OULS chooses MetaLib by Ex Libris

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Oxford University Library Services (OULS) has chosen the MetaLib gateway and metasearch solution by Ex Libris, just six months after going live with the company’s SFX OpenURL link resolver. The combined functionality of these two products will serve as a critical part of the infrastructure for the University’s e-resource strategy.

‘After conducting a thorough assessment and evaluation process, we feel that MetaLib is the metasearch solution to meet our current and evolving library needs,’ comments Alice Keller, head of collection management at the OULS. ‘We were extremely impressed with the open architecture of MetaLib, which will allow us to easily integrate this solution with other university systems and develop new functionalities required for our specific needs. The fact that Ex Libris could offer us a fully hosted solution made our choice even easier.’

Julie Booth, managing director of Ex Libris (UK) said: ‘We are very pleased to extend the breadth of our relationship with Oxford University Library Services. The MetaLib X-Server enables libraries to extend MetaLib functionality and metasearch services to users wherever they are and in the context in which they need them.’