02 July 2009 News Releases

New and Improved Serials Solutions® 360 Search Combines the Best of the World’s Leading Federated Search Services Into One Proven Solution

Serials Solutions is pleased to announce the December 2009 release of the new and improved Serials Solutions® 360 Search, which combines the best of 360 Search and WebFeat® into the single most powerful federated search solution available.

Serials Solutions is pleased to announce the December 2009 release of the new and improved Serials Solutions® 360 Search. This new service combines the best of 360 Search and WebFeat® into the single most powerful federated search solution available, and represents over ten years of development.

360 Search delivers accurate and stable connections to more than 5,000 resources using an advanced connection development framework. “Full-Text” and “Peer-Reviewed” filters help improve research experiences using a combination of data supplied by the Ulrich’s™ Global Serials Intelligence knowledgebase and the Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase. These search filters enable users to limit the results of queries to full-text or peer-reviewed sources more reliably than ever before.

The new Administration Console enables librarians to apply web-based branding and control configuration from any location. The new and improved 360 Search will continue to deliver the most powerful results handling, using intelligent results clustering and sorting options to empower the end user. 360 Search also will support new localized user interfaces for many European and Asian languages.

The new 360 Search supports consortia and groups by enabling centralized management of shared resources and interfaces. Consortia managers can push selective data to libraries, and make discreet adjustments at the member level. Consortium members benefit from the top-down and bottom-up sharing of resources.

360 Search integrates with any OpenURL link resolver, RefWorks, Blackboard, and AquaBrowser discovery layer to provide a seamless and comprehensive resource discovery experience. You also can embed 360 Search into your own applications and user interfaces using the open source XML API for 360 Search.

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 recently introduced the Summon™ unified discovery service, a revolutionary discovery tool that provides instant access to the full breadth of the library’s collection through a single search.


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.

Serials Solutions is a division of ProQuest LLC.

About ProQuest LLC

ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA™, UMI®, Chadwyck-Healey™, SIRS®, and eLibrary®. With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich’s™, RefWorks®, COS™, and Dialog® brands now in the ProQuest family, the company continues to build on its legacy of responsive people in partnership with librarians.

ProQuest consistently seeks new ways to support researchers and quality research. More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered technology, ProQuest offers a depth and breadth of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment. For more information, visit www.proquest.com or the ProQuest parent company website, www.cambridgeinformationgroup.com.