multi-national company with offices located around the world.

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:May 16, 2000
Publisher:Ex Libris
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: Ex Libris
Products: ALEPH 500
Libraries: Paul Sacher Foundation
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Online access:http://www.exlibris-usa.com/news1.asp?categoryId=72&admin=
Record Number:7046
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00