The University of Koblenz-Landau runs three campuses in a radius of 150 km in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz. It was founded in 1990 as a successor to a teacher's college and offers degree courses mainly in the pedagogical, computer science and psychology fields.
ALEPH 500 will replace the SISIS library software at Koblenz and the BIS-LOK system at Landau (previously part of the Südwest library network SWB). Both will participate in and be connected to the ALEPH-based HBZ network. The central server will be housed at the Koblenz site.
Joachim Ringleb, head of the Koblenz university library, commented the selection of ALEPH as follows, "With ALEPH we are introducing an integrated, client-server architecture which is used worldwide and will enable us to handle our local requirements in conjunction with the HBZ consortium. This will ensure a functional homogeneity and allow an automatic online data replication, avoiding reiterative conversions and minimize loss of performance or of information."
ALEPH will go into production in the fall of 2002 and will serve 40 staff and 100 WEB OPAC concurrent users.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 700 sites in 48 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, the context-sensitive linking solution for libraries and information centers; and DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections as components of an overall digital strategy.