10 January 2008 News Releases

Introducing Serials Solutions® 360 Core Basic E-Resource Access and Management Service

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest Company, today introduced the new Serials Solutions® 360 Core brand, formerly marketed as AMS™.

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest Company, today introduced the new Serials Solutions® 360 Core brand. Formerly marketed as AMS™, 360 Core is an integral part of the Serials Solutions® 360 family of e-resource access and management services, and is the basic e-journal access and management service offered both as a standalone product and included with all other 360 services.

“When Serials Solutions introduced the “AMS” brand a few years ago, our goal was to emphasize that we offered more than an A-to-Z title list. AMS and the Serials Solutions knowledgebase became the core for all future development and enabled us to deliver the integrated 360 solution we offer today. The 360 Core brand replaces AMS to recognize the contribution this service provides to the 360 solution,” says Jane Burke, General Maanger at Serials Solutions. 360 Core includes Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks, continues to provide basic access and management services, and is the core service provided with all 360 services.

360 Core provides a solid foundation on which libraries can build an e-resource collection and offer patrons a single point of entry to all e-journals. Through the A-to-Z Title List, E-Journal Portal, and Journal Linker, 360 Core directs patrons to electronic resources. Powerful title searching and subject browsing features provide a variety of options for access, all from Web pages that are branded to match the look and feel of the library’s Web site.

360 Core delivers accurate and consistent results because it is powered by the industry-leading Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase. Serials Solutions’ unique data collection and standardization process delivers the most accurate holdings data and best available URLs.

Using the Web-based tools offered in 360 Core, it is easy for libraries to add journals to local collections, evaluate holdings, and reduce acquisition costs. The Overlap Analysis tool helps quickly identify duplicated journals and do “what-if” scenarios prior to purchasing resources. The E-Catalog enables browsing of journal and database information throughout the KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase. Using 360 Core, libraries can also obtain detailed usage statistics to identify which databases and journals patrons use most.


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 2000 clients worldwide, Serials Solutions is the premier vendor of e-resource access and management services (ERAMS), providing a complete and integrated access and management solution for libraries of all sizes and types. The Serials Solutions family of services includes 360 Core, 360 Link, 360 Search, 360 MARC Updates, 360 Resource Manager, and the new 360 Counter e-resource assessment service. The foundation of Serials Solutions technology is Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase. Serials Solutions is also the exclusive source for Ulrichsweb.com and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System. 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. For more information, please visit www.serialssolutions.com or call 1-866-SERIALS.

About ProQuest

ProQuest was formed by the merger in 2007 of two leading and historic information technology firms: ProQuest Information and Learning and CSA. The company now 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’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. Through the expertise of its business units, Serials Solutions and COS, ProQuest provides technological tools that allow researchers and libraries to better manage and use their information resources. Web: www.csa.com, www.proquest.com