SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- MuseGlobal Inc. is delighted to be adding Berkeley Electronic Press as the 200th participant in its Content Partner Program, now in its fourth year. Founded by professors committed to solving the scholarly communications crisis, the Berkeley Electronic Press (‘bepress') publishes high quality peer-reviewed electronic journals in the social sciences, law, health and medicine, and science and technology at sustainable prices and with library-friendly policies. Because of its mission, Graeme Wilson, VP of MuseGlobal's Partner Program, is particularly proud to be providing Content Partner Program services to bepress.
MuseGlobal's commitment to maintaining excellent technical relationships with Content Partners, such as H.W. Wilson, Xrefer and ebrary, defines its ongoing strategy. Bepress was approached by MuseGlobal to form a non-commercial technical relationship whereby both companies would cooperate with each other to the benefit of their customers. With the availability of its XML gateway, bepress worked with MuseGlobal to improve access to its content, guaranteeing the highest level of reliability and accessibility across multiple access points. The improved XML gateway especially benefits ResearchNow Full Access, bepress's award-winning database that combines access to the complete roster of thirty-six peer-reviewed journals, plus the thousands of working paper series, postprints, preprints and other content from institutional repositories hosted by bepress. "Whether it be an XML gateway, http, SOAP or Z39.50 access point, MuseGlobal's technical team of connectors specialists and digital content analysts ensure that the Muse technology makes retrieval, normalization and distribution of content both easy and secure," states Wilson of MuseGlobal.
"Our automated Source Factory maintains over 4000 connectors, and runs its Source Checker 24/7, 365," Wilson continues, "taking the onerous load of updating this information off the shoulders of the content providers and their customers." Companies that are part of the Content Partner Program notify MuseGlobal in advance of impending changes, such as addition of new indexes, changes to existing index structures, platform changes, interface changes, and new product offerings. This virtually eliminates disconnect time that would normally result as end-users try to reconcile local information with that supplied by content providers. "And less down time means happier customers all the way around," concludes Wilson.
About MuseGlobal, Inc.
The mission of MuseGlobal (www.museglobal.com ) is to optimize the productivity of information users and knowledge workers by enabling the discovery, integration, and delivery of information and services from disparate systems. MuseGlobal's breakthrough MuseSearchTM solution is based on the most advanced metasearch architecture and features the most sophisticated pre-, in-search, and post-processing capabilities available. Many leading information management software providers feature MuseSearch as underpinning technology for their products and services.
About The Berkeley Electronic Press
The Berkeley Electronic Press (‘bepress') is both a publisher of peer-reviewed electronic journals and a software developer, having created the institutional repository platform marketed by ProQuest as Digital Commons. The company produces tools to improve scholarly communication via innovative and effective means of content production and dissemination. bepress has a portfolio of products and services that reduces the costs of and barriers to access.