Ex Libris Group
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, research, and national libraries, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of electronic, digital, and print materials. Dedicated to developing the market’s most inventive and creative solutions, Ex Libris leads the way in defining and designing efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will enable them to transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an extensive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 78 countries on six continents, including 94 of the top 123 academic and research libraries worldwide. The company is headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel and offers its products worldwide through nine subsidiary locations and a network of 18 distribution partners.
Ex Libris collaborates closely with customers and industry visionaries in the development of its solutions, which enable libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. Built on open architecture and with support for industry interoperability standards, all Ex Libris products are flexible, customizable, easy to maintain and manage, and Unicode-compliant, with full multilingual capabilities. Implemented as stand-alone solutions or integrated with existing environments, Ex Libris products help libraries streamline operations and increase user satisfaction and loyalty. The company’s primary product offerings include:
- Aleph and Voyager: allows libraries to manage print collections, including search functions, catalog management, acquisition workflow, and circulation management;
- MetaLib: allows users to search various online databases and receive combined results in a uniform format;
- SFX: linking software that enables library patrons to access subscription-based electronic resources (online journals, web sites, etc.);
- Primo: unified front-end solution that allows patrons to search the library’s entire collection (print, electronic and digital) from a single interface;
- DigiTool: enables institutions to create, manage, preserve and share locally administered digital collections (as opposed to online resources);
- Digital Preservation System: comprehensive digital resource management system that allows national libraries and cultural archives to maintain and preserve very large digital collections; and
- Verde: enables staff to manage online resources that the library subscribes to.
Leeds Equity sold Ex Libris in 2012 to a financial buyer for an undisclosed amount.