Endeavor has announced the development of an XML gateway to the Scirus science-specific search engine through the ENCompass system for managing, searching and linking Web and journal collections. Through this XML gateway, ENCompass will be able to search and display results from Scirus, a free Internet search tool developed specifically for finding scientific information. Available in early 2004, the development between ENCompass and Scirus is expected to allow true interaction between Web and journal citations available through Scirus and the research capabilities of ENCompass. The XML gateway to Scirus is one of several XML gateways to content and resources now searchable through ENCompass. Designed to respond to the needs of scientists for focused overviews of relevant scientific information, Scirus is a free scientific search engine with a number of features that are designed to enable researchers to chart and pinpoint data, locate University sites, and find reports and articles.
Endeavor has also announced that Assumption College, Worcester, MA; the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, and four members of the Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization--St. John's University, Jamaica, NY; Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY; New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY and Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY--have selected Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service. The LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service offers libraries an OpenURL-enabled link resolver without the technical setup and maintenance of a locally-hosted solution. LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service is interoperable with integrated library management systems any digital management systems.
Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service is a hosted solution, eliminating the need to acquire and install computer hardware and software. Through Endeavor's relationships with Reed Elsevier, the LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service is implemented and maintained by the same professional hosting team that provides the technology and services for LexisNexis and ScienceDirect. Libraries are reassured when a well-focused and experienced team implements and upgrades their LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service. Customer Support for LinkFinderPlus Subscription Service is provided by Endeavor's team of Digital Library Customer Support professionals, based in Des Plaines, IL.