Serials Solutions’ Releases Article Linker; Announces Search Agreement with LN; Adds Features to Article Linker

Dec 15, 2006


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Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest Information and Learning, has announced the latest release of its OpenURL link resolver, Article Linker. The update offers new customizations designed to simplify search navigation. Features include smaller, APA-style citations, customizable results formatting, a brandable 1-Click Helper Frame, and library-specific error pages. Serials Solutions' Article Linker provides patrons with a path from citations and references to full-text articles wherever they are available in a library's collection.

The interface delivers access to articles from 57,000 journal titles in more than 800 full-text databases. Article Linker offers customizable search and results pages, built for the preferences of each Serials Solutions customer. Serials Solutions' newest Article Linker release includes two additional options to streamline Article Linker's results page. An APA display format enables result citations to appear in a format that condenses the Article Linker results page to improve access to all available resources. Several of the labels in the new APA citation display format may be changed to library specification.

On the Article Linker results page, Serials Solutions also offers librarians the ability to choose the column order in which results data is displayed. Librarians can define what patrons see when they search by selecting and displaying the most important information first. The 1-Click Helper Window is displayed at the top of full-text articles reached via Article Linker's 1-Click, a feature designed to enable patrons to jump directly from a known-item search to the corresponding full-text article. The new Article Linker release is designed to facilitate unlimited branding and modifications to the 1-Click Window, including options for libraries to provide recognition for their services.

Serials Solutions has also announced that joint customers of Serials Solutions and LexisNexis U.S., will be able to search the LexisNexis Academic service through Central Search, Serials Solutions' federated search engine, via an XML gateway. Serials Solutions has enhanced Central Search with results clustering, which organizes search results into subject-based groupings.

Serials Solutions has also announced it has added two new customizable features to its OpenURL link resolver. Article Linker includes one-touch export to Refworks, which allows the transfer of library citations to Refworks citation management software. Article Linker also includes "Find in Print" using WorldCat, which locates print material for patrons when electronic content is unavailable. Both options can be added to Article Linker's results page as customizable links. "Find in Print" with WorldCat expands Article Linker's customizable options for accessing content outside the library's collection. "Find in Print" integrates into Article Linker using WorldCat's ability to display library print holdings that are close to the patron's location. Article Linker's newly enhanced one-touch export to Refworks enables the transfer of citation data from Article Linker to Refworks, an internet-based bibliographic citation manager. Article Linker joins with the Refworks interface to give users entry to citation storage and management.

(www.serialssolutions.com; www.il.proquest.com; www.lexisnexis.com)