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March 12, 2012

Ex Libris Ex Libris adds new bX Services based on scholarly usage data. Ex Libris announced the addition of three new services to the suite of bX usage-based services. Released in 2009, the first member of the bX suite—the bX Recommender—is deployed in over one thousand institutions worldwide. Using data-mining techniques to analyze scholarly usage data from multiple information systems, the bX technology identifies topics that are currently in the spotlight of academic discourse and assesses the popularity of specific publications. Data analyzed by bX also reveals subtle usage patterns and associations between articles and journals, themes, and authors. By providing analytics and trending information based on the usage patterns of many millions of users, bX services enable librarians to objectively evaluate both the electronic resources that they license and their institutions’ collection strategies. [Full Announcement].

October 26, 2011

Ex Libris Elsevier and Ex Libris collaborate to present bX recommendations in Scopus and Science Direct. Ex Libris announced that following an agreement with Elsevier, a bX article recommender application will now be available to mutual customers for integration in the SciVerse interface. The application will enable Scopus and ScienceDirect users to see bX recommendations, including suggestions for further reading, generated from researchers' usage data, along with articles that the users find in the Scopus and ScienceDirect databases. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Collaborazione tra Elsevier ed Ex Libris rendera` disponibili le raccomandazioni di bX in Scopus e Science Direct. Ex Libris è lieta di annunciare l'accordo stretto con Elsevier che renderà disponibile il sistema di raccomandazioni bX ai clienti di entrambe le società attraverso l'integrazione nell'interfaccia di SciVerse. L'applicazione consentirà agli utenti di Scopus e ScienceDirect di visualizzare le raccomandazioni di bX, quali ulteriori letture suggerite generate attraverso l'analisi dei dati di utilizzo raccolti all'interno della comunità scientifica che a livello mondiale utilizza la tecnologia di linking SFX, unitamente agli articoli che gli utenti possono trovare nei database di Scopus e ScienceDirect. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2009

Ex Libris Ex Libris Announces bX Web 2.0 Usage-Based Scholarly Recommendation Services. Ex Libris Group announced an exciting new Web 2.0 recommender service. Ex Libris bX, a first-of-its-kind service, will provide library users with article-level recommendations based on collective usage data amassed from research communities around the world. bX is the result of years of collaboration and research into advanced scholarly recommender systems conducted by leading researchers—Johan Bollen and Herbert Van de Sompel from the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The bX service derives its recommendations from the analysis of tens of millions of transactions performed by users from research institutions worldwide and captured through a large-scale aggregation of link resolver usage logs. Based on open interoperability standards such as OpenURL and OAI-PMH, bX can be tightly integrated into a library’s existing user environment. [Full Announcement].