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Ingenta Announces Reference-Linking Agreements

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Ingenta Announces Reference-Linking Agreements

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ingenta, Inc., the global research gateway, has announced several agreements to link third-party references to full-text articles. ingenta will collaborate with Ex Libris on integrating ingenta's electronic journals service with Ex Libris's SFX context-sensitive linking software. ingenta also signed an agreement with Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) for links from its abstracting-and-indexing databases. The new linking agreements build on ingenta's existing relationships with SilverPlatter Information and numerous subscription agencies. ingenta has also announced that it has become a registered agent for CrossRef, the reference-linking agent for scientific and scholarly publishers.

Ex Libris, CSA

ingenta and Ex Libris announced that they intend to implement the SFX framework of open linking. By adopting the Open-URL standard, ingenta's library customers who host an SFX server will now be able to access a wider range of resources and services. This includes giving library customers additional points of access to their electronic journals subscriptions as well as the ability to control the appropriate copy of the article for their institution. It will also enable ingenta users to link, for example, from a record in an abstracting-and-indexing database to the electronic full text in ingenta--free to the desktop for subscribers or as a pay-per-view option for nonsubscribers. It offers publishers more traffic from subscribers and potential pay-per-view customers.

"ingenta offers single-point access to high-quality research content--over 11 million citations and full-text articles from 20,000 journals and publications," said Jenny Walker, of the Ex Libris Information Services Division. "This extensive collection will become the point for both the de livery of local service links as well as a resource for other external links. …

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