06 December 2006 News Releases

Serials Solutions Offers New Custom Links for Article Linker

Serials Solutions Offers New Custom Links for Article Linker

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest Information and Learning, has announced the addition of two new customizable features to its OpenURL link resolver, Article Linker: one-touch export to Refworks and “Find in Print” using WorldCat. Both are available as links that can be easily added to Article Linker’s results page.

Serials Solutions’ Article Linker provides patrons with the best path from citations and references to full-text articles wherever they are available in a library’s collection. The straightforward interface delivers fast and easy access to full-text articles from 57,000 unique journal titles in more than 750 databases. Article Linker custom links give libraries additional options to guide their patrons to other full text resources when Article Linker cannot access a particular full text article. By placing library-defined conditions on these custom links, the library can control their patron’s experience, leading them to full-text alternatives in the order they deem appropriate. For example, a library may choose to display a link to “Find in Print” with WorldCat only if no online or on-site full-text records are found.

"Article Linker’s custom links provide librarians with easy access to a wide variety of high-quality research resources and tools,” says JR Jenkins, Group Product Manager at Serials Solutions. “Libraries can place these links within Article Linker’s results to direct patrons to ILL forms, web search engines, the OPAC, and other useful reference pages. Adding the functionality of WorldCat and Refworks further enhances the ease of data discovery and documentation of citations through Article Linker."

By activating one-touch export to Refworks, Article Linker customers enable simple transfer of citation data from Article Linker to Refworks, an Internet-based bibliographic citation manager. Article Linker joins seamlessly with the Refworks interface to give users quick entry to easy citation storage and management.

“The ability to export to RefWorks completes the circle by making it easy for our users to save references,” says Virginia Kinman, Electronic Resources Librarian for Greenwood Library at Longwood University, and one of Article Linker’s 572 subscribers. “It’s a great feature and so easy to set up. I emailed support and asked to have a custom link configured. It was up and running within 24 hours!”

Serials Solutions guarantees a steady flow of updates featuring the most sought-after features and functionality across all Serials Solutions products. The SaaS (Software as a Service) model and hosted products mean that updates are distributed automatically to Serials Solutions customers without any local installations.

About Serials Solutions

Serials Solutions, part of ProQuest Information and Learning, is the industry leader providing complete e-resource access and management solutions to over 1700 libraries worldwide. Founded by a librarian for librarians, Serials Solutions helps librarians and patrons find and use electronic content through its Access & Management Suite (AMS), Full MARC Records service for e-journals, Article Linker - Serials Solutions’ comprehensive OpenURL link resolver, Central Search - a powerful federated search engine, and ERMS - a lifecycle manager for electronic subscriptions. For more information, please visit www.serialssolutions.com or call 1-866-SERIALS.

About ProQuest Information and Learning

ProQuest Information and Learning, a division of ProQuest Company, is a world leader in collecting, organizing, and publishing information worldwide for researchers, faculty, and students in libraries and schools. Known widely for its strength in business and economics, general reference, genealogy, humanities, social sciences, and STM content, the company develops premium databases comprising periodicals, newspapers, dissertations, out-of-print books, and other scholarly information from more than 9,000 publishers worldwide. Users access the information through the ProQuest® Web-based online information system, Chadwyck-Healey™  electronic and microform resources, UMI® microform and print reference products, eLibrary®, SIRS® and Serials Solutions resource management resources. For more information about ProQuest Information and Learning, visit www.il.proquest.com.