Infotrieve, a global leader in commercial document delivery, today announced an arrangement with Ex Libris Inc. to provide access to Infotrieve`s document delivery services through links from Ex Libris` SFX context-sensitive linking software. As Infotrieve`s newest Platinum-level service partner, SFX users can request articles directly from Infotrieve`s pay-per-view, complete-text delivery service.
SFX permits context-sensitive linking within a library's entire electronic collection, providing seamless integration of heterogeneous resources for management by the librarian. The librarian defines the conceptual relationships between different information resources to enable users to fully exploit the collection and link to appropriate services, such as Infotrieve.
Templates for creating links between SFX and Infotrieve are included with the SFX server software, making it easy for librarians to offer Infotrieve document delivery services across a wide range of the library`s resources. These Infotrieve links can be selectively provided when an article is not available from the library's collection, for delivery either in electronic or print formats.
"Infotrieve is increasingly an essential resource for resolving document delivery requests at libraries," said Jenny Walker, Director of Sales and Marketing for Ex Libris' Information Services Division. "Within the SFX framework of open linking, Infotrieve will serve as a delivery service from SFX-enabled resources such as records in abstracting and indexing databases, or references in journal articles."
"The Ex Libris partnership represents another piece of our growing document delivery business," said Tom Ryan, Vice President of Business Development at Infotrieve. "The links to Infotrieve`s delivery services provide real value to the SFX software, giving users the ability to retrieve citations not available from a library`s own collections."
Launched in 1987, Los Angeles-based Infotrieve is one of the largest independent document delivery and library services companies in the world. Through its international network of library, archive, and publishing alliances, the company offers full-service online research and document delivery services, and tools to simplify the process of identifying, retrieving, and paying for published literature. Infotrieve's mission is to facilitate efficient, affordable, and innovative methods of distributing published materials to libraries and end users while protecting the rights of content creators. Infotrieve has an established reputation in the retrieval and delivery of printed material and is fast becoming the market leader in the delivery of electronic content (e-content). For more information, visit: www.infotrieve.com.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries and information centers. Ex Libris is a multi-national company with offices located around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, is now in over 600 installations in 44 countries. SFX is the Ex Libris context-sensitive linking solution for libraries. For more information on SFX, link to: www.sfxit.com.