HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—June 14, 2005—Sirsi Corporation announced today a new service that permits a library to link its holdings to Google Scholar via Sirsi Resolver, Sirsi's OpenURL reference linking tool. Using this service, library users can search Google Scholar, rely on a link between Sirsi Resolver and Google Scholar to indicate whether or not the library has access to the particular e-resources, and then have one-click access to full-text articles from those licensed e-resources. This linking service will be available at no charge to Sirsi libraries that are already using Sirsi Resolver, including those using Sirsi Resolver through Sirsi Hosted Services. Sirsi has completed the development of this service and is currently working with several academic libraries on its installation, including Bucknell University, the University of Virginia, and Veracruzana University.
Kathleen McQuiston, Bucknell University Research Services Librarian, said, “We welcome this opportunity to work with Sirsi to reduce barriers to our licensed content for our users who search Google Scholar.”
“Google Scholar will give visibility to our Virtual Library resources right on the spot where our users look for information," said Ulises Buendía, Veracruzana University Virtual Library software manager.
“The possibilities for libraries to extend their reach by opening up holdings to Google Scholar are very exciting,” said Stephen Abram, Sirsi vice president of innovation. “Making the deep and valuable academic collections and resources of Sirsi clients available through Google with this new service, libraries and their users, both on and off campus, will benefit from new options to search and retrieve high-quality resources. Sirsi is committed to helping libraries integrate cutting-edge technology into their existing systems – giving them new tools to shape the future of academic research and learning.”
Founded in 1979, Sirsi Corporation develops, sells, and supports a comprehensive integrated suite of software solutions for meeting the information management and sharing needs of libraries and library users around the world. From the open, evolutionary integrated library system technology in the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System… to leading-edge data analysis and intelligence tools in Sirsi Director's Station… to leading-edge solutions such as Sirsi Rooms 2.0 for library users seeking unparalleled access to the world of knowledge… Sirsi and its partners provide the broadest array of information management products and services for the library community. Sirsi solutions serve more than 10,000 libraries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. For more information about Sirsi, please see www.sirsi.com.