LibX Firefox Extension Now Available

June 18th, 2008

LibX is an open source framework, originally developed by Annette Bailey and Godmar Back at the Virginia Tech University Libraries.

We’ve created a J. Paul Leonard Library edition of the LibX Firefox toolbar. The basic idea is that once you download and install LibX you essentially take the Library with you no matter where you browse. Anytime a book is mentioned, on any site, you can quickly check whether we have it in the Library, or whether you can find it through WorldCat. You can also search for an author name, or keyword, in Google Scholar, or our SmartStart set of databases, to see the related scholarly literature, then find references in one of the Library’s 200+ databases, or 20,000+ electronic journals.

To use LibX, you need to download and install it. (As of June 16, 2008, LibX is only available for Firefox 3.x (download at Mozilla), although an IE version is in the works. Firefox 2.x users of LibX 1.2.2 must install both FF 3.0 and LibX 1.5.4 at the links above, as FF will not automatically update)

Let us know what you think about LibX.

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