Serials Solutions 360 MARC Updates Include NLM MARC records

May 25, 2007

Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest CSA, has announced that the company has expanded its cataloging reach with the addition of National Library of Medicine (NLM) MARC records to its knowledgebase. Serials Solutions will offer NLM records as a free enhancement to the Serials Solutions 360 MARC Updates service. NLM records are designed to enable patrons to search for medical eresources within their library’s OPAC using specialized medical terminology and vocabulary. Subscribing libraries will have the ability to choose from NLM records, CONSER records, and Serials Solutions Original Records, and rank them according to their preference.

Serials Solutions has also announced a series of enhancements to medical resources within the company’s knowledgebase. The improvements include the development of XML connections to PubMed and MD Consult for 360 Search federated search service and the addition of Evidence Matters as an OpenURL enabled source for 360 Link OpenURL link resolver. 360 Link and 360 Search are a part of Serials Solutions 360, an integrated set of eresource access and management services designed to enable libraries to optimize their electronic resources. PubMed and MD Consult are also available as referring sources for 360 Link, while MD Consult and PubMed Central are available as targets.