17 May 2007 News Releases

Serials Solutions 360 MARC Updates now includes National Library of Medicine MARC records

2007 news release regarding Serials Solutions' addition of National Library of Medicine (NLM) MARC records to its 360 MARC Updates comprehensive knowledgebase.

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest CSA, has announced that the company has expanded its cataloging reach with the addition of National Library of Medicine (NLM) MARC records to its comprehensive knowledgebase. Serials Solutions now offers NLM records as a free enhancement to the Serials Solutions 360 MARC Updates service. 

NLM records enable patrons to search for medical e-resources within their library’s OPAC using specialized medical terminology and vocabulary. Subscribing libraries now have the ability to choose from NLM records, CONSER records, and Serials Solutions Original Records, and rank them according to their preference. For example, a subscriber can now elect to receive an NLM record in its MARC report over a CONSER record.  If no NLM record is available, then the client will receive the CONSER record or Serials Solutions record.

“Having NLM MARC records in our knowledgebase also provides additional metadata to our authority records, which further enhances our Serials Solutions AMS and 360 Link products,” says Peter McCracken, co-founder of Serials Solutions, “For example, if a CONSER record is missing an ISSN and the NLM record has one, the ISSN field will be populated when Serials Solutions displays journal metadata, regardless of which record the subscriber receives.”

Adding NLM records also means more authority data is available within the Serials Solutions knowledgebase. Libraries that choose to receive CONSER records as their primary records can add NLM records as additional delivery option, which will increase coverage when no CONSER records or Serials Solutions Original records are available.

To take advantage of or learn more about NLM MARC records in Serials Solutions 360 MARC Updates, contact clients@serialssolutions.com or call 1-866-SERIALS. The Serials Solutions library support team can customize delivery of the service to meet the needs of each customer.

About Serials Solutions

Since introducing the first A-to-Z Title List in 2000, Serials Solutions has been a global leader in the library technology marketplace. Founded by a librarian for librarians, Serials Solutions helps library staff and patrons find and use electronic content. Today, with over 1,800 clients worldwide, Serials Solutions is the premier vendor of e-resource access and management services (ERAMS), providing a complete and integrated suite of services designed for libraries of all sizes. The Serials Solutions family of services includes AMS™ Access & Management Service, MARC™ Updating Service, Article Linker™ OpenURL link resolver, Central Search™ federated search engine, and the ERMS™ Electronic Resource Management Service. At the core of Serials Solutions technology is its industry-leading knowledgebase, the original and premier collection of e-resource data metadata available. Through its Software as a Service (SaaS) technology model, Serials Solutions provides fast implementation, easy customization, and outstanding value to its client libraries. Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest CSA. For more information, please visit ww.serialssolutions.com or call 1-866-SERIALS.

About ProQuest CSA

ProQuest CSA, part of Cambridge Information Group, was formed in 2007 through the merger of two leading and historic information technology firms: ProQuest Information and Learning and CSA. As ProQuest 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 and literature to science, technology and medicine.

ProQuest CSA’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 publishers and spanning more than 500 years, the preeminent dissertation collection and various other scholarly collections. 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®, Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™, COS Scholar Universe, and Serials Solutions resource management resources. Through the expertise of its business units, Serials Solutions and COS, ProQuest CSA provides technological tools that allow researchers and libraries to better manage and use their information resources.

ProQuest CSA’s main offices are in Ann Arbor, MI (www.proquest.com) and Bethesda, MD (www.csa.com).