DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, Dec. 22, 2004: Endeavor Information Systems today released details of collaboration with Scopus, the world's largest abstracting and indexing database, to provide OpenURL-enabled linking capabilities. In 2004, Endeavor has been supporting nearly 50 worldwide libraries trialing a version of Scopus enhanced with LinkFinderPlus linking capabilities.
The partnership brings Endeavor's proven solid OpenURL-enabled linking technology to new users in corporate and research settings, and expands Endeavor's existing outreach to academic and research libraries. With Scopus, LinkFinderPlus brings “image-based” linking to end users, enabling dynamic displays of full-text links within the Scopus interface. Image-based linking is a time and action saving feature displayed only when LinkFinderPlus has confirmed that the end user has access to the full-text, ensuring end users do not run into dead ends in their research.
“Around the world, researchers have the same goals: find the most relevant information in an easy way and access it quickly,” commented Jaco Zijlstra, Director of Scopus. “Scopus offers researchers a massive amount of qualified information; LinkFinderPlus enables researchers to access the full-text of available information as quickly as possible. With the combination, libraries offer end users new opportunities for fast information access.”
“As part of Elsevier, Endeavor and Scopus can develop and integrate technologies against a very well-defined and extensive web services model. Because of the well-established architecture of this model and the flexibility of Endeavor's system, our LinkFinderPlus technology can be used via various Elsevier outlets,” said Roland Dietz, Endeavor President and CEO. “Through Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus partnership with Scopus trial libraries, researchers have the opportunity to access more information than ever before. Endeavor will continue to seek opportunities to expand research and resource access through our OpenURL-enabled LinkFinderPlus technology.”
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. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.endinfosys.com/prods/linkfinderplus.htm.
- Scopus is the result of Elsevier's two-year collaboration with librarians and researchers at over 20 of the world's foremost institutions.
- Scopus covers over 14,000 scientific, technical, medical and social sciences titles from 4,000 publishers.
- It is the largest single Abstract and Indexing (A&I) database.
- It offers cross-disciplinary access to 27 million abstracts and citations back to 1966, including cited references from 1996 onwards.
- Scopus 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 coupled with local customer support, customer-specific usage reports that will be COUNTER compliant, as well as on- and off-site train ing, 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. Part of Elsevier, Endeavor offers a complete line of library solutions for traditional and digital collections. Visit www.endinfosys.com for more information about Endeavor Meridian, 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 7,000 employees in 74 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 ( www.sciencedirect.com), MD Consult ( www.mdconsult.com), Scopus ( www.news.scopus.com) bibliographic databases, online reference works and subject specific portals.
Elsevier (www.elsevier.com) is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (www.reedelsevier.com), 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).