Seattle, WA - March 11, 2003. Serials Solutions and Endeavor Information Systems announced today a partnership to customize existing data found in Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus linking system. Serials Solutions new Data Management Service will result in time savings for libraries who want to customize holdings data in their LinkFinderPlus Knowledge Base.
"Libraries expect OpenURL link resolvers to have accurate data that's easy to maintain," commented Steve McCracken, Co-founder and President of Serials Solutions. "Our new Data Management Services takes clients of Serials Solutions and LinkFinderPlus one step closer to this goal."
Serials Solutions provides libraries with an XML file of holdings data that is loaded into LinkFinderPlus. Once loaded, the XML file will customize existing data found within the LinkFinderPlus Knowledge Base to reflect the library's holdings. The XML file was designed and built through a joint effort of Endeavor and Serials Solutions, drawing on Endeavor's knowledge of open technologies and Serials Solutions' expertise in electronic journal management.
"Linking systems ensure users can easily discover the full text of the articles they seek, so all libraries want to be able to hit the ground running with their LinkFinderPlus system. Employing the advanced linking technologies of Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus and the serials management knowledge of Serials Solutions, library staff save time and effort, ensuring a fast start to their linking projects," said Harry Samuels, Endeavor LinkFinderPlus Product Manager.
The XML file is now available from Serials Solutions for a minimal charge and can be used with Endeavor's most recent release, LinkFinderPlus 3.0. More information can be found at www.serialssolutions.com/dtmt_lfp.asp and www.endinfosys.com/prods/lfpbatch.htm.
About Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions Inc. provides complete e-journal access services to over 1000 libraries worldwide. Founded by a librarian for librarians, Serials Solutions helps librarians and patrons find and use electronic content through comprehensive A-to-Z title lists, full MARC records for e-journals, Article Linker - Serials Solutions' comprehensive OpenURL link resolver, Journal Linker - a journal-level link resolver, and Data Management Services for third-party data providers. For more information, please visit www.serialssolutions.com or call 1-866 SERIALS.
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. A wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier, 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.