Jerusalem, Israel — May 3, 2009. Ex Libris Group is excited to announce that it has created two new blogs: Initiatives and Commentary. The Ex Libris Initiatives blog (previously known as the bX blog) provides updates and information about new Ex Libris programs and activities, with topics ranging from the soon to be launched bX usage-based scholarly article recommender service, to the Ex Libris Unified Resource Management (URM) framework—the Company's next-generation framework for library services. Complementing this blog is the Ex Libris Commentary blog, written by Carl Grant, president of Ex Libris North America. Building on his many years of leadership in the library automation community, Carl Grant offers his views on the market and on librarianship in general.
Postings to both blogs will also be made available via Twitter, along with news and announcements from Ex Libris offices around the world.
"We are excited to be introducing the Ex Libris blogs at such a pivotal time in the library automation world," commented Nancy Dushkin, VP marketing at Ex Libris. "With the upcoming launch of important initiatives such as the Ex Libris bX service and key developments in our next-generation Unified Resource Management framework, these blogs offer an inclusive platform for debate and reflection among our customers and members of the wider community."
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will enable them to transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 70 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.