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Expanded status enables Serials Solutions to provide the library community with a source of new and enhanced records.

March 31, 2010: Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest Information and Learning, announced today that its catalogers can “CONSER authenticate” non-CONSER records for distribution as new records. Now a CONSER Affiliate member of the Library of Congress’ Serial Record Division with full permissions, Serials Solutions can improve the quality of CONSER records used worldwide and provide current clients of Serials Solutions 360 MARC Update service with new and enhanced records.

“The expanded scope of Serials Solutions work within the CONSER database provides a welcome new source of records and data that can be added to existing CONSER records. The benefits of this work extend to subscribers and clients of the variety of products that rely on CONSER records to update and maintain services,” commented Les Hawkins, CONSER Coordinator for the Library of Congress.

“We are thrilled to take this next step, building on our long-standing data accuracy commitment to the library industry,” commented Maria Stanton, Serials Solutions’ Director of Electronic Content Management. “We are proud to be a CONSER member and we’ll continue to deliver accurate serials data and improved access for libraries worldwide.”

Serials Solutions CONSER membership started in 2006 with maintenance of CONSER records. In the past year Serials Solutions role expanded to include the contribution of new records to the CONSER database. Serials Solutions also joined the Name Authority Cooperative Program of the PCC (NACO), enabling Serials Solutions catalogers to create new name authority records.

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 recently introduced the Summon™ web-scale discovery service, a revolutionary tool that provides instant access to the full breadth of the library’s collection through a single search.

Serials Solutions also is the exclusive source for™ and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™ worldwide, and represents the AquaBrowser® Discovery Layer in the academic market in North America and Australia. The WebFeat® federated search service is also part of 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.

About ProQuest

ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning.  A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as CSA™, UMI®, Chadwyck-Healey™, SIRS®, and eLibrary®.  With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich’s™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker® part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience. 

More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others.  Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.

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31 March 2010

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