Ottawa, June 7, 2005 – The Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) is pleased to announce a new OpenURL link with TDNet, a leading supplier of electronic resource management solutions. This link allows easy access to CISTI's Document Delivery service for TDNet users.
"Through OpenURL linking, CISTI is working to achieve its goal of seamless access to scientific, technical and medical information for its clients worldwide," said Bernard Dumouchel, Director General, CISTI. Outbound and OpenURL links to CISTI can now be activated from most online information services, link resolvers and library systems.
Michael Markwith, President of TDNet, Inc., said," Through the OpenURL link to CISTI, TDNet users can order articles directly from CISTI for journals that are not part of their own collection based on the extensive collection of licensed titles managed by TDNet. By automating the article ordering process, library staff and users of TDNet products have more time to focus on working with information, not searching for it."
OpenURL-enabled linking allows libraries to create links from a source (e.g. a citation) targeted to the needs of their end-users. Clients benefit from using OpenURL because they can be sure they are receiving the most up-to-date order forms and information from CISTI. There is no need to program forms based on CISTI-defined formats or update these programs each time CISTI makes a change.
Links to CISTI are usually set up or activated from an information service's administrator module or interface. For more information, please consult CISTI's web site at: http://cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/docdel/linking_e.html.
About TDNet Inc
TDNet is a leading provider of e-resource management solutions managing internal repositories and external sources. TDNet e-Resource Manager integrates Searcher Analyzer, patented core technology providing on-the-fly text analysis and abstracting combined with federated searching across internal and external sources; Full Text Resolver, for context-sensitive linking to Open and non-OpenURL target; Journal Manager, TDNet-hosted A-Z listing of any title that the library licenses, complete with EToC, personal profiling and alerting, and usage statistics to librarians; Holdings Manager, CONSER records in MARC or other formats for automaticcatalog update, complete with ChangeNotes showing additions, deletions and changes. TDNet's unique service solution is based on a proprietary Knowledge Base comprising metadata of over 100,000 unique titles and extensive experience in the information industry. TDNet provides services to hundreds of academic libraries, special libraries, enterprise information centers and government agencies in eighteen countries. Visit TDNet at www.tdnet.com
About the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information
As an institute of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) is one of the world's leading sources for information in all areas of science, technology, medicine and engineering. It is also Canada's foremost publisher of scientific journals and books, through the NRC Research Press, its publishing arm. With the ever-growing knowledge-based economy, CISTI is also increasingly considered a key strategic component of Canada's science and technology infrastructure. Visit CISTI at http://cisti.nrc.gc.ca.