Houston (TX) and Newton (MA) (November 13, 2006) -- Ex Libris Group has announced that National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center selected the MetaLib library portal and SFX®, the context-sensitive link server, to power its electronic search and link environment.
The Johnson Space Center joins the NASA Langley Research Center as NASA customers of MetaLib/SFX. The JSC also joins a large and growing contingent of United States Federal Government customers of SFX or MetaLib/SFX, including 7 national laboratories, 3 military universities or laboratories, the Patent and Trademark Office, the Government Printing Office, and the Centers for Disease Control.
About the NASA Johnson Space Center
From the early Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab projects to today's International Space Station and Space Shuttle Programs, the Johnson Space Center (JSC) continues to lead NASA's efforts in human space exploration. JSC is home to the NASA astronaut corps and is responsible for training space explorers from the United States and our space station partner nations. The Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center directs all space shuttle missions, including international space station assembly flights. MCC also manages all activity onboard the international space station. See:: www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/.
About the NASA Langley Research Center
NASA's Langley Research Center (www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/) has helped the United States become the world's aerospace technology leader since its founding in 1917. Langley contributed crucial elements to the Mercury, Gemini, Lunar Orbiter, Apollo, Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs and led NASA's Viking missions to Mars. Langley developed the world's first integrated hypersonic vehicle, the "Hyper-X," which was successfully flight-tested in 2004. Today, Langley engineers and scientists are devising cutting-edge aviation technologies and materials, working to understand the Earth's climate and designing and testing the vehicles and systems that will take humans back to the moon and on to Mars.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris (www.exlibrisgroup.com) is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers, with installations in 62 countries. ALEPH 500, 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 1000 institutions in 40 countries. DigiTool, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde, the electronic resource management (ERM) system, have been warmly adopted by customers worldwide. Primo, Ex Libris' next-generation, user-centric discovery and delivery solution--and the newest addition to the Ex Libris product suite--was launched at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans in June 2006.