Taipei, Taiwan - September 21, 2004
The Ex Libris Group and Top Information Technologies Co. Ltd., the Company's distributor in Taiwan, are pleased to announce that the National Museum of Taiwan History has chosen the ALEPH 500(tm) integrated library system for the management of the institution's library collection. The National Museum of Taiwan History was the brain child of the then President Deng-Huei Li who issued a directive, in 1992, to plan and build a Museum of Taiwanese History. The plan was approved by the Executive Yuan in 1998 and the National Museum of Taiwan History (Planning Bureau) was established by the central government in 1999.
''Our decision to select ALEPH 500 was influenced greatly by the successful product demonstrations that we received in which the flexibility and expandability of the ALEPH 500 system was clear,'' explains Lu, Li-Cheng, Director of the National Museum of Taiwan History (Planning Bureau). ''We feel extremely confident with Ex Libris' experience in installation and implementation of library systems in numerous museums worldwide.
''We are pleased and thrilled that the National Museum of Taiwan History (Planning Bureau) has decided to adopt ALEPH 500 for their library management system and has shown their confidence in our software,'' says Jason Yu of Top Information Technologies Co. Ltd. ''This is a very important project for us, as it is our first customer that is a national museum. With implementation already well under way, I am confident that the museum's library system will be running smoothly in the very near future. We are very excited to begin working with this new customer.''
''We are proud to be associated with the National Museum of Taiwan History (Planning Bureau)'s enterprise to further the museum technologically,'' says Marc Daubach Corporate Vice President of International Sales at Ex Libris. The National Museum of Taiwan History joins our distinguished community of ALEPH 500 users in Taiwan and our circle of international museum users.''
To date, the ALEPH 500 system has been chosen by an impressive group of museums. These include the National Museum of Iceland; the Museum fur Gestaltung in Switzerland; the Kunst-und Museumsbibliothek der Stadt Koeln, Germany; the Jewish Museum in Prague, Czech Republic; the Israel and Tel Aviv Museums in Israel; the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame-all situated in the United States.
About the National Museum of Taiwan History (Planning Bureau):
The National Museum of Taiwan History exhibits the historical interaction between ethnic groups in Taiwan as well as the country's international relationships and history of modernization. A historical museum that belongs to all of Taiwan's people, the institution aims to save and preserve the nation's historical and cultural assets and lay the foundations for a tradition of historical research, based on a common historical memory, for the people of Taiwan.
The museum's wide range of collections include ancient books and maps; historical photographic images, films and videos; historical and cultural documents; traditional tools used for farming, forestry, fishing, and animal husbandry; objects used in everyday life, folk religion, theater, entertainment and play; as well as prehistoric and aboriginal relics.
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 660 institutions in 32 countries. DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections, and the new Verde Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system round out the Ex Libris product suite.
For additional information regarding Ex Libris, please see: www.exlibrisgroup.com.
Laura Gilinski for Azriel Morag- Chairman of the Board