21 June 2007 News Releases

Serials Solutions and Ulrich's align businesses to deliver complementary solutions

Serials Solutions and Ulrich's align businesses to deliver complementary solutions

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest, today announced that Ulrichsweb.com and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System are joining the Serials Solutions family of e-resource management tools for libraries. These services are the online products associated with Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. Beginning August 1, 2007, Ulrichsweb.com and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System will be sold exclusively through the Serials Solutions sales organization worldwide.

"We have aligned Serials Solutions and Ulrich’s to further their development under a unified vision,” says Matt Dunie, president of ProQuest, “Together, Serials Solutions and Ulrich’s online services provide libraries and publishers with the broadest and deepest coverage of serials information available anywhere."

Since 1932, Ulrich’s has been the serials resource that librarians trust to provide unbiased, in-depth bibliographic information about journals, magazines, newspapers and other periodicals published around the world. Ulrich’s was among the very first partners to establish an ongoing relationship with Serials Solutions when the company was founded in 2001.  Mutual subscribers benefit from bi-directional linking between Ulrichsweb.com and Serials Solutions AMS. In recent years, additional opportunities have resulted in greater interoperability between Ulrich’s products and Serials Solutions 360 Link and Serials Solutions 360 Search.

Yvette Diven, product manager for Ulrich’s at Serials Solutions says, “This move is something very special for Ulrich’s and Serials Solutions because our relationship has been in place for so long. Over the past several years, librarians have told us how bringing these two product families under one umbrella would be a huge help to them. Now we have the chance to build even more interoperability between the products and introduce new customers to Ulrich’s and to Serials Solutions. It’s going to be exciting for everyone.”

Ulrichsweb.com is updated each week to provide the latest information available on more than 300,000 publications. Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System helps libraries Identify, analyze, evaluate, and create reports with detailed information about print and electronic serials. Publishers use this service to compare offerings to competitors, analyze details of any publisher’s offerings, and make better decisions using informed, statistical data. Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System augments the assessment tools Serials Solutions provides for library-specific usage reporting and analysis.

“Serials Solutions recognizes that aligning these businesses creates a new opportunity to deliver complementary solutions to both companies’ customers,” says Jane Burke, General Manager of Serials Solutions, “Librarians, researchers and other serials information users can look forward to additional integration of Ulrich’s and Serials Solutions products in 2008 and beyond.”

For more information about the current options for integrating Ulrichsweb.com, Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System and Serials Solutions, email clients@serialssolutions.com or call 1-866-SERIALS.

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 access and management suite designed for libraries of all sizes. The Serials Solutions family of services includes 360 Link OpenURL link resolver, 360 Search federated search service, 360 Resource Manager e-resource management service, 360 MARC Update OPAC updating service, and AMS™ Access & Management Service. At the core of Serials Solutions technology is the industry-leading Serials Solutions 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

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.