26 April 2006 News Releases

SirsiDynix Partners with Serials Solutions for Integrated E-Resource Management and Discovery

SirsiDynix Partners with Serials Solutions for Integrated E-Resource Management and Discovery

SirsiDynix introduces ERMS and MARC records service

SirsiDynix, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries, announced today a worldwide technology agreement with Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest Information and Learning and the industry’s premier provider of e-resource access and management services. SirsiDynix will resell an integrated suite of Serials Solutions electronic resource management and discovery tools, including ERMS (Electronic Resource Management System) lifecycle manager for electronic subscriptions, Central Search federated search engine, Article Linker™ OpenURL link resolver and Full MARC Records service.

The suite of products offers libraries unique capabilities because of its connection to an integrated and hosted electronic resource knowledge base that is updated daily. Eliminating the need for batch updates to the knowledge base, the suite ensures current, easy-to-manage resources for librarians and consistent, accurate answers for users. Also included with each Serials Solutions product is the industry-leading AMS (Access & Management Suite) management service, featuring the original A-to-Z Title List.

“Serials Solutions and SirsiDynix share a firm commitment to helping libraries and their users successfully manage and access electronic resources,” said Jane Burke, Serials Solutions general manager. “SirsiDynix customers will now have more options for integrated electronic resource management.” Berit Nelson, SirsiDynix vice president of technical product design, said, “As a result of partnerships with key industry leaders like Serials Solutions, SirsiDynix provides the most comprehensive integrated technology environment for libraries worldwide.

“Through this agreement, SirsiDynix offers an integrated approach to electronic resource management that will give libraries a winning combination of strong functionality, ease of use for end users and streamlined management tools. These solutions address the ever-increasing needs to effectively manage the electronic portion of the library collection,” added Nelson.

ERMS and Full MARC Records are the first products of their kind that SirsiDynix has introduced to its customers. Central Search and Article Linker will be offered both standalone and integrated into SirsiDynix’s suite of public access products.

About SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix is the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries – vital institutions whose primary mission is to make sense of the vast world of information for people and communities. This is an exciting role as libraries assist people in discovering and using knowledge, resources and other valuable content for their educations, jobs and entertainment. In concert with key industry partners, SirsiDynix supports this strategic role for libraries by offering a comprehensive integrated suite of technology solutions for improving the internal productivity of libraries and enhancing their capabilities for meeting the needs of people and communities. SirsiDynix has approximately 4,000 library and consortia clients, serving more than 300 million people through more than 20,000 library outlets in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please see www.sirsidynix.com.

About Serials Solutions

Serials Solutions, part of ProQuest Information and Learning, is the industry leader providing complete e-resource access and management solutions to over 1600 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 ERMS - a lifecycle manager for electronic subscriptions. For more information, please visit www.serialssolutions.com or call 1-866 SERIALS.

About ProQuest Information and Learning

ProQuest Information and Learning, a division of ProQuest Company, 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, genealogy, 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 9,000 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. For more information about ProQuest Information and Learning, visit www.il.proquest.com.

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