The Ex Libris Group and Vivisimo Inc. today announce that they have signed an OEM agreement for bundling Vivisimo's Velocity Clustering Engine with version 4 of MetaLib®--the Ex Libris library portal. On-the-fly subject clustering will provide users with a powerful way to explore the results, returned to MetaLib from various search targets, such as catalogs, reference databases, digital repositories, and subject-based Web gateways.
"Vivisimo is excited by the opportunity to include Velocity's Clustering Engine as a key component of Ex Libris' MetaLib product," said Raul Valdes-Perez, CEO, Vivisimo Inc. "Vivisimo's clustering capabilities will create a differentiated search experience for MetaLib users giving them the power and control to quickly eliminate irrelevant information and uncover relationships that would otherwise be missed through traditional search."
"The user experience in the next MetaLib version will be much enhanced by the addition of clustering technology," states Matti Shem Tov, President and CEO of Ex Libris. "Our agreement with Vivisimo includes upgrading all existing customers to this version of the product. Additional highlights that will be featured in MetaLib version 4, to be released in December 2006, are full compliance with accessibility guidelines, enhanced interoperability capabilities, and further expansion of the MetaLib knowledge base."
About Vivisimo Velocity
The Vivisimo Velocity platform provides enterprises with innovative search solutions that allow users to find, access, explore and manipulate all available content, regardless of location. By combining the simplicity of consumer search with the flexibility and control of enterprise software, enterprises can reap the benefits of increased user adoption and satisfaction without compromising on performance, scalability, security or the ability to configure a solution specific to its business environment. Based on a service-oriented architecture that enables rapid deployment, Vivisimo Velocity can be up and running in just weeks.
About Vivisimo Inc.
Vivisimo does search right by combining the simplicity and innovation of consumer search with the flexibility and control of enterprise software. The company works with customers to understand their goals and quickly deploy solutions that maximize the business value of information––with an interface users love. Vivisimo serves its global client base through headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, and Paris, France, and partners throughout the world.
For additional information on Vivisimo, please see: http://vivisimo.com.
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers, with installations in 62 countries. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 1700 sites worldwide. MetaLib, the information portal for library collections, and SFX, the context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have collectively been purchased by over 950 institutions in 40 countries. DigiTool, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde, the electronic resource management (ERM) system, complete the Ex Libris product suite.