15 December 2005 News Releases

Serials Solutions releases Article Linker version 3.22

Serials Solutions releases Article Linker version 3.22

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest Information and Learning, announced the public release of Article Linker version 3.22. This new version of Article Linker, Serials Solutions’ acclaimed OpenURL link resolver, provides improved links to multiple genres (including books and dissertations) and adds or enhances article-level access to 45,000 journal titles in more than 100 databases.

Building on top of OpenURL 1.0 compliance, Article Linker now improves user experience and clarity when linking to non-serial items such as books, dissertations, patents, journals and “unknown” genre types. New metadata elements can also be included in custom links to ILL forms, OPACs, and any additional extended resources that a library defines to increase linking opportunities and prevent "dead-ends." The enhancements were designed to ensure that Article Linker continues to be the premier tool for enabling patrons to quickly and easily find specific items, anywhere in the library’s collection.

In addition, Article Linker 3.22 has added or updated 30 link resolvers that improve article-level access for 45,000 journal titles in more than 100 databases. These new and enhanced link resolvers allow Article Linker subscribers and patrons to get to desired content with a single click.

"Article Linker version 3.22 is a part of our ongoing commitment to respond directly to client requests by providing a steady flow of the most sought-after features and functionality," said JR Jenkins, Serials Solutions’ Group Product Manager for Resource Discovery Products. "Our hosted model enables us to provide these ongoing enhancements, with no work required from our subscribing libraries."

As with all Article Linker updates, the new functionality is available immediately, with no local update work required from librarians.

About Serials Solutions:

Serials Solutions, part of ProQuest Information and Learning, provides complete e-resource access and management solutions to over 1500 libraries worldwide. Founded by a librarian for librarians, Serials Solutions helps librarians and patrons find and use electronic content through its Access & Management Suite (AMS), Full MARC Records service for e-journals, Article Linker - Serials Solutions’ comprehensive OpenURL link resolver, Central Search - a powerful federated search engine, and its newest product ERMS - a lifecycle manager for electronic subscriptions. 

ProQuest Information and Learning

ProQuest Information and Learning is a world leader in collecting, organizing, and publishing information worldwide for researchers, faculty, and students in libraries and schools. Known widely for its strength in business and economics, general reference, humanities, social sciences, and STM content, the company develops premium databases comprising periodicals, newspapers, dissertations, out-of-print books, and other scholarly information from more than 8,500 publishers worldwide. Users access the information through the ProQuest® Web-based online information system, Chadwyck-Healey™ electronic and microform resources, UMI® microform and print reference products, eLibrary® SIRS® and Voyager Expanded Learning educational resources, and XanEdu® online faculty and student resources. For more information about ProQuest Information and Learning, visitvisit www.il.proquest.com.

ProQuest Information and Learning is a business unit of ProQuest Company, which was recently named one of the top 100 fastest growing technology companies in the United States by Business 2.0. and one of the 200 best small companies by Forbes Magazine.