27 May 2008 News Releases

MetaPress® Designated KnowledgeWorks Certified by Serials Solutions®

MetaPress® is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks Certification Program, one of only 13 organizations around the globe to earn this designation.

MetaPress® is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks Certification Program. One of only 13 organizations around the globe to earn this designation, MetaPress is now considered a KnowledgeWorks Certified content partner and, as such, has pledged to work with Serials Solutions to supply quality bibliographic metadata to customers via the Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks knowledgebase. The KnowledgeWorks Certified designation assures that MetaPress’ journal metadata is represented as accurately and up-to-date as possible in the Serials Solutions knowledgebase and data inquiries are resolved in the fastest manner possible.

Michael Margotta, director of sales and marketing at MetaPress, commented on the Company’s new KnowledgeWorks Certified status. He said, “As a core component of our service, MetaPress has always provided our publisher clients with content and metadata redistribution, as we believe that greater dissemination is the key to an effective online distribution strategy. In line with our service approach, Serials Solutions has wisely developed the KnowledgeWorks Certification Program to assure accurate publication information and access to consumer institutions. We are proud to participate in this program, enabling smooth access for institutions via Serials Solutions.”

As a KnowledgeWorks Certified content partner, MetaPress is able to provide title-level metadata to Serials Solutions on an ongoing basis. It also has access to the Serials Solutions Client Center, which it uses to verify the metadata in the Serials Solutions knowledgebase.

[ Serials Solutions Note: KnowledgeWorks Certified is a new publisher certification program from Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest. The KnowledgeWorks Certification program helps Serials Solutions to maintain the highest quality bibliographic metadata for e-resources.]

About MetaPress

MetaPress serves publishers worldwide by hosting their e-content and making it accessible to an extensive audience who appreciates the high quality of client services that MetaPress provides. As a silent partner dedicated to supporting and enhancing the publisher’s brand in the marketplace, MetaPress has grown to become the world’s largest primary content host site. Services include content management, Web hosting, custom branded Web site development, and e-commerce support. MetaPress is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a diversified Company founded in 1944.

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 also is the exclusive source for Ulrichsweb.com™ and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™ worldwide, and represents the AquaBrowser Library® discovery layer user 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 business unit of ProQuest LLC.

About ProQuest

ProQuest provides seamless access to and navigation of more than 125 billion digital pages of the world’s scholarship, delivering it to the desktop and into the workflow of serious researchers in multiple fields, from arts, literature, and social science to science, technology, and medicine. ProQuest is part of the Cambridge Information Group.

ProQuest’s vast content pools are available to researchers through libraries of all types and include the world’s largest digital newspaper archive, periodical databases comprising the output of more than 9,000 titles and spanning more than 500 years, the pre-eminent dissertation collection, and various other scholarly collections. Users access the information through the ProQuest®  and CSA Illumina™ online information systems, Chadwyck-Healey™ electronic and microform resources, UMI® microform and print reference products, eLibrary® and SIRS® educational resources, Ulrich’s® Serials Analysis System, COS Scholar Universe, and Serials Solutions® resource management tools. Through the expertise of business units Serials Solutions and COS, ProQuest provides technological tools that allow researchers and libraries to better manage and use their information resources. For more information, visit www.proquest.com, www.proquest.co.uk, and www.csa.com.