Ex Libris and Syndetic Solutions are partnering to provide access to enrichment content. This content includes tables of contents, first chapters, reviews, synopses and annotations, author notes, cover art images, and excerpts as well as fiction and biography headings. Ex Libris felt that Syndetic offered a selection of enrichment content that would be of broad interest to the customer base of Ex Libris which cover all size and types of institutions. The size of the Syndetic content files is also impressive as is the rate at which they add new content.
Ex Libris will initially be offering the content through the MetaLib/SFX modules with plans to provide greatly enhanced access via the ALEPH PAC module in an upcoming release.
“We're very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Ex Libris to incorporate our content and believe the system's users will be extremely pleased with the seamless integration. We're also looking forward to the co-development of some very exciting new features and capabilities over the next few months,” said Allan Graham, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development for Syndetic Solutions.
"Today's portal and PAC users are more sophisticated and are looking for instant access to a wide variety of linked information resources about the objects they've identified to be of interest” said Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris (USA), “We've identified this as an opportunity to bring together a partnership for a solution our customers want and need and to make it easy for them to acquire that solution.”
About Syndetic Solutions
Syndetic Solutions is the leading supplier of descriptive content designed exclusively for library catalogs. Syndetics` services enable libraries to link to cover images and a variety of data elements relating to more than 1,300,000 books and videos published since 1985. For additional information, visit www.syndetics.com or contact Syndetics at 877-737-9722 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, have been purchased by more than 320 customers worldwide. The Ex Libris product suite also includes DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections.