Endeavor Information Systems has announced the development of ENCompass for Journals OnSite (EJOS), a system that is designed to provide a single point of access for the storage, searching, and browsing of locally-held journal content from multiple publishers. EJOS gives libraries the ability to load and store electronic journal content from a variety of publishers, and empowers users with a single point of access for searching and browsing across journal content from diverse publishers.
EJOS supports local storage of full-text journal content from more than 20 publishers and provides searching and collection management capabilities from Endeavor's ENCompass system for managing, searching, and linking collections. EJOS is the next generation system replacing the ScienceServer platform currently in place at institutions and consortia representing libraries worldwide.
EJOS provides local control of licensed journal content, enabling large research institutions or consortia to create a permanent repository for the archiving and preservation of electronic journal content. Locally hosted journals provide security and confidentiality for certain institutions, as well as new opportunities for customization and integration that other methods of journal access do not allow or support.
Endeavor's EJOS includes several specific features to accommodate large scale and unique needs. By converting journal metadata from different publishers into a standard format, EJOS enables libraries to store all owned electronic journal content in one location, providing easy access for users. Full text is stored in the format provided by the publisher, typically as portable document formats (PDFs). To accommodate content from so many publishers, EJOS is designed to host terabytes of data.