Des Plaines, IL, August 2, 2002: Endeavor Information Systems announced today that version 5 of ScienceServer is now available for full use at the University of Toronto (UT) and will be operating on a new server funded by the OCUL/OII (Ontario Information Infrastructure) Scholarly Information Resources project. With this release, articles are available not only in the existing PDF format but also in the new HTML/XML format. This format introduces a number of features that will enhance the use of the journals, including the ability to link from citations to other articles.
The new web address of scholarsportal.info is introduced with this upgrade to give the ScienceServer system a less "UT-centric" address and is the new identity for the service. The following universities currently have access:
- University of British Columbia
- Brock University
- University of New Brunswick
- Ryerson University
- University Health Network
- University of Toronto
- Trent University
- University of Waterloo
- University of Windsor
- York University
Twelve additional universities will soon join:
- Carleton University
- University of Guelph
- Lakehead University
- Laurentian University
- Nipissing University
- Ontario College of Art & Design
- University of Ottawa
- Queen's University
- Royal Military College of Canada
- University of Western Ontario
- Wilfred Laurier University
- McMaster University
The new version of ScienceServer has over 2,000,000 articles from the full text journals published by Elsevier Science (including Academic Press), Kluwer (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Kluwer Law International and Kluwer/Plenum), and Springer-Verlag. The University of Toronto is a member of the Strategic Partnership Program (SPP). SPP is a collaborative effort between Elsevier Science and major innovators and thought leaders in the field of digital scientific information.
ScienceServer is transitioning from Elsevier Science to Endeavor Information Systems in 2002. As a future development for 2003, Endeavor's ENCompass system will be introduced as a new front-end for ScienceServer. Access to citations, articles, and footnotes will be through LinkFinderPlus in ENCompass. In the future all of the ScienceServer functionality will be incorporated into ENCompass.
About Elsevier Science
Elsevier Science is the world's largest scientific, technical and medical information provider and publishes over 1,600 journals, 1,200 books per year, as well as secondary databases. Elsevier Science key brands include: Academic Press; Butterworth-Heinemann; Cell Press; Churchill-Livingstone; Engineering Information; Excerpta Medica; The Lancet; MD consult; MDL; Mosby; North-Holland; Pergamon; ScienceDirect and WB Saunders. Elsevier Science (www.elsevier.com) is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is a member of the Reed Elsevier plc group (www.reed-elsevier.com), a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the scientific, legal and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London stock exchange), RUK and ENL (New York stock exchange).
About Toronto University Library
Serving the largest university in Canada with seven major libraries, eight teaching hospital libraries and 40 college, faculty and department libraries, the University of Toronto Library ranks in the top three academic research libraries in North America. The Library's mission is to foster research and knowledge for the University's students, plus provide innovative services and comprehensive access to information founded upon developing resources as one of the leading research libraries in the world.
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. Over 1,000 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance Voyager integrated library system, 34 libraries have selected ENCompass and 44 have selected LinkFinderPlus. Endeavor offers a complete line of library solutions for traditional and digital collections. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information about Voyager, ENCompass, or LinkFinderPlus.