Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest, has announced major enhancements to Ulrichsweb.com and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System. The service updates, designed to enhance functionality and increase usability, are the largest in 18 months.
“The growth and development of Ulrichsweb.com and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System are a direct result of the feedback and suggestions received from library professionals and Ulrich’s users worldwide,” says Yvette Diven, Product Manager. “We are proud to deliver this much anticipated release. Our services will continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of serials managers, collection developers, and others who work with print and electronic serials.”
New functionality is now available for both Ulrichsweb.com and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System. Ulrichsweb.com provides the latest information available on more than 300,000 serials worldwide. The service has enhanced its comprehensive serials discovery through the addition of A&I databases to Ulrichsweb.com records displays, updated links for the 2006 Science and Social Science Impact Factor journals, and connections between Ulrichsweb.com and JCR(R) Web accounts that facilitate linking at the journal level. As part of the October 2007 release, there is a new look for Ulrichsweb.com, the first update to the site in years.
New reporting features added to the Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System will benefit library professionals worldwide. It is now possible for users to convert list prices into more than 15 major international currencies, all from within an active report display. New functions allow users to limit their report results to titles available in online full-text or titles designated academic or scholarly in the Ulrich’s database.
Users now also have the option to display LC classification numbers in reports, and additional ISSN designations (such as Cancelled ISSN, Title History ISSN, and Merged/Incorportaed ISSN) in ISSN Audit Reports, and new major A&I resources in Aggregator Comparison Reports. The additions to the Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System toolkit make it easier than every to identify and evaluate details about serials, whether or not they are part of the library’s collection.
Since 1932, Ulrich’s has been the serials resource that librarians trust to provide unbiased, in-depth bibliographic and publisher information about journals, magazines, newspapers and other periodicals published around the world—regardless of format or provider. Ulrich’s online products provide the perfect complement to your library’s Serials Solutions 360 tools. Serials Solutions and Ulrich’s have aligned to further their development under a unified vision. Together, Serials Solutions and Ulrich’s online services provide the broadest and deepest coverage of serials information available anywhere.
Ulrichsweb.com is updated each week to provide the latest information available on more than 300,000 serials worldwide—covering print, electronic, and microform resources from more than 90,000 publishers and providers. Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System helps library professionals create reports with detailed information about print and electronic serials. This essential toolkit provides flexible reporting options that make it easy to identify and evaluate the title-specific details about individual journals, magazines, and other serials whether in the library’s own collection, the offerings of specific publishers and providers, or in Ulrichsweb.com. Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System augments the assessment tools Serials Solutions provides for library-specific usage reporting and analysis.
ProQuest combines the strengths of two leading and historic information technology firms: ProQuest Information and Learning and CSA. The company provides seamless access to and navigation of more than 125 billion digital pages of the world’s scholarship, delivering it to the desktop and into the workflow of serious researchers in multiple fields, from arts, literature, and social science to science, technology, and medicine. ProQuest is part of Cambridge Information Group.
ProQuest’s vast content pools are available to researchers through libraries of all types and include the world’s largest digital newspaper archive, periodical databases comprising the output of more than 9,000 titles and spanning more than 500 years, the preeminent dissertation collection, and various other scholarly collections. Users access the information through the ProQuest® and CSA Illumina Web-based online information systems, Chadwyck-Healey™ electronic and microform resources, UMI® microform and print reference products, eLibrary® and SIRS® educational resources, Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™, COS Scholar Universe, and Serials Solutions resource management tools. Through the expertise of business units Serials Solutions and COS, ProQuest provides technological tools that allow researchers and libraries to better manage and use their information resources. For more information, visit ProQuest and CSA websites.