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Serials Solutions today announced that it has partnered with the Health Communication Network (HCN), Australia’s market leader in providing electronic health solutions, in a reseller agreement. The partnership facilitates the sale of Serials Solutions 360 e-resource access and management services and Ulrich’s Global Serials Intelligence services to Australian medical organizations.

HCN CEO John Frost says, “This partnership delivers a good opportunity for HCN’s customers in the health library sector to enjoy the significant benefits that the Serials Solutions technology offers. The partnership and products are complementary in all aspects.”

Adds David Sidebottom, Serials Solution Regional Sales Manager, “Serials Solutions is delighted to collaborate with HCN, which has a unique position in Australia serving the information needs of medical professionals. HCN clinician focused services complement the library focused services of Serials Solutions.”

Serials Solutions 360 services are completely integrated with Serials Solutions KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase, and with one another. The complete set of e-resource access and management services includes 360 Link OpenURL link resolver, 360 Search federated search service, 360 Resource Manager e-resource management service, 360 MARC Updates OPAC updating service, and 360 Counter e-resource. Ulrich’s Global Serials Intelligence services include Ulrichsweb for complete serials information and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System for robust serials assessment.

HCN will supply these Serials Solutions services to Australia’s medical community, including medical associations, hospitals, government health departments, and medical libraries, but excluding universities. The partnership offers advantage pricing to medical consortia and other groups.

“Serials Solutions is proud to provide the medical community with better e-resource access and management through HCN,” says Jane Burke, Serials Solutions General Manager. “We are committed to helping further medical research and development by providing a strong foundation for libraries. We hope to create many lasting relationships as a result of this partnership.”

To learn more about Serials Solutions services and relationship with HCN, contact Tania Taylor, National Marketing Manager of HCN at 02 9906 6633 or David Sidebottom, Serials Solutions Regional Sales Manager, at 04 4877 1130.

About HCN

HCN focuses on improving patient outcomes by providing evidence based software tools to health care professionals at the point of care. HCN is the national leader in providing state based health departments, health libraries and over 80% of Australia’s major hospitals with comprehensive collections of reputable online decision support.

About Serials Solutions

Founded by a librarian for librarians in 2000, Serials Solutions is the global leader in e-resource access and management services (ERAMS) that serves more than 2,000 libraries of all sizes and types. Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase, is the foundation for Serials Solutions® 360, the only complete and integrated e-resource access and management solution.

Serials Solutions also is the exclusive source for™ and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™ worldwide, and represents the AquaBrowser Library® discovery layer user interface in the academic market in North America. The WebFeat® federated search service recently acquired by ProQuest soon will be incorporated into the Serials Solutions family of access and discovery services.

Serials Solutions provides fast implementation, easy customization, and outstanding value to libraries throughout the world.

Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest LLC.

25 August 2008

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