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Library Group Launches New Subscription Management Tool

The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries launched GOLD RUSH (http://grweb.coalliance.org), a new tool to help librarians manage subscriptions to electronic resources. It is available in three licensing options.
  • GOLD RUSH REPORTS features a report comparison and analysis package that permits real-time side-by-side comparisons of databases, electronic journals, and the content within database aggregations, whether owned by the library or not. It can help minimize content overlap and aid decision making. GOLD RUSH does not discard any metadata from publishers, aggregators, and indexing/abstracting services. It maintains titles that are available in both full text as well as just indexed.
  • GOLD RUSH BASIC adds a public interface for searching electronic journals to which the library subscribes, an online A-Z list, plus a serials subscription management package.
  • GOLD RUSH COMPLETE adds a fully-functional OpenURL Resolver. This linker is centrally maintained for subscribing libraries and uses the staff interface of GOLD RUSH BASIC to add or delete holdings.
GOLD RUSH currently has title lists from over 500 sources representing over 55,000 different serial titles. Later in 2003, the product will allow a library to load a list of serials from a local OPAC into GOLD RUSH. In the meantime, the GOLD RUSH Linker (link resolver) can send the patron back to a local catalog or union catalog for easy look-ups of local print holdings or cataloged items.

Source: Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries


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