DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Jan. 9, 2003: Endeavor Information Systems announced today Assumption College, Worcester, MA; the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, and and four members of the Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization -- St. John's University, Jamaica, NY; Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY; New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY and Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY-- are the first to select Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service. The LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service offers libraries the power of an OpenURL-enabled link resolver without the technical setup and maintenance of a locally-hosted solution. LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service is interoperable with any integrated library management system and any digital management system.
Assumption College has proven LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service is a fast solution for OpenURL-enabled linking: the library has already activated LinkFinderPlus since contracting for the service in mid-December.
Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service has many benefits: user satisfaction in locating library resources, increased recognition of those resources and easy activation for library staff. Because the LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service can take the user from a citation or abstract in one database directly to the full-text in another database, the research process for the library's users is significantly faster and more efficient.
LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service facilitates navigation across electronic resources, enabling academic and research libraries to extract greater value from their investments in these resources.
Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service is a hosted solution, eliminating the need to acquire and install computer hardware and software. Through Endeavor's relationships with Reed Elsevier, the LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service is implemented and maintained by the same professional hosting team that provides the technology and services for LexisNexisô and ScienceDirectô. Libraries are reassured when a well-focused and experienced team implements and upgrades their LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service. Because much of the activation work is performed by this experienced team, the subscription service model also lowers initial implementation costs and decreases implementation time.
Customer Support for LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service is provided by Endeavor's team of Digital Library Customer Support professionals, based in Des Plaines, IL, a group well-versed in LinkFinderPlus system and the interaction of this service with several brands of integrated library systems.
ďEndeavor strives to offer our advanced library systems in methodologies that correspond to the needs of institutions, especially libraries with the need for a fast, accessible OpenURL-enabled link resolver,Ē said Roland Dietz, Endeavor President and CEO. ďBy choosing to implement this technology via Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service, libraries like Assumption College, the University of Vermont and Cardiff University are providing quick and reliable access to information, ensuring end-user satisfaction with little activity for their busy library staffs.Ē
About LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service
LinkFinderPlus bridges the gap between citations and the online full-text of articles, providing maximum usage the library's electronic journal subscriptions through increased user accessibility. Making the research process more efficient, LinkFinderPlus uses the standard OpenURL format to provide the user with links to the full-text of articles from a citation on a publisher or database website. In addition, the libraries can provide users 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. A wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier, Endeavor offers a complete line of library solutions for traditional and digital collections. Visit Endeavor at http://www.endinfosys.com for more information about Voyager, ENCompass, or LinkFinderPlus.