Ex Libris (Deutschland) GmbH is pleased to announce that three prominent institutions in German-speaking Europe have purchased MetaLib with SFX: the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) and Bayer AG, in Germany, and, most recently, the University of Innsbruck, in Austria. The implementation of all three installations is already under way.
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 provides federated search capabilities that enable users to search simultaneously across heterogeneous resources. Personalization features enable users to manage their research environment. MetaLib is fully integrated with SFX to allow onward navigation from records that MetaLib has retrieved.
SFX is an innovative tool for providing users with links to context-sensitive services defined by their institution`s librarian on the basis of its e-collections and policies. Such services, which are dynamically created, can include links to the full text of an article, the OPAC (to check local holdings), preferred document-delivery suppliers, Web-based resources, local information repositories, and a range of other services.
For more information on MetaLib and SFX, please see www.exlibris.co.il/metalib and www.sfxit.com.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 700 sites in 50 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 linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment; and DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections as components of an overall digital strategy. For more information about Ex Libris, please link to www.exlibrisgroup.com.