Ex Libris (USA) is very pleased to announce that we have signed up and are in the midst of implementing a long list of new SFX customers. SFX is a unique and revolutionary tool for navigation and discovery, delivering powerful linking services in the scholarly information environment. With SFX, these libraries can define rules that allow SFX to dynamically create links that fully integrate their information resources regardless of who hosts them – the library itself or external information providers. The user is presented with context-sensitive links that are dynamically configured on the basis of the institution's e-collections.
The most recent libraries in North America that have decided to SFX it are:
- Brown University
- California Digital Library
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
- Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
- Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library
- Macalester College (first on our ASP service)
- University of California Santa Barbara
- University of Chicago
- University of Nevada
- University of Rochester
- Washington State University
- New York University
These SFX customers are all at various stages of their implementation, but a number are either in live production at this point, or will be shortly before ALA.
“SFX is an independent standalone solution which can be installed locally, or hosted by Ex Libris through our ASP service“ said Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris (USA), Inc. “We are very excited to have these new SFX customers, and as you can see it's really not a requirement to have the Ex Libris ALEPH 500 solution installed. In fact, there are a number of different ILS solutions represented at these libraries.”
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. Ex Libris has offices around the world, and ALEPH, our integrated library solution, has been installed at over 600 sites in 44 countries. Other Ex Libris software products include MetaLib, an information portal for library collections that provides libraries, institutions, and consortia with a standardized user interface; SFX, a context-sensitive reference linking solution that provides a one-stop reference system for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment; DigiTool, a solution for building digital collections as components of an overall digital strategy.