What if our library wants to have a copy of SFX installed on our own local server?
This is possible. Your library would assume responsibility for the terms and conditions of a separate license agreement, as well as for all server hardware, maintenance upgrades, etc.
What are the benefits of running our own copy of SFX locally?
Your library could apply on a schedule of its own choosing the software and KnowledgeBase updates that Ex Libris releases. Currently CARLI applies updates to the SFX instances on the CARLI server over the weekend, generally one week after the updates have been released. Your library might decide to host additional applications on the same server machine. CARLI’s SFX server is not available for uses other than SFX.
How much will it cost for us to run our own copy of SFX on our own local server?
At the request of the vendors, pricing information negotiated through individual institutional agreements is confidential. For a price quote on running an individual copy of SFX on your local server, contact Ex Libris U.S.A., Inc. or call 1-800-762-6300.
If we run our own copy of SFX, will the license be covered under CARLI’s contract with Ex Libris?
No, the locally hosting library assumes responsibility for the terms and conditions of any separate license agreement.
Will our library need a separate maintenance agreement if we choose to run our own copy of SFX?
Yes, a separate maintenance agreement will be created between the individual library and Ex Libris.
Will our library pay any recurring software maintenance costs for a local installation?
Yes, maintenance and support services costs are the responsibility of the individual library.