January 4, 2005
Ex Libris (China) takes pride in announcing that the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies Library has chosen the ALEPH 500™ Integrated Library System. Established in 1995 by the unification of the Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages and Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Trade, the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies is one of China’s most prestigious schools for international studies, offering courses in five main disciplines–literature, economics, management, law, and engineering. The Guangdong University of Foreign Studies attaches great importance to academic and cultural exchanges with overseas institutions.
Our library has spent the last three years searching for an automation system to manage our collections in all languages–Chinese, western languages, and most importantly the languages of South East Asia, explains Ms. Jingping Li, Director of the University Library. The full Unicode support and localization functionalities of the ALEPH 500 library automation system as well as the professionalism and integrity of the local Ex Libris representatives, helped us to make our final decision, adds Ms. Jingping.
We are honored to begin this partnership with the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies Library, says Fucheng Shen, Managing Director of Ex Libris China. Ex Libris is a forerunner in the field of multilingual, multiscript products for library automation. As such, we feel confident that the Guangdong University, which focuses on international studies, will find great benefit in ALEPH 500 and its Unicode functionalities.
About the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies Library:
Serving 1,300 professors, over 330 lecturers, and more than 20,000 students, the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies Library houses a total collection of over 1,180,000 items in Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Thai. The library features a collection of monographs, periodicals and electronic databases relating to linguistics, applied linguistics, and economic and trade studies.
For additional information regarding the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies Library, please see: http://english.gdufs.edu.cn/Libraries.asp.
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers and researchers. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 1250 sites and consortia in over 50 countries. MetaLib, the information portal for library collections, and SFX, the context-sensitive link server for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have been purchased by more than 680 institutions in 34 countries. DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections, and the new Verde Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system round out the Ex Libris product suite.