13 June 2008 News Releases

Serials Solutions® Adds 500,000 eBooks to Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks

Serials Solutions today announced that it has added over 500,000 eBooks from more than twenty providers to Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks.

Serials Solutions today announced that it has added over 500,000 eBooks from more than twenty providers to Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase. KnowledgeWorks provides the foundation for Serials Solutions 360 by integrating reliable metadata with all of the Serials Solutions 360 e-resource access and management services.

Now patrons can search for and find eBook collections through 360 Core, 360 Link and 360 Search. Libraries can effectively manage eBooks with 360 Resource Manager. In mid-July, the 360 MARC Updates OPAC updating service will make the same eBooks collections available the OPAC.

“Because KnowledgeWorks is integrated with Serials Solutions 360, any new data we add becomes available in all of our services. Not only that, but the Web-based nature of Serials Solutions’ software means that all of our subscribers can immediately access and benefit from updates,” says Nicole Pelsinsky, Product Manager at Serials Solutions. “Now, librarians can better manage all of their e-resources - e-journals, eBooks, and more - in one place using one set of integrated solutions.”

The professional librarians at Serials Solutions work closely with content providers to develop and maintain an accurate and up-to-date knowledgebase. Serials Solutions’ librarians correct missing and erroneous data received from content providers and then normalize titles across vendors to create authority sources. This higher quality data provides search results, better MARC Records, better connections, and more accurate subscription management and analysis.

Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks is the most accurate and comprehensive knowledgebase, and is the only knowledgebase that provides integration for a complete e-resource access and management solutions. As of May 2008 KnowledgeWorks included over 7,000 databases, 125,000 unique titles, 500,000 eBooks, and 1,500,000 Authority MARC records.

About Serials Solutions

Founded by a librarian for librarians in 2000, 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 Ulrichsweb.com™ and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™ worldwide, and represents the AquaBrowser Library® discovery layer user 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.

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.