Seattle, WA – December 5, 2002. Serials Solutions announced today the development of two new linking services: Journal Linker and Article Linker. Both services will provide new options for linking between a library’s electronic resources. Journal Linker is available to all Serials Solutions clients today. Article Linker will be released in early 2003.
Journal Linker enables patrons to link from an abstract or index to a list of all the library’s full-text holdings for that journal. From there, patrons can link to the full-text in any of the library’s electronic resources. In addition, Journal Linker will display local print and microform collections, and will link to the journal’s MARC record in most OPACs.
“We’re very excited to offer Journal Linker as a free service enhancement to our A-to-Z title lists and full MARC records service,” commented Peter McCracken, MLS, Co-Founder of Serials Solutions. “Journal Linker provides the most important benefits of OpenURL resolvers at a fraction of the cost. Now every library can afford linking between their electronic resources.”
For libraries interested in a full-featured OpenURL resolver, Serials Solutions will be releasing Article Linker in early 2003. Article Linker will accept OpenURLs and provide article-level links and extended services such as links to interlibrary loan services. Like Journal Linker, Article Linker will take advantage of Serials Solutions’ accurate holdings data, hosting services and knowledgeable customer support.
“Serials Solutions has enjoyed tremendous success by providing real solutions to librarians and patrons,” McCracken added. “Our A-to-Z lists help librarians and patrons manage and access their e-journal collections. Our full MARC records, Journal Linker and Article Linker services are natural extensions of our expertise in managing this complex data. These are powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable services for librarians and their patrons.”
About Serials Solutions:
Serials Solutions LLC provides comprehensive e-journal access services to over 1000 libraries worldwide. Founded by a librarian for librarians, Serials Solutions helps librarians and patrons manage and retrieve electronic content through a variety of services. For more information, please visit www.serialssolutions.com.