Webinar von Ex Libris: Reach Out and Discover with MetaLib Version 4.00

Ex Libris lädt Sie zum Webinar über die aktuelle MetaLib Version 4.00 ein. Das Webinar findet am Mittwoch, den 21. Februar 2007 von 20.00 - 21.00 Uhr MESZ statt und wird von Karen Groves, MetaLib Product Manager, durchgeführt.

Was ist ein Webinar? Ein Webinar ist ein Online-Seminar, das über das Web an einen bestimmten Personenkreis verbreitet wird. Wie bei einem herkömmlichen Seminar, müssen Sie sich zur Teilnahme registrieren. Daraufhin erhalten Sie alle Details zur Teilnahme bzw. Anschauen des Webinars. Weitere Informationen, auch über technische Einzelheiten erhalten Sie unter der Web-Seite http://metalib.exlibris-usa.com/content77.html

Bei weiteren Fragen zu MetaLib und dem Webinar wenden Sie sich bitte an Tanja Haberkorn (tanja.haberkorn@exl.de)

Nachstehend finden Sie vorab Informationen über die neuen Funktionen und Verbesserungen des Benutzerservices:

Reach Out and Discover with MetaLib Version 4.00

Exciting new features empower users to easily find the information they need-anytime, anyplace

Jerusalem, Israel - Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce the general release of MetaLib® version 4.00. This new product version further enhances the user experience by providing exciting new tools that empower users to easily find the information they need, when they need it, from wherever they are. An ideal tool for novice and expert researchers, version 4.00 incorporates innovative features for managing result sets. Topic clusters and author, date, and journal title facets are generated on the fly--providing users with a powerful new navigation tool and deepened insight into their information searches. Search results are relevancy ranked and automatically merged into a single display with duplicates detected and highlighted for the user.

In addition to the powerful topic clustering navigation tool, this new version of MetaLib features a fully accessible user interface that complies with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, level A, and Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d). Enhanced interoperability capabilities through the MetaLib X-Server offer libraries even more options for integrating MetaLib into their own environments--Web sites, portals, and courseware management systems or virtual learning environments (CMS/VLE).

With direct access to the SFX® A-Z list of journals through the MetaLib user interface, users can take advantage of advanced SFX search functionality, browsing options, and preassigned or local e-journal categories. The expansion of the MetaLib knowledge base in this version enables users to access a variety of new resources of global and regional interest--reference databases, e-content repositories, library catalogs, Web-based subject gateways, and more.

Karen Groves, Ex Libris MetaLib product manager, notes, "Our MetaLib user community remains one of our greatest assets as we continue to expand and enhance the functionality and features we provide in MetaLib. Version 4.00 is no exception; we have incorporated features suggested by our MetaLib customers and have benefited immensely from the willingness of our user community to participate in several evaluation and testing phases of our development cycle. MetaLib version 4.00 continues our Ex Libris tradition of powerful, flexible solutions that help libraries meet the needs of their users in an increasingly complex information landscape."

Institutions that have recently acquired MetaLib include the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), in South Korea; Beijing University of Technology and Capital Normal University, in China; the University of Quebec and the University of Victoria, in Canada; and Virginia State University, the Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, in the United States.