SirsiDynix Partners with Serials Solutions; Offers Podcasts for Libraries

Apr 28, 2006

SirsiDynix, a provider of strategic technology solutions for libraries, has announced a worldwide technology agreement with Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest Information and Learning and a provider of eresource access and management services.

SirsiDynix will resell an integrated suite of Serials Solutions electronic resource management and discovery tools, including ERMS (Electronic Resource Management System) lifecycle manager for electronic subscriptions, Central Search federated search engine, Article Linker OpenURL link resolver, and Full MARC Records service.

The suite of products offers libraries capabilities because of its connection to an integrated and hosted electronic resource knowledge base that is updated daily. The suite is designed to ensure current resources for librarians and accurate answers for users. Also included with each Serials Solutions product is the AMS (Access & Management Suite) management service, featuring the original A-to-Z Title List. Central Search and Article Linker will be offered both standalone and integrated into SirsiDynix's suite of public access products.

SirsiDynix has also announced that the SirsiDynix Institute will offer podcasting as a means of sharing its Web seminars with library and information professionals. The SirsiDynix Institute is an ongoing forum for professional development in the library community, providing free access to speakers and events. SirsiDynix Institute podcasts are available for free download at the Web site and for free subscription at the iTunes Music Store. Each podcast runs approximately one hour and covers current topics of interest to librarians. Instructions can also be found at the Web site. In addition to being available in podcasts, SirsiDynix Institute Web seminars are also accessible online via Microsoft Live Meeting for interaction with presenters and access to visual aids. Past presentations are also available in the seminar archive.