How does bX work?
bX harvests link resolver usage data from many academic institutions around the world. If two articles are used in the same session, the system analyzes the connection between them and stores the items in a co-retrieval network. Because bX recommendations are based on link resolver usage, they are truly platform- and content-neutral. The usage is generated through discovery systems, A&I databases, publisher platforms, and any other source that links users to full text via a link resolver. The articles may be from different journals, publishers, and platforms.
Where can I find bX Recommendations?
bX is a subscription service that is embedded into Primo and Summon discovery services, the SFX and Alma link resolver interfaces, and the Leganto reading list solution. APIs are available to easily embed the service and its article recommendations into other interfaces.
bX is based on research that was conducted at Lost Alamos National Lab by Herbert van der Sompel and Johan Bollen. Herbert van der Sompel is the 2017 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award, awarded by CNI, Coalition for Networked Information. He was also the original inventor of the SFX link resolver and the OpenURL framework, in collaboration with Ex Libris.