September 14, 2006
Jerusalem, Israel—September 14, 2006. Ex Libris™ and Cambridge University Press are pleased to announce the integration of MetaLib® and Cambridge Journals Online, the Cambridge University Press database of articles from more than 200 academic journals. MetaLib, the Ex Libris library portal and metasearch tool, can now search the Cambridge University Press XML gateway and retrieve Cambridge Journals Online results.
Cambridge University Press and Ex Libris collaboratively developed the Cambridge University Press XML gateway, which uses the Search/Retrieve via URL (SRU) protocol. The new XML gateway enables MetaLib users to include Cambridge Journals Online along with other databases in a single search, retrieving records from all these databases.
We believe that MetaLib and metasearch will help our readers reach our content and that use of the SRU protocol has provided an effective way to do this, noted Chris Fell, systems development manager for journals at Cambridge University Press.
Nina Keren-David, MetaLib support, implementation, and knowledge base manager, added, We are delighted to be the first metasearch application to offer its customers access to Cambridge Journals Online, one of the MetaLib user communitys most requested databases. We are pleased that Cambridge University Press shares the Ex Libris commitment to using standards-based technologies that provide effective, stable searching platforms. We salute the collaborative effort that has resulted in the release of the new Cambridge University Press XML gateway.
About Cambridge University Press:
Cambridge University Press is the publishing division of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading research institutions, with 81 Nobel Prize winners. Cambridge University Press advances learning, knowledge, and research worldwide. It publishes over 200 journals and over 2,500 books a year for distribution in more than 200 countries.
For additional information on Cambridge University Press, please see http://www.cambridge.org.
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers, with installations in 62 countries. ALEPH®, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 1700 sites worldwide. MetaLib, the information portal for library collections, and SFX, the context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have collectively been purchased by over 950 institutions in 40 countries. DigiTool®, a solution for the construction of digital collections, and Verde®, the electronic resource management (ERM) system, have been warmly adopted by customers worldwide.
Primo®, our next-generation, user-centric discovery and delivery solution–and the newest addition to the Ex Libris product suite–was launched at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans in June 2006.