Library Technology Guides

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January 7, 2011

Ex Libris Ex Libris Worldwide SFX Sites Exceed 2000. Ex Libris announced that the number of institutions that are using the SFX OpenURL link resolver now exceeds 2000, spanning 60 countries. [Full Announcement].

July 19, 2010

Ex Libris A Landmark for Scholarly Linking: Ex Libris Announces the Release of SFX 4.0. Ex Libris announced the general release of version 4.0 of its SFX OpenURL link resolver, already deployed at over 1800 institutions in 53 countries. With the updated and enhanced administrative interface and the redesigned structure of the SFX KnowledgeBase, librarians benefit from streamlined workflows, new functionality, and more frequent KnowledgeBase updates for both hosted and local SFX installations. [Full Announcement].

November 1, 2007

Ex Libris Ex Libris Celebrates Major Milestone—1500th SFX Customer. Ex Libris announced that the Kyung Hee University, in Seoul, South Korea, is the company's 1500th SFX link resolver customer. This major Ex Libris milestone reinforces the position of SFX as the most widely used link resolver and the linking solution of choice for libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

October 3, 2007

Ex Libris Oxford University Goes Live with SFX. Ex Libris announced that following an extremely rapid implementation process, the SFX link resolver is now operational at the Oxford University Library Services. The OULS has introduced SFX to manage the university's extremely large e-collection--consisting of over 22,500 e-journals and an extensive collection of e-books. [Full Announcement].

May 31, 2007

Ex Libris Ex Libris introduces major enhancements to SFX A-Z List capabilities. Ex Libris Group today announced the release of significant enhancements to the SFX link resolver A-Z list. Used in libraries to present patrons with a single, browsable, alphabetical listing of electronic journal products, the enhanced SFX A-Z functionality offers improved search and navigation of results--enabling users to obtain valuable scholarly information more efficiently. [Full Announcement].

January 04, 2007

Ex Libris University of Crete Library chooses SFX for creating an integrated digital environment. The University of Crete has selected the SFX link resolver from Ex Libris to assist students and staff in accessing and navigating the rich collection of electronic resources held by the University library. The SFX system will be a key component in the management of the University's digital library of dissertations, periodicals, and digitized rare documents. This digital library is the first of its kind in Greece. [Full Announcement].

September 07, 2006

Ex Libris NDSL to provide SFX Linking Services to Korean institutions. Ex Libris announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the National Digital Science Library of Korea for the implementation of SFX, the award-winning link resolver from Ex Libris. NDSL will host SFX and will provide SFX services to a large number of Korean institutions. [Full Announcement].

September 04, 2006

Ex Libris Celebrations Abound for the 1000th SFX Library, at the National University of Lesotho. Ex Libris announced the upcoming implementation of the thousandth SFX link resolver. In honor of this milestone, Ex Libris will be awarding the thousandth system, free of charge and fully hosted, to the Thomas Mofolo Library at the National University of Lesotho. [Full Announcement].

June 06, 2006

Ex Libris Ex Libris to provide an SFX system to the HINARI program. Ex Libris announced that it has agreed to contribute the latest version of its award-winning SFX link resolver to the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative and its sister programs, Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture and Online Access to Research in the Environment. The server will be hosted at Yale University. [Full Announcement].

May 14, 2006

Ex Libris SFX Sails into the Caribbean. Ex Libris announced that Turabo University of the Ana G Méndez University System selected the SFX link resolver to power Puerto Rico''s first virtual library, which is being developed by the institution. The University becomes the Company''s first customer in Puerto Rico and first SFX customer in the Caribbean. [Full Announcement].

June 23, 2005

Ex Libris ILCSO selects SFX for Its 65 Libraries. Ex Libris announced that the Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization has selected SFX to be the consortium’s link resolver. ILCSO is comprised of 65 libraries, which include 31 universities, 17 colleges, 10 community colleges, and 7 seminary or special libraries. ILCSO’s site license will cover all 65 ILCSO libraries, which will have the option of running SFX centrally on the ILCSO server or installing it locally. [Full Announcement].

May 16, 2005

Ex Libris El Colegio de México--the first SFX eXpress customer. Ex Libris announced that El Colegio de Mexico 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. [Full Announcement].

May 11, 2005

Ex Libris Google Scholar and SFX. Ex Libris announced the immediate availability of a new set of tools to enable Google Scholar to display OpenURL links to SFX. With these tools, institutions with an SFX link server can register with Google Scholar to have their SFX links displayed in Google Scholar search results. Once registered, the institutions'' electronic library holdings are made available to Google Scholar so that the Google Scholar search results will clearly indicate when electronic full text is available. [Full Announcement].

February 01, 2005

Ex Libris SFX eXpress-making linking even easier. Ex Libris, the providers of SFX, announced a new, exciting subscription service--SFX eXpress. SFX eXpress brings with it the many benefits of SFX linking technology while providing a fast-track solution for institutions that prefer not to host a server. Further, new models of subscription service meet the needs of a wide range of libraries, including small college libraries, public libraries, and special libraries. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2005

Ex Libris Universidad Politecnica de Valencia selects MetaLib and SFX to manage its electronic collections. Ex Libris and Universidad Politécnica de Valencia have signed an agreement to install MetaLib and SFX at the UPV library. [Full Announcement].

December 21, 2004

Ex Libris The John Rylands University Library at the University of Manchester chooses SFX. Ex Libris and The John Rylands University Library at the University of Manchester announced that The John Rylands University Library would become the first user of the Talis library management system to integrate Ex Libris SFX linking technology with the Talis online catalogue . [Full Announcement].

December 14, 2004

Ex Libris SFX Version 3: the coming of age for link servers. Ex Libris is pleased to announce the upcoming release of SFX version 3, now undergoing beta testing at a number of institutions around the world. Version 3 is a milestone in the transition of SFX from a link server to the core component of a digital library. [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2004

Ex Libris Ex Libris UK announces first SFX ASP service customer. Ex Libris announced that the University of Bath would be the first UK subscriber to the SFX application service provider service, hosted by Ex Libris. [Full Announcement].

June 08, 2004

Ex Libris Ontario Consortium in Canada Selects SFX. Ex Libris announced that the Ontario Council of University Libraries in Canada has selected SFX to provide linking services for all 20 OCUL members. The OCUL SFX system will be hosted at the University of Toronto. [Full Announcement].

May 10, 2004

Ex Libris Library of Congress selects SFX. Ex Libris announced that the Library of Congress has selected the SFX context-sensitive linking solution from Ex Libris for use by Library of Congress staff and researchers. [Full Announcement].