09 December 2010 News Releases

Serials Solutions announces industry's first hosted proxy service: 360 Access Control

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, today announced the availability of the industry’s first hosted proxy service, 360 Access Control.

SEATTLE – Dec. 9, 2010 – Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, today announced the availability of the industry’s first hosted proxy service, 360 Access Control. 360 Access Control is the industry’s first Software as a Service (SaaS) proxy solution that will help librarians streamline the management of their e-resource collections, as well as improve patron access to those collections with a single sign-on.

Many librarians need the single sign-on offered by proxy services, which allow users to quickly access e-resources from all content providers without having to sign in repeatedly to access specific information. However, at the same time, librarians also want an easy-to-manage solution that is integrated with their data management workflow. With a hosted solution like 360 Access Control, librarians can take advantage of all the patron benefits of a proxy service and gain the benefits of automated administration capabilities.

“With the unified administration offered through the Serials Solutions Client Center, the management of database tracking and associated patron access control is streamlined,” said Tim Fujita-Yuhas, senior product manager with Serials Solutions. “Librarians no longer need to worry about configuring or troubleshooting services separately.”

Another key aspect of 360 Access Control is its integration with Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks, the company’s comprehensive knowledgebase for its 360 family of services. KnowledgeWorks is populated with the most accurate metadata available from content providers around the world, an essential ingredient for reliable searching, linking and access.

“For librarians who don’t want to implement and manage a proxy service, 360 Access Control is the perfect solution,” said Fujita-Yuhas. “It is simple enough for the non-technical librarian to manage. Yet, at the same time, it brings valuable benefits by providing simple administration, integrated management of databases and their access, and a greatly improved user experience.”

For pricing information for 360 Access Control, please e-mail info@serialssolutions.com. To learn more about Serials Solutions’ hosted proxy service, download the datasheet or register to attend an informational webinar on December 14.

About Serials Solutions

Serials Solutions® is the global leader in E-Resource Access and Management Services (ERAMS) that serves more than 3,000 libraries worldwide. Our comprehensive suite of hosted discovery and management services helps improve access to and use of collections, eases librarian workloads and ultimately reduces operating costs. Solutions include: the Summon™ web-scale discovery service, a world-class solution that provides instant access to the full breadth of the library’s collection through a single search; AquaBrowser®, a discovery layer that makes navigation more accessible; 360, the only integrated e-resource access and management solution; KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase and foundation for Serials Solutions 360; and Ulrich’s™, the world’s most authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information for serials and the most comprehensive source of print and electronic serials data available.

Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest LLC.