Ex Libris Announces MetaLib and SFX KnowledgeBase Enhancements

Sep 05, 2007

Ex Libris Group announced that the central knowledge bases (CKB) of the company's MetaLib and SFX eproducts have grown. The MetaLib CKB has increased by more than 40%, with approximately 170 new resource databases. Additions to the CKB include resources such as the Dialog DataStar databases, CABI databases, ISI Web of Knowledge CrossSearch, HeinOnline legal database, Alexander Street Press databases, and Taylor & Francis databases (the new interface). Ex Libris continues to expand the MetaLib CKB with important regional resources as well, including 50 new databases that support the Asian market. Other additions include Google Book Search--an online full-text book search service that users can add to their list of searchable print resources; the Matapihi digital collection, and a free collaborative service that provides a window into the heritage collections of New Zealand's archives, galleries, libraries, and museums. Also, more than 290,000 ebook titles have been added to the SFX KnowledgeBase.