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SilverPlatter Announces Product Additions, Upgrades

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SilverPlatter Announces Product Additions, Upgrades

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SilverPlatter Information, Inc. has announced the release of WebSPIRS 4.3 and the additions of ATLAS Full Text Plus and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature to its collection. The company has also announced upgrades to its WebSTATS statistics module for SilverPlatter Internet Service subscribers and to Information Science Abstracts Plus (ISAP), its worldwide library science and information database.

WebSPIRS 4.3

According to the announcement, the WebSPIRS 4.3 Web interface offers the same functionality and user interface of the previous versions of WebSPIRS with better performance, easier navigation, and fewer windows. Its new features include the following:

* The ability to run WebSPIRS in an independent, full-sized window, or, alternatively, in a standard browser window

* Use of the Enter button to initiate login, to search, and to move to the next page of displayed records

* Automatic positioning of the cursor in the data-entry box for all screens

* A filtering option by e-mail address for SDI accounts

* Customizing options for "Check Holdings" and "Order" buttons that can be displayed as text links at the bottom of the record. Text can be user-specified.

* Search hints and a tutorial link that are available upon first entering WebSPIRS

* A text link available at the bottom of the screen for navigating to the Full/ Complete Record display

* A configuration option to log out directly to your library's home page

* Full support of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, with the option to set default download extension to text

* Support for other authentication services using referring pages

ATLAS Full Text Plus

SilverPlatter will release ATLAS Full Text Plus, the 1949-to-the-present version of the ATLA Religion Database, with the addition of links from bibliographic records to the full text of cited articles. This new SilverPlatter offering enables users to view the complete content of articles from a growing list of religion journals.

American Theological Library Association (ATLA), publisher of the ATLA Religion Database, has already digitized 50 years of the 30 top journals in religion. ATLA will have articles available from a total of more than 50 important religion periodicals. Article images look exactly as they appear in print, and include all graphics and pictures from the print versions.

"This full-text offering is a natural extension of the ATLA Religion Database, one of our more popular humanities databases," said Bonnie Alpert, senior product manager at SilverPlatter. "Subscribers to ATLAS Full Text Plus do not need to subscribe to the individual journals in order to access the articles. Instead, a subscription to ATLAS Full Text Plus entitles subscribers to instantly access any available article by linking from the database citation.

RILM Database

According to the announcement, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is the premier international bibliographic database of music scholarship, covering all areas of music and interdisciplinary studies of music and various other fields. Produced by R6pertoire International de Litterature Musicale (RILM), it includes all significant writings on music in all types of media (books, periodicals, conference proceedings, electronic, etc.) produced worldwide in the last 30 years. It offers abstracts for the majority of citations before they are abstracted or indexed.

"The addition of this premier database nicely complements our growing Humanities collection," said Alpert. …

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