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Agreement Provides Ease of Access to Comprehensive Source of Chinese Science, Technology, and Medicine Research Materials

SEATTLE – July 20, 2011 – Serials Solutions®, a business unit of ProQuest® LLC, today announced it has signed an agreement with Oriprobe Information Services, Inc. to enable the discovery of its China/Asia on Demand (CAOD) content from the Summon™ web-scale discovery service. With the inclusion of CAOD, researchers now will be able to discover materials from a comprehensive collection of Chinese science, technology and medicine serials and information for their research projects.

Through this agreement with Oriprobe, Serials Solutions is able to help users discover yet another diverse and sought-after source of information. Boasting more than 36 million journal articles, CAOD features a vast collection of reliable information spanning Chinese arts and humanities, medical and scientific research, and business information. While the most of the journals available are published in China, many researchers rely on CAOD as a valuable resource for information published across all of Asia.

 “The Summon service continues to resonate with libraries around the world because of Serials Solutions’ dedication to enabling the discovery of invaluable information in an easy, intuitive manner, which is beneficial for both users and librarians,” said Mike Buschman, director of product management for the Summon™ service at Serials Solutions. “CAOD’s content is valued by researchers and libraries, and we are delighted with this agreement to offer Summon users with even more authoritative content for their research.”

Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Oriprobe is the leading supplier of China/Asia information solutions and China electronic resources based in North America. Oriprobe offers customized information platforms, China digital resources collections and quality services of information retrieval from China specifically and Asia in general. With years of information management experience, Oriprobe offers a wide array of electronic resources covering journals, policies and laws, Chinese companies and products, institutions, newspapers, dissertations, conference proceedings, patents, standards and much more.

The agreement with Oriprobe is the latest content announcement from Serials Solutions, and underscores the company’s ongoing commitment to make the Summon™ service the most easy-to-use and comprehensive discovery tool for researchers around the world. Currently, the Summon™ service allows researchers to search full-text content from more than 7,000 providers and contains more than 750 million records. First introduced to the industry in July 2009, the Summon™ web-scale discovery service provides proven value to more than 250 libraries worldwide, many of whom are seeing a substantial increase in the use of their library’s collections.

Recognized as the Best Enterprise Search Solution at the 2011 CODiE Awards by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the Summon™ service offers the most compelling user experience by providing an easy and open discovery experience. With a single unified index, the Summon™ service provides instant access to the breadth of authoritative content that is the hallmark of great libraries.

About Serials Solutions 

Serials Solutions® is the global leader in essential discovery and e-resource management solutions which are powered by a comprehensive knowledgebase. Its popular suite of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions helps improve access to and use of collections, eases librarian workloads, and ultimately reduces operating costs. Solutions include: the world-class Summon™ web-scale discovery service, providing instant access to the full breadth of the library’s collection through a single search; the AquaBrowser® discovery layer, making navigation more accessible; 360 services, the only integrated e-resource access and management solution; KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase and foundation for Serials Solutions® 360; and Ulrich’s™ services, the world’s most authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information for serials and the most comprehensive source of print and electronic serials data available. Headquartered in Seattle, Serials Solutions is a member of the ProQuest® family of companies. 

20 July 2011

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