ICL Invia Denmark, the exclusive Scandinavian distributor for Ex Libris, has reached an agreement with Jönköping University, in Jönköping, Sweden, to replace the university`s current Horizon system with the latest version of ALEPH 500.
Jönköping University`s library has one of Europe`s largest collections related to entrepreneurship, innovation, and small and medium-size enterprises. The new ALEPH 500 system will provide a state-of-the-art Internet-based catalog of both electronic and library-housed resources and will offer direct access to published knowledge on a scale far greater than what is available at the present time.
Jönköping University was established in 1994 by an act of the Swedish parliament. Having decided to allow a limited number of institutions of higher education to become independent of direct state control and implement an experimental form of organization, the government established the Jönköping University Foundation, whose purpose was to provide higher education and pursue research. These objectives are carried out by three schools that are limited companies—the School of Education and Communication, the School of Engineering, and Jönköping International Business School—and a fourth unit that is also a limited company, University Services. The latter unit handles administration, student records, library services, maintenance, computing, and more. At the head of each school is a dean, who is not only responsible for academic quality and development but is also the managing director of the school. In addition, Jönköping University provides library service to Jönköping University College of Health Sciences, which will become part of the university later this year.
For additional information about the Jönköping University library, please link to: www.hj.se/bibl/library.html.
Founded in the 13th century, Jönköping lies on the southern banks of Lake Vättern, the second largest lake in Sweden. Surrounding the city are rolling mountains, hundreds of lakes, expansive forests, and farmland, which together form one of the most attractive landscapes in the country. With its 117,000 inhabitants, Jönköping is Sweden`s ninth largest city and serves as a business hub for many companies, Swedish and international alike. Some 3,500 businesses, mostly small and medium-size, are located in the area.
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