Ex Libris announced today the debut of E-reserve capabilities for the ALEPH 500 system. The new capabilities include:
- Complete integration with the user database and online catalog.
- Ability for users to access materials locally or remotely, in order to support distance education initiatives.
- Linking multi-media files, including text, image, audio and video, to specific courses,
- Local or remote storage of digital objects
- Controlled access so only students enrolled in courses can access materials
- Ability to batch load enrollment data.
- Comprehensive copyright tracking and control system.
“This is major new functionality that the customers of Ex Libris have been eagerly anticipating” said Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris. “The increasing trend towards distance education initiatives can now be readily supported by ALEPH 500 as libraries will now be able to streamline their handling of e-reserve materials, the authorization of students to use those materials and the capability to ensure copyright compliance at the same time. “
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. Ex Libris has offices around the world, and ALEPH, our integrated library solution, has been installed at over 600 sites in 44 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; SFX, a context-sensitive reference linking solution that provides a one-stop reference system for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment; DigiTool, a solution for building digital collections as components of an overall digital strategy. For more information on Ex Libris, go to: www.exlibrisgroup.com.