London, UK. August 13, 2012. Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce that the Aleph integrated library system has successfully completed its first year in operation at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries. Supporting over 100 college, department, and other libraries across the university, which together contain 13 million items, the Bodleian library system uses a suite of Ex Libris products for both discovery and resource management: the Primo discovery and delivery solution, the Primo Central Index, the SFX OpenURL link resolver, the bX recommender service, and the MetaLib metasearch solution.
The efficient, sophisticated workflows of the Aleph system enable the Bodleian Libraries to meet the rapidly changing expectations of the user community. With support for virtually any combination of library organization, policies, and workflows, Aleph provides the Bodleian Libraries with the flexibility to configure their library system to correspond to the university's federal collegiate structure.
"We are grateful for the support from Ex Libris throughout our first year of running Aleph," commented Dr. Sarah Thomas, Bodley's Librarian. "The highly professional Ex Libris team worked closely with our on-site team for the initial implementation, allowing us to successfully manage the libraries' vast collections and provide quality services for the readers in our large and intensely used library system."
"The first anniversary of Aleph at Oxford is an exciting milestone," noted Matti Shem Tov, president and CEO of Ex Libris. "It is a great privilege for us to support the full spectrum of needs of one of the world's most distinguished libraries. I am very pleased with the success of our close collaboration, which began with the implementation of SFX in 2007, extended later to the entire resource discovery suite, and now includes resource management as well."
About the Bodleian Libraries
The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford form the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. They include the principal university library—the Bodleian Library—which has served as a legal deposit for 400 years; major research libraries; and libraries attached to faculties, departments, and other institutions of the university. The combined library collections number more than 11 million printed items, in addition to 50,000 e-journals and vast quantities of materials in other formats. For more information, see www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents, including 2,200 sites that have implemented the Aleph integrated library system.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.