Grupo Sistemas Lógicos, the exclusive distributor of Ex Libris products in the Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas, is proud to announce that El Colegio de México is the first institution to acquire the recently released SFX eXpress subscription service. This fully hosted service spares customers the need to install and run a local server and to manage routine hardware, software, and knowledge-base updates. As a leading technology and service provider, Ex Libris has the experience and expertise to deliver and support this service transparently, by hosting and professionally managing the SFX server at a robust data center.
The library patrons at El Colegio de México will benefit from the integration of all of its electronic resources via this remotely hosted service. Through SFX services, patrons will have access to selective full-text repositories such as JSTOR, aggregated databases such as those from H.W. Wilson, free journals such as those from the Directory of Open Access Journals, the school's local ALEPH 500 OPAC, the library's document-delivery services--Ingenta and the British Library--and Web search engines.
Micaela Chávez, director of the Daniel Cosío Villegas Library of El Colegio de México said: "SFX will help our users navigate the wide range of electronic resources that we have contracted. Furthermore, SFX will facilitate the delivery of journal articles that are not available from our resources."
Alfredo Bronsoiler, operations manager for Grupo Sistemas Lógicos, commented: "El Colegio de México became the first ALEPH customer in Mexico in 1996. Subsequently, 38 institutions in Mexico purchased ALEPH. Nine years later, with its selection of SFX eXpress, El Colegio de México is again leading the way. We are confident that this decision will influence many other institutions in this direction."
About the Cosio Villegas Library of El Colegio de Mexico
The Daniel Cosio Villegas Library specializes in the institution's areas of research: history, linguistics, literature, international studies, Asia and Africa, economics, demography, urban development, and sociology. Among the library's more than 650,000 volumes and 7,600 serial titles are a collection of UN documents and many materials related to Latin America. In addition, the library provides access to major databases and electronic resources.
For additional information on El Colegio de México, see www.colmex.mx.
SFX—the original OpenURL link server—is an innovative tool for navigation and discovery. It provides users with context-sensitive services that librarians define on the basis of their institution's e-collections and policies. Such services, which are dynamically created, can include links to the full text of an article, the OPAC (for local holdings), preferred document-delivery suppliers, Web-based resources, local information repositories, and more.