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Press Release: Ex Libris [January 14, 2003]

Copyright (c) 2003 Ex Libris

Abstract: The Universities of Montreal and British Columbia, both ARL members, have signed contracts to purchase SFX, bringing to 37 the number of ARL members who have selected this product.

With the recent signing by the Universities of Montreal and British Columbia – the first in Canada - SFX customers now span 23 countries around the world. The Universities of Montreal and British Columbia are both ARL members bringing to 37 the number of ARL members who have selected SFX.

SFX, the original OpenURL-based link server from Ex Libris, has set the standard for local link servers, delivering powerful linking services in the scholarly information environment. With SFX, libraries can define rules that allow SFX to dynamically create links that fully integrate their information resources. The user is presented with context-sensitive links that are dynamically configured on the basis of the institution`s e-collections.

“Université de Montréal Libraries have identified the OpenURL technology implementation to be a strategic move to support the information processes of its community of users. SFX and Ex Libris services appear now to be the most reliable combination to support that move efficiently and rapidly.” said Paul-Emil Provost, Director, Systems Office of Libraries.

Jenny Walker, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Ex Libris Information Services Division comments: "The Canadian libraries have been at the forefront of linking technologies and it is with great pleasure that we welcome as SFX customers these two key institutions. We look forward to working with them to implement SFX.”

About The Université de Montréal Libraries

Université de Montréal Libraries (an ARL member) is supporting one of the largest research universities in Canada through 18 libraries and half a dozen specialized units. Université de Montréal harnesses a long-standing scientific tradition with nearly 50,000 people on campus. It offers one of the broadest arrays of programs in North America with more than 250 undergraduate programs and more than 250 graduate programs including 71 doctorate programs covering general, scientific and professional training. Its health sciences sector is the largest in Canada offering studies in Medicine, Dental Healthcare, Pharmacy, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Optometry and Kinesiology.

About The University of British Columbia Library

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is the second largest research library in Canada and includes 21 branches and divisions at UBC and other locations. The UBC collection includes four million books and journals, 4.9 million microforms, more than 1.5 million maps, videos and other multimedia materials and over 33, 500 subscriptions. UBC Library also has the largest biomedical collection in Western Canada and the largest collection of Asian Language materials in the country.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 750 sites in 50 countries. MetaLib, the information portal for library collections, and SFX, the context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment—the new Ex Libris products—have been purchased by more than 300 customers worldwide. The Ex Libris product suite also includes DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections as components of an overall digital strategy. For more information about Ex Libris, please see

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Publication Year:2003
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:January 14, 2003
Publisher:Ex Libris
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: Ex Libris
Products: SFX Reference Linking Solution
Libraries: University of Montreal
University of British Columbia
Subject: System announcements -- selection
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Record Number:10210
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00