Des Plaines, IL, November 3, 2006 -- Endeavor Information Systems (www.endinfosys.com), one of the leading global providers of library management software and a wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier, today announced that its full-text OpenURL linking solution, Discovery: Resolver, now supports image-based linking from Scopus. Scopus is one of Elsevier's primary science, technology, medicine and social science research information services.
When applying Endeavor's link resolver in combination with Scopus to locate a particular journal article, users can quickly identify whether they have permission to view the full-text of that resource. Before the citation is accessed in Scopus, Discovery: Resolver examines a library's holdings to see if the institution provides access to the article.
"With this direct connection, Discovery: Resolver users will now immediately know whether they can link directly to the full text of a desired journal resource," said Char Chase, Endeavor Product Manager for digital library management solutions. "Both Elsevier and Endeavor are dedicated to ensuring that librarians and information professionals have comprehensive access to a broad array of electronic resources. This announcement further strengthens that commitment and is indicative of the synergistic relationship between the two organizations."
These new connections are provided at no additional cost to Discovery: Resolver customers who maintain a Scopus license.
"In addition to the transparent connectivity between Scopus and Discovery: Resolver, the integration of these two solutions will also increase user satisfaction," said Thijs Willems, Elsevier Product Manager for Scopus. "Now, users will know instantly whether they have access to the full-text article for which they're searching, significantly accelerating the reference linking process while providing a direct connection to the requested resource."
Introduced earlier this year, Discovery: Resolver is designed as a hosted solution, significantly reducing the technology and labor requirements of library staff while alleviating the need for institutions to supply a dedicated server. Likewise, the solution's multi-disciplinary Knowledge Base allows effective management of library E-resources and as well as user access to those resources, including over 100,000 unique titles and 600 collections automatically updated on a weekly basis.
"Of particular interest to our customers is the accuracy of information accessed through Resolver's Knowledge Base," noted Chase. "While the wide majority of link resolvers only conduct monthly changes, Endeavor's atypical in that it delivers weekly updates to the Knowledge Base."
Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest and easiest to use navigation tool ever built. Scopus is designed and developed with over 300 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 titles from 4,000 different publishers, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also integrates web & patent searches directly from its clean and simple interface. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool. For more information about Scopus please visit http://www.info.scopus.com/.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com/), Scopus (http://www.info.scopus.com/), bibliographic databases and online reference works.
Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/) is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (http://www.reedelsevier.com/), a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems produces advanced library management systems for research and public librarians seeking to integrate ever-increasing electronic resources within their collections. Since 1994, Endeavor has pioneered library management systems by offering enhanced functionality coupled with intuitive interfaces that increase usability and efficiency. Its heritage of technological innovation and service to libraries as well as its significant financial strength as a wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier combine to make Endeavor Information Systems an industry leader. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information.