22 December 2008 News Releases

Introducing the New Serials Solutions® 360 Resource Manager Consortium Edition

Serials Solutions today announced the release of Serials Solutions® 360 Resource Manager Consortium Edition, a new e-resource management service for consortia, groups, and their member libraries.

Serials Solutions today announced the release of Serials Solutions® 360 Resource Manager Consortium Edition, a new e-resource management service for consortia, groups, and their member libraries. 360 Resource Manager Consortium Edition helps consortia managers increase efficiency by consolidating e-resource metadata and acquisition information in one place. Now consortia can manage holdings, subscription, licensing, contact, and cost information for their group and streamline delivery of information to all group members.

Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager Consortium Edition helps consortia to more easily and effectively manage e-resource selection, acquisition, and analysis, by consolidating subscription, licensing, and holdings data and organizing it in a way that makes sense for the group. Consortia managers can choose which data to share, and automatically push that data to their members, managing all member libraries from a single service. Libraries with multiple group memberships also can inherit data from more than one group at once. As result, more content can be made available to patrons for research, and their access and discovery tools work more effectively.

“Serials Solutions modeled 360 Resource Manager Consortium Edition after the way that consortium purchase resources,” says Jeff Aipperspach, Product Manager at Serials Solutions. “It’s easy for library groups to use and provides a tremendous savings of time, effort, and expense to group members. It truly proves the value of the consortia.”

The 360 Resource Manager Consortium Edition includes Serials Solutions® 360 Core and Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks. For more information call Serials Solutions at 1.866.SERIALS, send an email to 360@serialssolutions.com, or visit the Serials Solutions Web site.

About Serials Solutions

Founded in 2000 by a librarian for librarians, Serials Solutions is the global leader in E-Resource Access and Management Services (ERAMS) that serves more than 2,000 libraries of all sizes and types. Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase, is the foundation for Serials Solutions® 360, the only complete and integrated e-resource access and management solution.

Serials Solutions also is the exclusive source for Ulrichs™ Global Serials Intelligence and represents the AquaBrowser Library® unified discovery interface in the academic market in North America. The WebFeat® federated search service recently acquired by ProQuest soon will be incorporated into the Serials Solutions family of access and discovery services.

Serials Solutions provides fast implementation, easy customization, and outstanding value to libraries throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.serialssolutions.com or call 1-866-SERIALS. Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest LLC.

About ProQuest

ProQuest 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 the 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 pre-eminent dissertation collection, and various other scholarly collections. Users access the information through the ProQuest®  and CSA Illumina™ 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 www.proquest.com, www.proquest.co.uk, and www.csa.com.