September 29, 2008
Users affiliated with over 150 CAPES institutions will use the Ex Libris MetaLib metasearch solution to access the agency’s vast collection of scientific and technological electronic resources
Jerusalem, Israel – September 29, 2008. Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce that Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES) has selected the MetaLib® gateway and metasearch solution to power Portal.periodicos.CAPES—a virtual library of scientific and technological information maintained by the Brazilian federal government to support the country’s higher education system. MetaLib will offer CAPES users a powerful tool for accessing the over 2000 scientific databases that the agency subscribes to.
”MetaLib will enhance our ability to efficiently deliver scientific and technical information to the entire academic and research community in Brazil,” Professor Emidio Cantidio de Oliveira Filho, director of CAPES, commented. ”Our selection of MetaLib to drive the CAPES periodical portal is a sign of the power, scalability, and flexibility of this solution. The federated searching capabilities that MetaLib will bring to our organization are critical to our ability to improve the productivity and stature of the Brazilian higher education system.”
”We are extremely honored that MetaLib has been identified as the solution of choice for the wide-reaching CAPES portal, which supports over 150 Brazilian institutions,” remarked Matti Shem Tov, president and CEO of Ex Libris Group. ”We are excited to have this opportunity to influence the quality of information delivery to such a large community.”
The Portal.periodicos.CAPES virtual library provides easy access to scientific and technological information that the federal government of Brazil makes available to the Brazilian higher education system. Maintained by the Organization for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES/MEC), the portal offers over 12,000 full-text periodicals, 126 referential databases, and 78 sites featuring the full text of books. The portal, which has been recognized for excellence by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), provides access to more than 1.3 million faculty members, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and technical and administrative staff from member institutions.
For additional information on Portal.periodicos.CAPES, see http://www.periodicos.capes.gov.br/portugues/index.jsp.
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