07 October 2009 News Releases

Serials Solutions Announces New SFX®-Format KnowledgeWorks Report Feature

Serials Solutions today announced the release of a new feature that enables SFX® customers to take advantage of the authoritative e-resource metadata in the Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase.

Serials Solutions today announced the release of a new feature that enables SFX® customers to take advantage of the authoritative e-resource metadata in the Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase. The SFX-Format KnowledgeWorks Report now is available with a subscription to Serials Solutions® 360 Resource Manager, the premier e-resource manager service.

The new SFX-Format KnowledgeWorks reports enables libraries that use the SFX link resolver to populate the SFX knowledgebase using data from the proven and authoritative Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks. Using this report, holdings and subscription data controlled in 360 Resource Manager can quickly and easily be shared with librarians and patrons through SFX. Therefore, SFX link resolver customers can save time and get more value for their libraries.

“For some time now, our users have been asking us for the ability to update the SFX knowledgebase with data from our KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase,” says Jeff Aipperspach, Senior Product Manager at Serials Solutions. “We partnered with several key customers to develop this feature to meet their needs for better data and time savings.”

The authoritative data from the KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase is the core of all Serials Solutions 360 services and provides a solid foundation for accurate and reliable e-resource access, management, and assessment. KnowledgeWorks makes it easy to maintain e-journals, eBooks, and local holdings. SFX users can save hundreds of hours each year by using this data to update the SFX knowledgebase directly through the SFX data loader.

The SFX-Format KnowledgeWorks Report is available 24/7 and enables librarians to select single, multiple, or all tracked databases, and flexibly report on selected fields. Libraries are able to leverage this data to optimize their investments in SFX-based applications, all while receiving superior customer service and support from Serials Solutions.

The SFX-Format reporting enhancement is provided at no additional cost to 360 Resource Manager subscribers.

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™ web-scale discovery service, a revolutionary 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 Ulrichsweb.com™ and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™ worldwide, and represents the AquaBrowser® Discovery Layer in the academic market in North America and Australia. 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.