LiBRiS Computing was a company based in Berwick Upon Tweed, from 1993 to 1998. While it had other projects (Linden House), it concentrated mainly on search engines and producing software for public libraries in the UK. The library applications were Opac/Unity and CI aka EPIC. Updates to customers OPAC systems came in a variety of forms 1) floppy disk, 2) network. Updates to Unity systems were initially DAT tapes, later on replaced with multi-disk CDR disks. Library data has two standards - UKMARC and USMARC. Libris developed MARC tools for use inhouse and some MARC tools for use by the British Library.
In 1998 Libris went bust and the company's projects were split between ex-Libris people living in Berwick (data services) and ex-Libris people working in Birmingham (Opac updates, Unity updates) for BLCMP Ltd (aka Talis).
Ex Libris expands reach with three new ventures.(News Bytes)(partnership between Boston College, Princeton University, and K.U. Leuven in Leuven, Belgium)(Ex Libris Italy )(contracts between Ex Libris and EBSCO Publishing )(Brief article)
Sep 01, 2009; The Ex LIBRIS Group introduced three universities as development partners for its Unified Resource Management (URM)...