19 May 2009 News Releases

Serials Solutions Announces New XML Federated Search Connection to Infobase eBooks

With the new connection, subscribers to the Serials Solutions® 360 Search federated search service will soon be able to provide access to more than 2,000 current and back-listed Infobase titles.

Serials Solutions today announced that it is building a new XML federated search connection to Infobase eBooks, which span a wide range of core, curriculum-oriented subject areas from history, science and literature to geography, social issues, the arts, biographies, and beyond. With the new connection, subscribers to the Serials Solutions® 360 Search federated search service will soon be able to provide access to more than 2,000 current and backlist Infobase titles from Facts On File, Ferguson Publishing, Chelsea House, Bloom’s Literary Criticism, and other sources.

Built with an XML framework, the Infobase eBooks connection will allow users the fastest and most stable access to content using the newest technology.

“More forward-thinking content providers are moving to this content standard,” says Wendy Collins, Infobase Vice President of Digital Strategy. “We want to provide the best access to the best content, and we like that Serials Solutions understands that. We work with them because we approve of how they manage our content within the Serials Solutions services.”

Infobase was recently certified through the Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks Certified program for content providers, but has partnered with Serials Solutions since long before the program’s inception.

“Whenever they build a newer, or better connection, they inform us of it,” says Stephen DiStasio, Senior Product Manager for Serials Solutions 360 Search. “This is an important relationship for us to have with content providers. They understand that we want to be ready for our clients and offer them the fastest, most stable technology.”

The new Infobase connection will be available free to 360 Search subscribers. For more information on 360 Search or the other Serials Solutions services, visit www.serialssolutions.com, call 1-866-SERIALS or email 360@serialssolutions.com.

About Infobase Publishing

Infobase Publishing is one of America’s leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. The company publishes books, online databases, videos, and digital products under such well-known names as Facts On File, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Chelsea House, Bloom’s Literary Criticism, and Ferguson Publishing. Infobase Publishing’s headquarters are in New York City.

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. For more information, please visit www.serialssolutions.com or call 1-866-SERIALS. 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 http://www.proquest.com or the ProQuest parent company website, http://www.cambridgeinformationgroup.com.