DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Nov. 21, 2002: Endeavor Information Systems today releases enhanced software for libraries to extend their electronic database collections with the latest commercial release for LinkFinderPlus. Endeavor's advanced linking system bridges the gap between citations and the online full-text of articles, providing maximum usage of the library's electronic journal subscriptions.
Library staff will find increased productivity in making resources available for researchers. LinkFinderPlus 3.0 includes batch activation of the LinkFinderPlus Knowledge Base and batch maintenance of the Knowledge Base post-implementation. Delivered with over 13,000 targets to link to full-text and abstracts for citations, the LinkFinderPlus Knowledge Base is designed for minimal staff maintenance once the library activates their local subscriptions. Additionally, LinkFinderPlus 3.0 allows libraries to enable immediate access to electronic journals as they become available with a local option to add journal sites.
Libraries can now easily customize the LinkFinderPlus 3.0 display to match the libraries' local look and feel; ensuring researchers find a smooth transition to full-text of articles.
Interoperability with CrossRef (www.crossref.org), a not-for-profit network founded on publisher collaboration is now available. This makes reference linking efficient and reliable, and enables LinkFinderPlus users to link with CrossRef for the resolution of DOIs sent using the OpenURL proposed standard. This allows the LinkFinderPlus software to consider the local library's subscriptions and preferences before generating links to full text.
"In these times when libraries need to both maximize the use of extensive electronic journal collections and be more productive while maintaining their staff numbers, LinkFinderPlus is a valuable tool for providing that extra level of service to users, taking advantage of the power of technology to present extended opportunities for scholarly content," said Jane Burke, Endeavor's President and CEO. "The success of our LinkFinderPlus customers is impressive--small colleges, large universities, medical libraries and ARL institutions all use the same extendable LinkFinderPlus software to help their researchers succeed."
LinkFinderPlus make the research process more efficient by providing the user with the link to the full-text of articles from a citation on a publisher or database website using the standard OpenURL format. In addition, the library can provide the user with additional related links, such as checking for print holdings, based on the metadata from the citation. The library can maintain a database that programmatically creates the links to their licensed full-text and related resources.
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. Over 1,100 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance Voyager integrated library system, 41 libraries have contracted ENCompass and 52 have contracted 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.