Scirus Library Partners Goes Live
Scirus, the most comprehensive, science-specific search engine on the web, today announced the launch of its Scirus Library Partners program. The new program enables the easy integration of the Scirus search engine with library link resolvers. As a result, librarians can optimize the usage of their holdings and provide researchers with faster access to full text articles.
The new program utilizes the OpenURL protocol, which standardizes the transfer of journal metadata. This enables search results in Scirus.com to be automatically cross-referenced with the library holdings of the institution at which researchers are working, resulting in the automatic display of links where the full-text is accessible.
With Scirus Library Partners, researchers and students will immediately be directed to full-text results if they can be accessed. Additionally, by making use of the link resolvers, librarians can integrate with Scirus in a few steps, without needing to upload library holdings specifically to Scirus.
The Scirus product technology team has designed the Scirus Library Partners program in order to make it as easy as possible for librarians and researchers to integrate with Scirus. In order to link their OpenURL resolver into a Scirus search results list, librarians simply visit
http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/librarypartners, supply a base URL and download a cookie script to distribute to their users.
“In creating Scirus Library Partners, we’ve striven to make the process easy for librarians to implement, as well as researchers and students to take advantage of,” said Joris van Rossum, head of Scirus. “Our goal is to make the process as seamless as possible, to allow librarians to focus on serving their students, and researchers to find and use the information they seek.”
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