Bloomfield, New Jersey - June 16, 2005 - Openly Informatics, Inc. (www.openly.com) today revealed that Google and Talis have been making use of an XML web services interface built into 1Cate, Openly's OpenURL Link-Server product.
Google, (www.google.com) which recently added OpenURL linking features to its Google Scholar service, is making use of the interface to upload holdings information for libraries participating in its OpenURL linking program. Google has been using the holdings information to display OpenURL links selectively for articles available in a user's library.
Talis, (www.talis.com) an integrated library system vendor based in Birmingham, England, is using the interface to allow users of its new PRISM library catalog to see electronic journal holdings information from within the catalog interface.
"Those of us who work on the 'plumbing' of internet information systems know that XML-based web services are the essential 'pipes' that allow modern services to work together" said Eric Hellman, President of Openly Informatics. "We're excited to see other companies taking advantage of the 'plumbing' that we've built into our software. This puts library holdings information exactly where it's needed to produce the best information services possible."
About Openly Informatics
Openly Informatics, Inc., is the world's leading provider of OEM linking software and services. Openly Informatics software and data can be found hidden inside solutions developed and marketed by the world's leading Integrated Library System Vendors and Information Aggregators. 1Cate (1 Click Access To Everything!) (http://www.openly.com/1cate/), is Openly's standards-based localized linking server that directs users to a library's "appropriate copy".
Information on Openly Informatics, Inc. is available at Openly's web-site, www.openly.com.
Talis is the leading provider of library management solutions for the UK and Ireland. Designed for the academic and public sectors, Talis' suite of products helps public authorities, universities and colleges to manage their extensive resources and provides users with swift and easy access to that information. Thanks to Talis' support for greater integration, libraries in both the public and academic sectors are also able to streamline multiple systems and improve internal efficiency.
For more information, please visit www.talis.com.
About Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. For more information, visit www.google.com.