Library Technology Guides

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January 18, 2002

Ex Libris CrossRef and SFX now fully integrated. Ex Libris is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with CrossRef whereby, via an SFX Link Server, libraries can utilize DOI and CrossRef linking in a fully integrated way. The combined solutions are now operational at a number of SFX sites that are also CrossRef Library Affiliates. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2001

Ex Libris Ex Libris Inc. announces multiple SFX sales. Ex Libris announced that they have signed up and are in the midst of implementing a long list of new SFX customers. SFX is a unique and revolutionary tool for navigation and discovery, delivering powerful linking services in the scholarly information environment. With SFX, these libraries can define rules that allow SFX to dynamically create links that fully integrate their information resources regardless of who hosts them the library itself or external information providers. The user is presented with context-sensitive links that are dynamically configured on the basis of the institution''s e-collections. [Full Announcement].

December 5, 2000

Ex Libris Bell & Howell and Ex Libris forge links. Bell & Howell''s Information and Learning division announced its intention to extend the current linking capabilities in ProQuest, the company''s award-winning online information system, to support the open linking environment of the SFX Framework. SFX will be enabled in the release of ProQuest 4.1, which is scheduled for December 2000. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Ingenta announces key reference linking agreements. ingenta announced several important agreements to link third party references to full text articles. ingenta will collaborate with Ex Libris on integrating ingenta''s electronic journals service with Ex Libris''s SFX context sensitive linking software. ingenta also signed an agreement with Cambridge Scientific Abstracts for links from its abstracting and indexing databases. The new linking agreements build on ingenta''s existing relationships with SilverPlatter Information and numerous subscription agencies. [Full Announcement].

November 1, 2000

Ex Libris IOPP integrates their electronic journals service with SFX. Institute of Physics Publishing announced their implementation of the OpenURL within their Electronic Journals service. The OpenURL is an emerging standard for the transportation of metadata between an Information Resource and a service component such as SFX from Ex Libris. [Full Announcement].

July 9, 2000

Ex Libris ISI and Ex Libris enter partnership. ISI announced an agreement with Ex Libris Inc. Ltd. to cooperate on integrating ISI and Ex Libris solutions. The companies'' first steps will be to integrate the Web of Science with Ex Libris` SFX link technology. This partnership will give ISI customers additional linking services beyond the over one million scholarly journal full text and two million database record links currently available with the Web of Science. In particular, customers will have the ability to determine and set up additional links to other SFX-enabled services including a library`s OPAC. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris ISI and Ex Libris target Web of Science and SFX integration for fourth quarter 2000. ISI and Ex Libris announced plans to integrate the ISI Web of Science with Ex Libris SFX linking technology by late fall 2000. By combining the ISI Web-based Citation Databases and the context-sensitive reference linking technology from Ex Libris, mutual subscribers will have expanded options for linking resources and services, irrespective of where the resources are hosted. [Full Announcement].

July 8, 2000

Ex Libris Ex Libris and EBSCO link seamlessly via SFX. SFX offers a unique solution that permits context-sensitive linking between Web resources. Under the terms of an agreement between Ex Libris and EBSCO Publishing, two-way linking will be enabled between the Ex Libris SFX Linking server and EBSCOhost, EBSCO`s online search system. EBSCOhost customers who also license the SFX server can link directly from EBSCOhost search results via SFX to an extended range of resources and services. Users of EBSCOhost and other information sources can link through the SFX server to full text in EBSCOhost databases as well as e-journal content available through EBSCO Online. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 2000

Ex Libris SFX beta testing underway. SFX, the context-sensitive reference linking solution, originating in research work by Herbert Van de Sompel at Ghent University in Belgium, and now owned by Ex Libris, enters a new phase as beta testing gets underway in some key US libraries. SFX Beta Test sites include: Los Alamos National Laboratory; Harvard University Library; California Institute of Technology; Vanderbilt University; and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. [Full Announcement].

February 4, 2000

Ex Libris Ex Libris acquires rights to SFX Reference linking software. Ex Libris announced that the company has acquired the sole rights to the SFX Reference Linking Software Solution from the University of Gent (Belgium) and will begin its immediate deployment. SFX will play a vital role in Ex Libris'' new Internet Strategy. [Full Announcement].