DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Nov. 30, 2004: Endeavor Information Systems announced a new advancement in the type of services available to end users with the release of exclusive functionality linking any OpenURL-enabled source to the Voyager Interlibrary Loan module via LinkFinderPlus, Endeavor's OpenURL-enabled link resolver. This development means end users can request interlibrary loans quickly and accurately because Endeavor has eliminated the end user burden of documenting the citation information. With the LinkFinderPlus-Voyager ILL combination, request forms are pre-populated with citation details from the OpenURL-enabled source. LinkFinderPlus is the only link resolver to provide this service through Voyager ILL.
Endeavor's work means end users are driven from the LinkFinderPlus results screen to an ILL option if electronic full-text is not locally available. With a pre-populated ILL form, the end user is instantly provided all of the essential information for an ILL transaction such as author, title, volume, and page, so requesting the article is as easy as clicking a button. Available today with Voyager ILL version 4.0 and LinkFinderPlus version 4.1, this integration has been successfully tested and implemented in academic libraries.
“In most cases, LinkFinderPlus invokes the full-text of an article for the end user, providing the instant gratification end users seek. End users are frustrated when they can see a citation, but can't obtain the full-text of that citation,” said Harry Samuels, Endeavor Product Manager, Linking and Searching. “Libraries can't subscribe to every journal, but with the LinkFinderPlus-Voyager ILL combination, users will trust their library's services to automatically provide an option to obtain articles that are not locally available.”
“End users are appreciative of fast service, such as the LinkFinderPlus-Voyager ILL integration. Keeping end users engaged with the system, and therefore the library, means fewer obstacles in the research process,” said Shelley Hostetler, Voyager Product Manager. “Interlibrary loan desks will also benefit—requests are sent to the ILL department in the same manner as regular Voyager OPAC ILL requests. With pre-population of the form from LinkFinderPlus citation information, ILL administrators are not deciphering forms or researching the missing information—everything needed is delivered in one step.”
To learn more about the LinkFinderPlus-Voyager ILL integration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Endeavor Meridian, Voyager, ENCompass, or LinkFinderPlus.