DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, June 15, 2002: Endeavor Information Systems announced today an Affiliate Membership with CrossRef, a not-for-profit network founded on publisher collaboration with the goal of making reference linking efficient and reliable. The Endeavor-CrossRef alliance integrates digital object identifiers and CrossRef linking to assist libraries in providing complete access to available resources. The Endeavor-CrossRef partnership assists libraries that are CrossRef Library Affiliates and using Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus comprehensive linking system.
Libraries will benefit from this partnership because LinkFinderPlus ensures that digital object identifier links resolve to the copy of the resource for which the user has access rights, or the "appropriate copy." According to Ed Pentz, Executive Director of CrossRef, "We are very pleased to have Endeavor as a linking solutions partner for our current and future library affiliates. There is nothing more important to CrossRef's success than allowing DOIs to resolve in a way that takes the end-users access rights into account wherever possible, using whatever software solution their library chooses. Our relationship with Endeavor allows us to further serve as a vehicle for collaboration among publishers, librarians, and vendors."
"Endeavor's CrossRef Affiliate Membership is one more step that we can take to ensure that libraries who choose Endeavor's linking solution, LinkFinderPlus, have many options for article linking," explained Jane Burke, Endeavor's President and CEO. "Libraries realize the benefits of this partnership and the value of the cooperation of the CrossRef publishers and vendor companies to advance research around the globe."
CrossRef (www.crossref.org) is a publisher collaborative that enables researchers to navigate online journals via DOI-based citation links. CrossRef now has 121 members and 59 affiliates from library and information communities bringing the total number of CrossRef-enabled journals to well over 6,000, encompassing over 4.8 million article records.
CrossRef, which was established by scholarly publishers as an independent, non-profit membership entity in 2000, uses open standards. It is an official registration agency of the International DOI Foundation (IDF), and is the first full-scale implementation of the DOI system. More information on the CrossRef Library Affiliate Program is available at: www.crossref.org/library.htm
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. Over 950 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance Voyager integrated library management system and 25 libraries have selected the ENCompass digital management system. Endeavor offers a complete line of library solutions for traditional and digital collections. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information about Voyager, ENCompass Solutions or LinkFinderPlus.