07 January 2010 News Releases

Serials Solutions Partners with Springshare LibGuides

Serials Solutions and Springshare will provide the first ERAMS-based LibGuides integration, enabling common subscribers to create LibGuides A-to-Z lists.

Serials Solutions is pleased to announce its partnership with Springshare, the maker of LibGuides. Together, Serials Solutions and Springshare will provide the first ERAMS-based LibGuides integration, enabling common subscribers to create LibGuides A-to-Z lists powered by the authoritative e-resource data of Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase.

“Serials Solutions and Springshare are passionate about delivering compelling end user experiences,” says Marc Bertone, Head of Development at Springshare. “We’ve partnered with Serials Solutions through KnowledgeWorks to incorporate the most accurate and complete knowledgebase of electronic resources into the LibGuides experience.” Springshare now uses the KnowledgeWorks XML API to incorporate authoritative e-resource information into LibGuides so that librarians can share their resource data through a robust, Web 2.0 user interface. View a Flash video demonstration of the new KnowledgeWorks powered LibGuides.

“A LibGuide of KnowledgeWorks-tracked database titles provides an intuitive, centralized starting point for quick access to all the right resources,” says Leslie Lapham, Serials Solutions Product Manager for the KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase. “LibGuides are customizable, simple to set up, and connect patrons to resources wherever they are.” Serials Solutions and Springshare worked with beta partners at SUNY Westchester Community College, Grand Valley State University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Mississippi State University to test the integration of KnowledgeWorks data into LibGuides.

Says Bobby Goff, Web Service Specialist at Mississippi State University Libraries, “We value KnowledgeWorks because of its proven authoritative data. Using KnowledgeWorks with LibGuides means that we are presenting the best e-resource information to library users. This integration makes creating and maintaining A-to-Z lists in LibGuides a snap.” LibGuides customers also benefit from the Serials Solutions Knowledgeworks Certified publisher certification program, which ensures that users are receiving the best possible information.

The minimum requirement to enable this feature is a subscription to LibGuides and Serials Solutions® 360 services or the Summon service, which include the KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase. There is no additional charge for integrating KnowledgeWorks data with LibGuides.

Existing customers of both Serials Solutions services and Springshare LibGuides can enable this free service by contacting Springshare at support@springshare.com.

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 is also part of 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 creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning.  A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as CSA™, UMI®, Chadwyck-Healey™, SIRS®, and eLibrary®.  With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich’s™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog®, and now Bowker® part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience. 

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 discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages 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 their 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.

About Springshare

Springshare, Inc. develops dynamic and engaging web 2.0 applications for libraries and educational institutions. With a focus on technical innovation and unparalleled customer service, Springshare has quickly become a premier library web-technology vendor. The company’s flagship application, LibGuides, is used by over 2 million students at 1000+ libraries in more than 20 countries around the world. For more information about Springshare please visit http://springshare.com.