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DigiTool selected as the digital collections solution at Brandeis University

Press Release: Ex Libris [March 20, 2002]

Copyright (c) 2002 Ex Libris

Abstract: Ex Libris announced that Brandeis University has awarded a contract to Ex Libris for the implementation of DigiTool, as their digital asset management system.


Ex Libris (USA) is very pleased to announce that Brandeis University has awarded a contract to Ex Libris (USA) for the implementation of DigiTool, as their digital asset management system.

With a format- and protocol-independent design, consistent search interface of all collections, (print and digital), and authentication methods (including copyright-related reports), DigiTool will provide a comprehensive answer for Brandeis's digital initiatives and asset management both now and in the future.

"Our DigiTool product provides a structure to deliver digital collections, while managing licensing, access control, and copyright issues," said Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris (USA). "DigiTool's format and protocol-independent design enable all libraries to share their information. Researchers can find what they need, while librarians have both the freedom and control of their resources."

"We are excited to be implementing the DigiTool software module as part of our Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant Project" said Susan Wawrzaszek, Librarian for Administrative Services and Information Systems at Brandeis University. "Our project is pushing the limits of the integrated library system and digital image software to create a new kind of research tool for students and scholars across the world. The DigiTool software and the ALEPH 500 system are giving us the opportunity to expand access to our rare and fragile special resources."

About Brandeis University:

Characterized by academic excellence since its founding in 1948, Brandeis is the youngest private research university, as well as the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university in the country. Named for the late Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis of the U.S. Supreme Court, Brandeis University combines the faculty and resources of a world-class research institution with the intimacy and personal attention of a small liberal arts college.

Brandeis is ranked in the top tier of the nation's universities. Brandeis graduates depart to pursue careers in a wide array of fields, and advanced studies in the nation's leading graduate and professional schools.

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, a context-sensitive reference linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment; and DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections as components of an overall digital strategy. For more information on Ex Libris, please link to www.exlibris-usa.com.

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Publication Year:2002
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:March 20, 2002
Publisher:Ex Libris
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: Ex Libris
Products: DigiTool
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:9689
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00