HAMBURG, Germany, December 11, 2002--Ex Libris, a leading international software provider for library systems and information management services, has been offering MetaLib, its new information portal, and SFX, the Ex Libris linking-technology solution, since last year. In Germany, MetaLib and SFX have already gone into production at Bayer AG and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG). MPG uses the MetaLib portal for searching in the diverse catalogs of both its own institutes and external resources.
Building on the experience and expertise gained from these two projects and others, Ex Libris (Germany) has, in the past few months, successfully expanded its roster of MetaLib and SFX customers. The list of new customers includes users of the Ex Libris ALEPH library system as well as non-ALEPH users:
The University of Innsbrück, Austria: www.uibk.ac.at/c108
MetaLib and SFX
Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland: www.novartis.com
Library of Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria: www.wu-wien.ac.at/inst/biblio
IDS (consortium of German-speaking Swiss libraries), Switzerland: www.zb3.unizh.ch/ids/
MetaLib and SFX join ALEPH in a consortial solution for the university libraries of Basel, Bern, Lucerne, St.Gallen, and Zürich; and the libraries of the Federal Technical Institute (ETH) at Zürich.
Research Center Jülich, Germany: www.fz-juelich.de
MetaLib and SFX
Center for Psychological Information and Documentation (ZPID), University of Trier, Germany: www.zpid.de
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 750 sites in 50 countries. Other Ex Libris software products include MetaLib, an information portal for library collections that provides libraries, institutions, and consortia with a standardized user interface; SFX, a context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment; and DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections as components of an overall digital strategy.