LibX Paine College Edition browser extensions provides direct access to your Library's resources
Toolbar & Right-Click Context Menu
Search your library catalog directly from the LibX toolbar or using the right-click context menu
Support for off-campus access via EZProzy/WAM
Using the Library's off-campus proxy, you may reload a page through the proxy, or follow a link via the proxy, making it appear as though you are coming from an on-campus computer
Quick full text access to journal articles
LibX uses Google Scholar to search for articles and directs the user to the electronic copy subscribed to by your Library. Select a citation, then drag-and-drop it onto the Scholar button on the toolbar. You can use this feature even from inside a PDF file, which makes retrieving papers referenced in a PDF file a snap.
To use this feature, your library must be a Google Scholar library, or you
must activate this link in the Firefox profile in which LibX is installed:
Activate Google Scholar support. (See also LibX FAQ Question 11)
Support for embedded cues
LibX places cues
in web pages you visit if your library has resources related to that page. Whenever you see the cue,click on the link to look at what the Library has to offer.
For instance, book pages at Amazon or Barnes & Noble will contain cues
that link to the book's entry in catalog.paine.edu using 'Go'.
Cues are displayed at Google, Yahoo! Search, the NY Times Book Review, and other pages.
Watch this screencast for examples of this cool feature. (requires Macromedia Flash Plugin)
Support for xISBN
A book title can have different ISBNs for the paperback, the hardcover, even for different editions.LibX supports OCLC's xISBN service:you can find a book, given an ISBN, even if the library holds this book under a different ISBN
By using this extension you may send the URL of pages you are currently visiting to your library's catalog server. Such information is sent only if you are actively using the extension; it is never sent automatically. If you wish to avoid this you must turn off the referrer URL by setting network.http.sendRefererHeader to 0 in your preferences.
In addition, you may be sending information such as ISBN and ISSN numbers to OCLC, DOIs to CrossRef's server, and PubMed IDs to the PubMed server in order to retrieve metadata information. If configured for your edition, you may also send URLs to your library's EZProxy to determine whether the current page can be proxied when using the right-click context menu. Use the LibX -> Preferences panel to turn these services off if desired.
For more information about LibX, visit the LibX Homepage.
Starting with LibX 2.0, we are using Google Analytics
to track how users interact with LibX. We track the following events:
- First-time installation of LibX.
- Browser Start with LibX installed (to obtain an estimate of active users).
- Use of the autoedition facilty - if a user activates an edition suggested by IP.
- When a user performs a search (or preview) via a configured catalog.
(Just the event is logged, not what the user is searching for).
- When a user interacts with a LibApp - for instance, when a user clicks on an autolinked
ISBNs, we track this event (we do not track the page the user is on, or the ISBN being
clicked on). This will help us learn how LibApps are used.
LibX users can turn off (opt-out) Google Analytics in the preferences.
We are working on a web interface that will allow edition maintainers access to the
Analytics data for their editions.