New ALEPH and Verde systems will join SFX and MetaLib to facilitate decision making and cost analysis for collection development
Top Information Technologies Co. Ltd., the exclusive distributor of Ex Libris Group products in Taiwan, is pleased to announce that following an extensive search for a new integrated library system (ILS) to meet the growing requirements of librarians and library users, the libraries of the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) and the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan have chosen the ALEPH® 500 ILS to replace their existing system, as well as the Verde® electronic resource management system.
Dr. Ke, associate director of the NCTU library, commented, “After comparing all of the known products on the market, we selected the ALEPH 500 product and the support offered by Top Information Technologies Library Information Division. This decision was based to a large extent on the reliability of the system and its ability to meet our current and future library requirements. The Top Library Information Division provided a comprehensive plan for migration to ALEPH 500 and for the staff training, which also contributed to our selection.”
“In this project, Top will integrate the libraries’ MetaLib® metasearch system and SFX® link resolver with Verde to achieve powerful workflows that will enable these institutions to streamline processes and track the progress of library workflows. This integration will facilitate decision making and cost analysis for collection development,” noted Jackey Wang, senior technical consultant of the Top Information Technologies Library Information Division.
“NCTU and NTHU are two of the top universities in Taiwan. Both have a very high standard of library operations,” added Vincent Kao, vice president of the Top Information Technologies Library Information Division. “We are very glad to have this opportunity to work with NCTU and NTHU and are confident that the success of this important implementation will be a major milestone for both institutions and for the Top Library Information Division.”
“We are extremely honored that these institutions, on the basis of their successful experience with our products, have chosen to increase the number of Ex Libris systems that run in their libraries,” said Oded Scharfstein, VP Asia Pacific at Ex Libris Group. “With such important Verde adopters in Taiwan, I envision that this implementation will lead to additional Verde sales in this region.”
About the Top Information Technologies Library Information Division:
For the past twenty years, the Top Library Information Division has been devoted to researching and developing library automation systems as well as providing library information services. The Division has assisted hundreds of libraries, information centers, and government organizations in improving system performance and quality of service. Top’s rich experience in systems for library automation, integrated searching, library circulation and security, and digital archiving has established the company as a leader in Taiwan’s library information environment.
Top’s offerings and services provide customized solutions that fulfill the needs and workflows of a wide range of clients and meet the requirements of librarians and end users.
For additional information on Top, see http://www.elibrary.com.tw (in Chinese).
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris Group is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers, with installations around the globe. Ex Libris Group’s flagship ALEPH 500 and Voyager® integrated library solutions are in use at over 3,000 sites worldwide. Other products from the Ex Libris suite, deployed at more than 1,300 sites, focus on the digital library and offer state-of-the-art, user-centric solutions for managing and providing informed access to electronic resources and digital assets.