January 5, 2001 -- Chicago, Illinois. Ex Libris (USA) is pleased to announce that MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has reached an agreement with Ex Libris (USA) for the purchase and installation of the ALEPH 500 integrated library automation system.
MIT Libraries offer access to books, periodicals, databases, and many other forms of media critical to the world-class educational and research programs of the Institute. Like the MIT research laboratories, the MIT Libraries are highly decentralized and distributed throughout the campus. MIT Libraries employ about 250 staff members and manage collections and archives with over 5,000,000 items.
Eric Celeste, MIT Libraries Assistant Director for Technology Planning and Administration, said: "The MIT Libraries' staff chose ALEPH 500 for both its functional excellence and promising future. We look forward to a productive relationship with Ex Libris."
"It is an honor to add another prestigious institution, such as MIT, to our customer base," said Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris (USA). "University libraries which have chosen ALEPH 500 not only meet their demanding functional requirements, but also to benefit from our collaborative partnership approach to system enhancements."
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, has been installed at 540 sites in 42 countries. Other Ex Libris software products include MetaLib, an information portal for library collections that provides libraries, institutions, and consortia with a standardized user interface; and SFX, a context-sensitive reference linking solution that provides a one-stop reference system for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment. Ex Libris is a multinational company.