24 November 2008 News Releases

Serials Solutions® 360 Core Now Includes New Overlap Analysis Data Export Feature

Serials Solutions today announced a new Data Export feature for Overlap Analysis using Serials Solutions® 360 Core. 360 Core is the foundation for Serials Solutions 360 e-resource access and management services.

Serials Solutions today announced a new Data Export feature for Overlap Analysis using Serials Solutions® 360 Core. 360 Core is the foundation for Serials Solutions 360 e-resource access and management services. Overlap Analysis export allows libraries to download summary and results sets of analyzed data to use for library-specific queries and comparisons.

The Serials Solutions 360 Core Overlap Analysis tool enables libraries to quickly identify duplicate resources in the current collection and perform value-analysis prior to purchasing new resources. Libraries can run reports on each database in the collection, drill down to the journal level, or evaluate the library’s collection in aggregate. Now, using the Overlap Analysis Data Export feature, libraries can download these reports from 360 Core to use in other applications.

“Being able to export Overlap Analysis reports really helps libraries manage their resources on a granular level to make the best collection development decisions for both electronic and print resources,” says Jeff Aipperspach, Product Manager at Serials Solutions. “Understanding which resources are duplicates can save libraries money.”

Overlap Analysis is an integral feature of Serials Solutions 360 Core e-resource access and management service. Serials Solutions 360 Core is offered as a standalone service and included with all subscriptions to other Serials Solutions 360 services. For more information about 360 Core Overlap Analysis or other Serials Solutions services, email 360@serialssolutions.com or call 1-866-SERIALS.

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.