WEST CHESTER, PA, April 16, 2008 – TDNet Ltd., a leading provider of e-resource access and management solutions, has partnered with the British Library (BL) in the development of British Library Direct Plus. The newly released subscription-based service combines TDNet’s federated search and post search analysis with article level data that allows BL to provide enhanced online item selection and ordering to document supply customers.
British Library Direct Plus features a sophisticated interface that enables users to simultaneously search BL’s own Electronic Table of Contents, PubMed Central and Google Scholar as well as other external and internal databases as pre-selected by the library. Navigation through on-the-fly generated subject clustering enhances the user’s recognition of the most meaningful search results and facilitates browsing of relevant content. Users can subsequently order copies of full text through BL document supply service with a credit card or an account. The solution offers optional features and modules, such as A to Z Journal & eBook Manager, Open URL Resolver, Statistics Manager, and more.
"Our partnership with TDNet has opened up a number of new possibilities for our document supply customers" explains Barry Smith, Senior Marketing Manager, The British Library. "As well as making a large proportion of our journals collection available to search for the first time at article level, it has also allowed us to deliver technologies, such as federated searching and advanced email alerting. This makes British Library Direct Plus the most comprehensive and flexible access point to our collection."
"TDNet is pleased to partner with the British Library, a premier library and document delivery supplier, in the development of this important new service available," said Nir’am Ben Elissar, VP, Sales & Marketing, TDNet Ltd. "It is exciting to provide partners like the British Library with the key functionality that is needed to help them deliver the information users want and need."
TDNet offers its federated search and analysis platform to the institutional market under the name of Searcher Analyzer. TDNet customizes its application to meet the specific requirements of academic libraries, corporate and government information centers. In addition to federated searching and analysis, personal profiling and alerting, Searcher Analyzer provides advanced administration tools for the library.
About The British Library
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilization. It includes: books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Further information is available on the Library's website at www.bl.uk.
TDNet develops and markets advanced solutions for institutional management and access of external and internal electronic resources. Key partnerships with industry leaders complement TDNet’s fully integrated suite of services. Web services, integrated statistics, authentication and reference tools are also available. TDNet’s unique solution is based on a premier Knowledgebase of metadata for over 260,000 unique titles coupled with extensive experience in the information industry.
TDNet’s global customer base includes academic consortia, research and special libraries, multinational corporations, and government agencies. For additional information about TDNet and its services, please visit www.tdnet.com.