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ISI and OCLC Announce Intent to Cooperate on Linking Resources

Magazine article Information Today

ISI and OCLC Announce Intent to Cooperate on Linking Resources

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The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and OCLC have announced that they have reached agreement to collaborate on building links between the bibliographic and abstract information available in the ISI Web of Science and the full-text publications hosted on the OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online (ECO) service. Currently, almost 2,000 individual journal titles are available from the ECO service.

In the first phase of this planned partnership between 151 and OCLC, Web of Science subscribers who also have ECO accounts will be able to link directly from the bibliographic record and abstract to the full text of journals from more than 40 publishers currently available through OCLC. Among those publishers are content providers such as Blackwell Science, Sage Publications, Oxford University Press, and the National Research Council. In the second phase of this collaboration, an institutional subscriber to one of the journals held on OCLC would be able to link directly from the references or citations published with a particular journal article to the citation record and related records as found in the Web of Science.

"To join with ISI in a cooperative effort such as this makes sense for OCLC's libraries and for the publishers who have signed with OCLC to offer electronic access to their full-text publications," said Connie Zuga, vice president of marketing, reference, and resource sharing, OCLC. …

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