09 November 2010 News Releases

The Netherlands’ Fontys University Library Embraces Discovery and Management Services from Serials Solutions

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, announced today that Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands has adopted Serials Solutions Summon™ web-scale discovery service, along with 360 Link open URL resolver and 360 Resource Manager.

Nov. 10, 2010 – SEATTLE – Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, announced today that Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands has adopted Serials Solutions Summon™ web-scale discovery service, along with 360 Link open URL resolver and 360 Resource Manager for e-resource management.

“We are very excited about Serials Solutions’ services,” said Sonja Nieuwenhuis, Fontys University’s library director. “The Summon service and 360 Link will provide our users with a simple and easy way to discover and access the material in our collection – while 360 Resource Manager will provide Fontys’ librarians with essential management capabilities. Our librarians will now have ability to more effortlessly track and manage our library’s digital collection, which is critically important to us.”

The Summon™ service was selected by Fontys’ library because it is easy to use, and provides students with a single-search box to access the library’s vast breadth of resources, no matter where they are physically located. In addition, with the integration of 360 Link, users will have easy access to the full-text items contained within Fontys’ library’s databases and e-resources.

“We’re extremely pleased that Fontys University of Applied Sciences has chosen to implement our discovery and management services,” said Michael Gersch, senior vice president and general manager, Serials Solutions. “A thought leader among universities and colleges in the Netherlands, Fontys has taken a significant step in dynamically managing its resources and making its collection more accessible. With our Summon service and our family of 360 services, we are committed to making Fontys’ library a better place for the patrons who use it, as well as for the library and IT staff.”

About Fontys Hogescholen / Fontys University of Applied Sciences

With more than 38,000 students, Fontys is one of the largest universities in the Netherlands. For all students and staff the Fontys Library provides on- and offline information- and media services from 15 library locations and one digital branch, fontysmediatheek.nl.

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 3,000 libraries of all sizes and types. Serials Solutions’ comprehensive suite of discovery tools and management services helps improve access to and use of collections, eases librarian workloads and ultimately reduces operating costs. Solutions include: 360, the only complete and integrated e-resource access and management solution; KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase and foundation for Serials Solutions 360; 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; AquaBrowser®, a discovery layer that makes navigation more accessible; and most recently the Summon™ web-scale discovery service, a world-class tool that provides instant access to the full breadth of the library’s collection through a single search.

Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest LLC.