Ingenta plc. has announced the first stage in a new initiative to simplify the process whereby libraries configure online access to their ejournals. Launched jointly with EBSCO, the new process is designed to reduce the workload for libraries and administrators. Subscription agents Kinokuniya and Harrosowitz are also using Ingenta's new system and Ingenta intends to roll out the service to other participating subscription agents over time.
Previously, libraries using www.ingenta.com to access their subscribed ejournals had to review the list of subscribed journals available at Ingenta and confirm their subscriptions to these titles one-by-one; this data was then validated against subscription files from the publisher. The new process removes this task. In future, libraries will have pre-configured access via Ingenta to all their subscribed ejournals, purchased through a subscription agent.
Ingenta manages and distributes published scientific, professional, and academic research via the Internet, and develops and maintains specialist Web sites for publishers, self-publishing societies, and libraries. For publishers of scientific, professional and academic periodicals, journals and reference works, Ingenta provides a suite of publisher services including data conversion, secure online hosting, access control and distribution services. For libraries and information professionals, Ingenta offers collection management and document delivery options.