Ex Libris (USA) is pleased to announce that McGill University went live with their new ALEPH 500 system on Monday, May 1st. All of the ALEPH 500 modules are fully operational at this point and the NOTIS system being replaced is no longer in day to-day production use.
"Our staff is very excited and pleased" said Sharon Rankin, Systems & Automation Librarian at McGill, "The staff of Ex Libris is very dedicated and hard-working and they did a great job for us. Our staff was equally devoted to the project and their efforts, combined with those of Ex Libris have resulted in a project that was completed on-time and on budget."
Frances Groen, Director of Libraries said, "We are very proud to be the first Aleph 500 installation in Canada and the second in an ARL Library in North America. This is the next step in our long - term plan at McGill University to use our ALEPH 500 as the cornerstone of our digital library efforts and for managing campus and global information resources for the entire university. "
On June 5th, 2000 has been selected as the date for the MUSE 2`s official launch. Ex Libris staff will join McGill Library staff to honour Mr. Seymour Schulich, B Sc`61, MBA`65 whose very generous gift has enabled McGill University Libraries to purchase Aleph 500.
The McGill University Library System is comprised of sixteen individual libraries, serves over 29,000 students and has a collection that numbers over 3 million volumes.
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.