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Endeavor Teams with Openly Informatics, Deploys Systems. (Library Systems Today)

Magazine article Information Today

Endeavor Teams with Openly Informatics, Deploys Systems. (Library Systems Today)

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Endeavor Information Systems has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Openly Informatics, Inc. to provide enhanced access to resources through Endeavor's LinkFinderPlus comprehensive linking system. Endeavor will extend current capabilities on linking humanities resources by licensing software and a database from Openly Informatics, a developer of hyperlinking solutions. Endeavor has also announced the adoption of its systems at three separate facilities.

Openly Informatics Partnership

JournalSeek, a knowledge database that facilitates links to over 7,700 electronic journals in the sciences and humanities, and Link. Openly (http://www.openly.com/link.openly). a system for generating links from bibliographic citation data, will be integrated into LinkFinderPlus. This combination of data, software, and XML-linking formulas offers more flexible linking capabilities and an expanded network of linking targets, thereby increasing access with less effort for libraries that employ LinkFinderPlus.

Available early this year, LinkFinderPlus provides comprehensive linking for all of the library's resources, regardless of the software or information vendor. LinkFinderPlus is available as a stand-alone product to work with any library system and is also available as a module of EN-Compass, Endeavor's system for managing, searching, and linking collections. LinkFinderPlus is based on OpenURL, the emerging linking standard. LinkFinderPlus already includes over 5,000 titles in the Knowledge Database.

By using open standards based on XML, Link.Openly enables the communication of information needed for linking to journals on the Internet. JournalSeek (http://www.openly.com/journalseek), developed by Openly Informatics, Inc. and Genamics, its New Zealand-based partner, allows libraries to easily link to electronic publications from diverse publishers. Providing information such as journal, ISSN, e-ISSN, text description, and hierarchical classification, JournalSeek covers publishers both large and small in the sciences and humanities.

Thomas Jefferson Foundation

The Jefferson Library of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation of Charlottesville, Virginia, has selected the Voyager integrated library management system and the Citation Server with LinkFinder electronic database searching and linking system.

The first free-standing library in the nation built in honor of a Founding Father, the Jefferson Library holds an extensive collection of materials related to the third president of the U. …

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