ingenta, a global research gateway, has announced that it has merged with UnCover, an article access and document delivery provider to the U.S. academic market. Under the terms of the agreement, ingenta has purchased 100 percent of UnCover's issued stock, and Ward Shaw, chairman of UnCover, will join ingenta's board.
The merger gives 1 million librarians and researchers using UnCover's free table of contents database each month access to the full text of 750,000 articles from over 2,300 journals within ingenta's access-controlled article delivery system. Articles are available for free to existing subscribers of the e-journal, or on a pay-per-view basis where publishers permit, and users will be able to choose between paper and electronic delivery. ingenta users will also be able to search UnCover's database of over 8 million article citations from 18,000 titles, linked to full text in ingentaJournals.
In addition, ingenta announced new online services for the U.S. research community. ingenta's new online services include the new EasyLink feature, which allows librarians to create title-level links from their library Web pages to online journals; an enhanced version of MEDLINE with links to over 750,000 full-text articles in the ingentaJournals database; and simple, online registration, which enables researchers to gain free access to bibliographic information for over 2,300 e-journals from over 30 top academic and professional publishers.
Source: ingenta, inc., Cambridge, MA, 617/576-5815; Fax: 617/576-5816; www.ingenta.com.