Lisse, The Netherlands and Emeryville, CA-Swets Blackwell and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. announced their development of an automated checkin interface for print journals through Innovative’s Millennium Serials E-Checkin. This follows successful testing with the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
Customers of Swets Blackwell’s FastPlus journals consolidation service who use Innovative’s Millennium Serials E-Checkin are now able to automatically check in journals at issue level. The interface enables customers to update checkin records for an entire FastPlus shipment via an XML packing slip that is uploaded to their Checkin Server. In a later phase of this development, the two companies will provide libraries with check-in data for electronic journals, involving the automatic loading of URLs into libraries’ OPACs.
Geert Visscher, CEO of Swets Blackwell, commented, "We have always striven with our FastPlus service to provide libraries with shelf-ready issues, including barcodes and security strips as specified. This initiative with Innovative enables our customers to perform these tasks electronically rather than manually, thereby saving them considerable time and effort."
Ted Fons, Product Manager at Innovative, added, "Innovative’s long history of sophisticated serials control and Web-based architecture puts us in the unique position to help libraries streamline a traditionally labor-intensive function. Swets Blackwell, like Innovative, shares a bold willingness to take existing standards and go beyond them. As a result, we’ve created something completely new and relevant for libraries."