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SDLN uses ExLibris' Aleph integrated library management system. We provide information about the Aleph architecture for the benefit of our colleagues who also use Aleph - and especially for the other "Shared Systems" using Aleph. The architecture of our Aleph implementation follows:

  • One instance of Aleph - version 20.01
  • One bibliographic database (SYS01). Each library owns a unique bib record for their holdings. Bib records are de-duplicated in the "Union View"
  • 53 Administrative Units (ADMs - XXX50)
  • 70 Sublibraries. Some ADMs have only one sublibrary; other ADMs have up to four sublibraries
  • Two authority files - LC (SYS10); MeSH (SYS12)
  • WebILL - InterLibrary Loan System
  • KidsCat - Kids Online Catalog
  • SDLN Customized OPAC - Online Public Access Catalog


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