Boston, MA - KnowledgeCite, an Internet company providing multi-disciplinary bibliographic solutions to academic and research libraries, announced today that Amanda Xu, a serials librarian with extensive research experience in the area of Internet standards and technologies, will join the KnowledgeCite team as Product Designer for the KnowledgeCite Library. Ms. Xu, formerly a librarian in the MIT Serials and Acquisitions Services Department, will be responsible for the content design of the KnowledgeCite Library. As the person responsible for creating a sophisticated digital environment out of databases provided by diverse scholarly publishers, Ms. Xu will work closely with Christine Lamb, KnowledgeCite's director of Publisher Relations.
"Amanda is a terrific asset to the team," said Peter Ciuffetti, president of KnowledgeCite. "She has a deep understanding of technology trends and a passionate commitment to librarianship. We are proud to have her on board." Ms. Xu has written extensively on such topics as Web-based OPACs, metadata conversion, access to electronic serials, and Internet trends affecting library services. As the co-chair of the Internet Resources Interest Group of LITA (The Library and Information Technology Association), she organizes panels on emerging Internet standards and technologies relevant to library services. In addition, she is a member of the Electronic Communications Committee of NASIG (the North American Serials Interest Group).
"I see a real need for the KnowledgeCite Library among librarians," Ms. Xu said. "Multi-disciplinary searching on authoritative scholarly sources is an capability that we have been waiting for. On top of that, the KnowledgeCite Library integrates appropriately with a library's existing resources and services. This is a major contribution to librarianship, made possible by recent developments in Internet technologies and standards."
About the KnowledgeCite Library
The KnowledgeCite Library is the first bibliographic resource to achieve true multi-disciplinary searching across dozens of scholarly databases. Combining the convenience of web-based searching with the accuracy of a scholarly reference tool, it provides access to a comprehensive collection of authoritative sources in both bibliographic and full-text formats. Peter Ciuffetti, president of KnowledgeCite, adapted web search-engine technologies to create Subject Synchronization, a feature that allows for true cross-thesaurus searching. With create Subject Synchronization", users perform accurate searches across multiple scholarly databases, and still benefit from the precision of discipline-specific metadata. The system includes customized library holdings information and links to e-journals and document delivery services, allowing librarians to leverage their local resources and ensure maximum access to full content.
About KnowledgeCite, Inc.
KnowledgeCite is a leader in providing multi-disciplinary solutions for publishers and librarians who serve the scholarly research community. Based in Boston MA, KnowledgeCite is a new venture backed by SilverPlatter Information. Led by Peter Ciuffetti, a member of the original SilverPlatter team, the KnowledgeCite start-up team has over 75 years of innovation experience in serving knowledge workers, with special expertise in the areas of Internet technologies and standards, library product design, and scholarly publishing. KnowledgeCite is committed to enabling collaboration between publishers and the library community to serve the needs of scholarly research.