17 May 2007 News Releases

Serials Solutions enhances resource discovery for medical libraries

2007 news release announcing Serials Solutions announcement of enhancements to medical resources within the company's knowledgebase, including the development of XML connections to PubMed and MD Consult for 360 Search federated search service and the addition of Evidence Matters as an OpenURL enabled source for 360 Link OpenURL link resolver.

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest CSA, has announced a series of enhancements to medical resources within the company’s knowledgebase. The improvements include the development of XML connections to PubMed and MD Consult for 360 Search federated search service and the addition of Evidence Matters as an OpenURL enabled source for 360 Link OpenURL link resolver. 

360 Link and 360 Search are a part of Serials Solutions 360, an integrated set of e-resource access and management services that enable libraries to optimize their electronic resources and improve their patrons’ research experiences.

“These most recent improvements highlight the variety of resources available to the medical community through Serials Solutions resource discovery tools,” says Steve DiStasio, Product Manager at Serials Solutions, “We are continually making efforts to improve the resources we have available and work with vendors to enable new connections.”

The upgrades to PubMed and MD Consult are part of Serials Solutions overall effort to improve connections and provide a greater number of accessible resources. Over the course of the year, Serials Solutions has improved the quality of linking to full-text resources via 360 Search by developing new enhanced XML gateways, among them MD Consult and PubMed.

Serials Solutions regularly acts as a resource to help vendors understand how they can enable OpenURL for their resources.  Evidence Matters, an evidence-based medical search engine, proactively contacted Serials Solutions to inquire about supporting OpenURL.

“It was easy to work with Serials Solutions and set up Evidence Matters as a referring source for 360 Link,” says Patricia Bejerman, Marketing Manager at Evidence Matters, “We’re glad to be able to support 360 Link users in the medical community with a new resource that provides quick access to therapy options for patients with a confirmed diagnosis.”

PubMed  and MD Consult are also available as referring sources for 360 Link, while MD Consult and PubMed Central are available as targets.


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).