DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Jan. 9, 2004: Endeavor Information Systems announced today the development of an XML gateway to the Scirus science-specific search engine through the ENCompass system for managing, searching and linking web and journal collections. Through this XML gateway, ENCompass will be able to search and display results from Scirus (www.scirus.com), a powerful free Internet search tool developed especially for finding scientific information.
Available in early 2004, the development between ENCompass and Scirus allows true interaction between web and journal citations available through Scirus and the advanced user-focused research capabilities of ENCompass. The XML gateway to Scirus is one of several XML gateways to content and resources now searchable through ENCompass.
Designed to respond to the needs of scientists for focused, comprehensive and reliable overviews of relevant scientific information, Scirus is a free scientific search engine with a number of innovative features that enable researchers to chart and pinpoint data, locate University sites, and find reports and articles in a clutter-free, user-friendly and efficient manner.
“With the ENCompass XML gateway to Scirus content, researchers can have a single point of entry to a wealth of the web's scientific information, plus discover content from local library collections, electronic databases and their local library OPAC,” said Roland Dietz, Endeavor President and CEO. “Researchers using Scirus and ENCompass instantly benefit from the combined searching and accessing power to find results quickly, easily and more accurately.”
“We have always been committed to developing Scirus as a truly effective scientific search tool, so it was a natural next step for us to invest in facilitating integration of Scirus into the library search environment where many valuable scientific resources reside “ said Eefke Smit, Elsevier Director Science Direct & Bibliographic Databases. “We are delighted that our mutual customers and users will be able to benefit from this optimised combination of Elsevier services.”
Launched in April 2001, Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine available on the Internet. Driven by the latest in search engine technology, it covers more than 150 million science-related pages and can pinpoint precise scientific information that other search engines can not reach, including pdf files and peer reviewed articles. Scirus has won several international awards including the Search Engine Watch awards for Best Specialty Search Engine. More information on www.scirus.com.
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.
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, the company publishes more than 1,800 journals and 2,200 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect and MD Consult bibliographic databases, online reference works and subject specific portals. Elsevier is a global company headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, 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).