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Ingram DigitalSM Facilitates Content Discovery with OpenURL Technology
La Vergne, TN – July 9, 2009 Ingram DigitalSM, an Ingram Content Group company focused on solutions for digital content management, distribution and promotion, announces that MyiLibrary® has become a Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks Certified content provider. Library users can now easily access MyiLibrary e-book titles through Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks and 360 suite of products.
Libraries that subscribe to Serials Solutions and MyiLibrary are now able to access their content through Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks, a comprehensive collection of 2.4 million e-books and journal holdings from almost 1,100 providers. As a KnowledgeWorks provider, MyiLibrary provides a seamless way for library users to find and access titles in its database, by delivering high-quality metadata to Serials Solutions and enabling OpenURL Linking technology.
This enhancement follows the MyiLibrary 5.0 platform release, which separates library administration functions from the library user interface and includes improved user-friendly features and a new appearance.
“We are committed to an ongoing process of updating and enhancing our platform in response to customer demand and market developments to continually improve the user experience,” said Rich Rosy, vice president and general manager for Ingram Digital Institutional Solutions.
“Serials Solutions is excited to welcome MyiLibrary as a KnowledgeWorks Certified content partner,” says Jane Burke, Vice President of Serials Solutions. “Their commitment to providing quality resource data ensures that libraries and their patrons will be able to better access and manage the extensive resources of the MyiLibrary collection through Serials Solutions suite of services.”
OpenURL technology allows users to search from a wide variety of web search engines and library products and view search results (citations). Selecting a specific citation dynamically assesses the library’s resources by creating a link to the resource copy that the library owns. Users simply click on the newly created link to access the resource.
Historically, OpenURL has been associated with journals and periodicals. OpenURL vendors are now broadening this functionality to include e-books.
Ingram Content Group provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram is a leading wholesaler of trade books, spoken audio, magazines, and a leading provider of demand-driven printing and digital solutions for publishers. Ingram provides librarians and booksellers with immediate access to the largest selection of books and book-related products in the industry. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Digital, Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.talktoingram.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™ 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 Ulrichsweb.com™ and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™ worldwide, 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 business unit of ProQuest LLC.