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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].

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].