DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, June 9, 2004: Endeavor Information Systems and Elsevier announced today seven months of successful testing of the integration of LinkFinderPlus, Endeavor's OpenURL-enabled link resolver with Scopus, the world's largest abstract and indexing (A&I) database. The collaboration enables libraries to easily combine Endeavor's superior linking solution with the Scopus all-science A&I database so that end users can quickly and efficiently access the most relevant scientific articles.
The combination of Scopus and LinkFinderPlus sets a new standard in linking. Designed to provide the highest level of linking available through any electronic database, the Scopus-LinkFinderPlus collaboration provides the image-enabled linking feature only available in Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus. Scopus is currently in final testing at a select group of libraries, including 35 trialing with Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus.
Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus development team and the Scopus development team have partnered since 2002 to build a pioneering user-focused workflow for Scopus. From the results list of their search, users can check their library's holdings and link to their entitled full-text in only one click. This image-enabled linking makes use of the library's full-text entitlements to ensure a user sees a full-text link only when the user has rights to the full-text, saving time and reducing frustration for busy researchers. LinkFinderPlus is currently the only link resolver to provide out-of-the-box support for this Scopus image-based linking feature.
“LinkFinderPlus is a powerful and flexible OpenURL-enabled linking solution for libraries that demand stable, proven systems. Our extensive work with the Scopus team is a testament to the open architecture of Endeavor's systems and our continued dedication to the advancement of library technology,” said Roland Dietz, Endeavor President and CEO. “Endeavor is very proud to be such a contributor to the success of Scopus, a tool which will revolutionize the way STM researchers discover and access scientific information.”
Jaco Zijlstra, Director of Scopus commented today “The alliance with Endeavor has enabled us to best serve our customers' needs. Combining the wealth of information in Scopus with pinpoint recognition of a user's entitled full-text with LinkFinderPlus offers a superior solution to the problem of dead-links within a results set. Both teams are very excited about reaching this new development milestone and the potential benefits it can bring to our mutual customers.”
- Scopus is Elsevier's highly anticipated, full text-linking abstract and indexing (A&I) database.
- The first fully functioning version of Scopus was released to select libraries for final testing and user trials on March 15, 2004. Full commercial release of Scopus is expected in Q4 2004.
- Scopus was conceived solely in response to librarian and user requirements, and is the result of a two year collaboration with librarians and researchers at over 20 of the world's foremost institutions.
- At the heart of Scopus is the biggest A&I database of scientific literature ever assembled, covering titles from over 4000 STM publishers. Scopus also simultaneously searches the scientific web using the science-only Internet search engine, Scirus.
- The Scopus user interface offers easy-to-use searching straight from the home page and intuitive browsing tools.
- Users can link to their entitled full-text articles in one click, making ‘dead-links' a frustration of the past.
- Industry-leading levels of reliability and powerful delivery will be coupled with local customer support, customer-specific usage reports which will be COUNTER compliant, as well as on- and off-site training, to make Scopus a complete package for librarians and end-users.
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, Elsevier's 6,800 employees in 86 offices worldwide publish 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, MD Consult, Scopus, 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).