Ex Libris Announces continued success with SFX and MetaLibCHICAGO, IL, June 14th, 2002- Ex Libris is pleased to announce the continued success in North America of the award-winning MetaLib and SFX systems, as well as the rapid adoption of this important technology around the world.
MetaLib is the perfect solution for managing a hybrid library environment. Serving as a portal for information resources selected by the library, MetaLib is a gateway to any type of resource, locally hosted or off-site, free or licensed. MetaLib is fully integrated with SFX to allow onward navigation from records that MetaLib has retrieved.
SFX is an innovative tool for navigation and discovery that provides users context-sensitive services that are defined by the librarian on the basis of the institution's e-collections and policies. Such services, which are dynamically created, could include links to the full text of an article, links to the OPAC to check local holdings, links to preferred document-delivery suppliers, links to Web-based resources and local information repositories, and a range of other services.
Nearly 200 institutions in 17 countries around the world have selected the SFX and MetaLib solutions.
State Universities of New York (SUNY)
4 year campuses: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Stony Brook, Brockport, Buffalo College, Cortland, Empire College, Fredonia, Geneseo, New Paltz, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Purchase, HSC Brooklyn, HSC Syracuse, Maritime, Farmingdale, Utica/Rome, Ceramics, OptometryCommunity Colleges: Adirondack, Broome, Cayuga, Clinton, Columbia Greene, Corning, Dutchess, Erie, Fashion Institute, Finger Lakes, Fulton Montgomery, Genesee, Herkimer, Hudson Valley, Jamestown, Jefferson, Mohawk Valley, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, North Country, Onondaga, Orange, Rockland, Schenectady, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tompkins Cortland, Ulster, Westchester2 year technical colleges: Alfred, Canton, Cobleskill, Delhi, Morrisville
Johns Hopkins University
California State Universities (CalState)
Cal Maritime, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Bakersfield, CSU Channel Islands, CSU Chico, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Fresno, CSU Fullerton , CSU Hayward , CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Monterey Bay, CSU Northridge, CSU Sacramento, CSU San Bernardino, CSU San Marcos, CSU Stanislaus, Humboldt State University, San Diego State University, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Sonoma State University
National Institutes of Health
Washington Research Libraries Consortium
American University, The Catholic University of America,
Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Marymount University, The University of the District of Columbia
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Library of the Netherlands
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
University of Leiden, Netherlands
University of Groningen, Netherlands
University of Utrecht, Netherlands
University of New South Wales, Australia
University of Notre Dame, Bethel College, Holy Cross College, St Mary's College<
"We are very excited to welcome our many new customers of MetaLib and SFX. These universities, colleges, regional and statewide consortia will join an ever growing list of customers around the world. The increasing demand for -- and the continued success of -- Metalib and SFX is a direct result of years of dedicated work in the research and development of technologies and tools that enable libraries to optimize the management of their resources. Ex Libris was a primary developer of the OpenURL standard, the enabling mechanism for open linking, and was the first to bring such products to the market.” said Oren Beit-Arie, Managing Director of Ex Libris' Information Services Division.
The MetaLib implementation at the Czech National Library was recently selected for the INFORUM 2002 AWARD, given to the most important Czech and Slovak products, services or acts related to electronic information resources. See http://www.inforum.cz/inforum2002/english/ceny.htm for more information.
SFX won the Charleston Advisor's "Best New Product" Award for Electronic Service to Libraries, as nominated by users in 2001. See www.charlestonco.com/features.cfm?id=71&type=me for further details.