The University of Amsterdam Goes Live with Aleph

The University of Amsterdam completes its migration from an LBS integrated library system and goes live with Aleph

Amsterdam/Netherlands, (PresseBox) - Ex Libris (Deutschland) GmbH is pleased to announce that the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has successfully gone live with its new Aleph® integrated library system (ILS). Aleph, which was selected following an extensive and thorough RFP process including both national and international vendors, has replaced the University's former LBS system.

"We are very pleased to have partnered with Ex Libris on this project and are proud to have migrated from our former system and gone live with Aleph quickly and according to plan." explained Nol Verhagen, director of the University of Amsterdam library. "The highly-professional, flexible Ex Libris/UvA team worked together closely to create a very efficient implementation process."

"Working with an experienced international vendor with a clear vision of next generation systems has been important to us," commented Marc van den Berg, head of the Department of Electronic Services, University of Amsterdam library. "We are pleased to be providing our users with such a robust and feature-rich system."

Marc Daubach, corporate vice president and general manager for Europe at Ex Libris, commented: "We are delighted that the University of Amsterdam library has identified Aleph as its solution of choice. The rapid migration and implementation of Aleph in time for the new academic year has been a great success. We look forward to welcoming additional Dutch customers to our continually-growing Dutch and European customer base."

About the University of Amsterdam

Evolving from the Athenaeum Illustre in 1632, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) now serves approximately 30,000 students and 5,000 staff. Ranking among the largest comprehensive universities of Europe, UvA belongs to the League of European Research Universities and maintains intensive contact with universities all over the world. At the University of Amsterdam, education and research are conducted in the seven faculties of the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, economics and business, law, the natural sciences, medicine and dentistry. UvA academic research is at the top of the international league in many respects. Applied research programs are often of an interdisciplinary nature and are frequently concerned with social issues. Faculty members publish approximately 7,500 academic articles annually.

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Ex Libris (Deutschland) GmbH

Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research 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 enable them to transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents.

Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables 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.

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