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Consortia and library groups now can increase efficiency through new resource sharing features

Serials Solutions today announced enhancements to Serials Solutions® 360 Resource Manager Consortium Edition that increase resource sharing efficiency for consortium and library groups and improvements that provide superior performance across all Serials Solutions® 360 services. The new functionality for 360 Resource Manager Consortium Edition offers greater support for more types of library groups and hybrid consortia by providing sophisticated inheritance of shared resources. Serials Solutions has also enhanced the user experience through interface improvements that improve speed and facilitate inter-library communication.

"Our newest updates to 360 Resource Manager make resource sharing very intuitive for consortium and hybrid library groups and allow greater flexibility in how consortia work with members," says Serials Solutions Senior Product Manager Jeff Aipperspach, "But all Serials Solutions subscribers will benefit from the improvements in speed and performance we have also made to our client interface."


Serials Solutions® 360 Resource Manager is a complete management system, designed to enable libraries to gain control over the selection, acquisition, licensing, and usage of electronic resources. With 360 Resource Manager Consortium Edition, consortia can efficiently manage holdings, subscription, licensing, contact, and cost information for their group and streamline delivery of information to all group members.

The latest enhancements to Serials Solutions® 360 Resource Manager Consortium Edition feature more granularity in user permissions for shared objects, locking of inherited databases, auto-inheritance of shared objects, pass-through of inherited objects, and the ability to reset shared database details back to default preferences set by the consortia. New features also allow for greater flexibility in how consortia work with members by allowing the consortia to communicate changes using system-generated notifications.


Improvements made to the Serials Solutions Client Center as part of this release will result in faster page loads and streamlined navigation for all Serials Solutions 360® administrative users.


For more information on 360 Resource Manager and the other Serials Solutions services, visit, email or call 1-866-SERIALS (737-4257).


About Serials Solutions

Founded by a librarian for librarians in 2000, Serials Solutions is the global leader in E-Resource Access and Management Services (ERAMS) that serves more than 2,000 libraries of all sizes and types. Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase, is the foundation for Serials Solutions® 360, the only complete and integrated e-resource access and management solution. Serials Solutions recently introduced the Summon™ unified discovery service, a revolutionary discovery tool that provides instant access to the full breadth of the library’s collection through a single search.

Serials Solutions also is the exclusive source for Ulrichs™ Global Serials Intelligence and represents the AquaBrowser Library® unified discovery interface in the academic market in North America. The WebFeat® federated search service recently acquired by ProQuest soon will be incorporated into the Serials Solutions family of access and discovery services.

Serials Solutions provides fast implementation, easy customization, and outstanding value to libraries throughout the world. For more information, please visit or call 1-866-SERIALS. Serials Solutions is a division of ProQuest LLC.

About ProQuest LLC

ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA™, UMI®, Chadwyck-Healey™, SIRS®, and eLibrary®. With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich’s™, RefWorks®, COS™, and Dialog® brands now in the ProQuest family, the company continues to build on its legacy of responsive people in partnership with librarians.

ProQuest consistently seeks new ways to support researchers and quality research.  More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered technology, ProQuest offers a depth and breadth of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment. For more information, visit or the ProQuest parent company website,

31 March 2009

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