It was announced today that Ex Libris (USA) and SUN Microsystems have agreed with McGill University to use their library as a showcase installation for the new Sun Ray thin client devices. The devices will be used in conjunction with the ALEPH 500 system installed at McGill.
The Sun Ray appliances are new thin client devices that are easy-to-use, tamper proof, low-cost and require zero administration – all qualities that are very popular with modern libraries.
"We are very pleased to be able to try out Sun's "Hot Desk Technology" said Sharon Rankin, Systems and Automation Librarian at McGill University "The ability to offer a fully functional front-end to our ALEPH 500 Web OPAC will mean more time for our staff to spend serving users rather than supporting PC equipment".
"McGill University is a very cutting-edge library and thus were a logical choice to showcase this new technology" said Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris (USA), "Our continued partnerships with McGill University are the direct result of their staff being dedicated to goal of making McGill University Library a world-class installation."
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high performance applications for libraries and information centers. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution is now in over 530 installations in 41 countries. The newly formed Information Services Division is addressing the broader aspects of collection management within libraries with its initial focus being the further development and deployment of the SFX context-sensitive reference linking solution acquired by Ex Libris from Ghent University in Belgium. Ex Libris is a multi-national company with offices located around the world.