Ex Libris Announces bX Web 2.0 Scholarly Recommendation Services

Jan 23, 2009

Ex Libris Group, a provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries, announced a new Web 2.0 recommender service. Ex Libris bX will provide library users with article-level recommendations based on collective usage data amassed from research communities around the world. The bX service derives its recommendations from the analysis of tens of millions of transactions performed by users from research institutions worldwide and captured through a large-scale aggregation of link resolver usage logs. Based on open interoperability standards such as OpenURL and OAI-PMH, bX can be integrated into a library’s existing user environment.