DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, May 6, 2004: Endeavor Information Systems announced today valuable new benefits in the upcoming commercial release of LinkFinderPlus 4.0, Endeavor's popular OpenURL-enabled link resolver. The new release brings rapid enhancement in user services for libraries employing non-Roman information and those participating in consortia environments. Currently in beta testing, a commercial release of LinkFinderPlus 4.0 is expected shortly.
The newest release of LinkFinderPlus includes special features supporting the unique needs of library consortia. Consortium members can now accommodate individual entitlements for resources shared in one LinkFinderPlus installation. Using a clear web administration client, the consortia can specify the individual subscriptions owned by each participating institution. Consortia can then control the resolution of requests, ensuring subscriptions that apply to only one institution will only be resolved by that institution. Important to the satisfaction of end-users, this new development ensures LinkFinderPlus can provide the most appropriate possible results for each institution's users.
LinkFinderPlus 4.0 also features the integration of the Unicode™ standard. With this release, data in the LinkFinderPlus Knowledge Base is kept in UTF-8, ensuring the proper display of non-Roman characters. Many international journals are integral to the diverse collections of research libraries, so the assurance of the proper display of information using the Unicode standard is a benefit for end-user satisfaction.
“Building on the success of LinkFinderPlus in small, medium and large libraries around the world, the new release ensures LinkFinderPlus is a valuable, justifiable investment for libraries of all disciplines and sizes,” said Harry Samuels, LinkFinderPlus Product Manager. “With this fourth commercial release, Endeavor ensures LinkFinderPlus is the most complete, accessible and advanced OpenURL-enabled link resolver available.”
LinkFinderPlus bridges the gap between citations and the online full-text of articles, providing maximum usage of the library's electronic journal subscriptions through increased user accessibility. Making the research process more efficient, LinkFinderPlus uses OpenURL linking 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 www.endinfosys.com for more information about Voyager, ENCompass, or LinkFinderPlus.