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TDNet Announces TERMSóCore E-Resource Management System

TDNet, Inc. (www.tdnet.com) a provider of e-resource access and management services for libraries and information centers, announced the upcoming availability of a reasonably priced, core e-resource management system, TERMS, which integrates with the full suite of TDNet e-resource offerings. The first phase of TERMS (TDNet E-Resource Management System) is built on a knowledgebase of more than 390,000 e-resource titles and will include modules for recording bibliographic data, batch and individual updates, access and authorization information, acquisitions and subscription details, license terms and links, usage statistics, organization and contact data, and also support for evaluation, trials, and troubleshooting documentation. TERMS will also be offered as a stand-alone service from TDNet.

TDNet offers a full suite of customized e-resource management and access services to maximize the growing investment in electronic and other information resources while containing staff and administrative costs. These include the following:

  • Integrated "discovery-to-delivery" platform
  • Federated Search-TDNet's Searcher Analyzer
  • OpenURL Resolver-TDNet's TOUResolver
  • e-Resource portal
  • Table of Contents service-Access to a rolling 5-year archive
  • Document delivery
  • Administrative functionality
  • Copyright services-In partnership with the Copyright Clearance Center
  • Authentication and access management service-In partnership with the Eduserv Athens Access Management System

TDNet's outsourcing solutions are designed to be affordable and require little maintenance on the part of library staff. Many libraries and information centers benefit from being able to manage and present their electronic and print collections on a customized portal without the purchase of an expensive ILS. TERMS will be shown at the ALA Midwinter conference in Boston.

The company also recently announced the availability of TooLIP (Tool for Information Professionals), a Web 2.0 search portal designed especially for librarians and information professionals. Powered by TDNet's Searcher Analyzer federated search software, TooLIP allows the user to locate material in relevant Open Access blogs, discussion lists, ejournals, and search engines with a single search. Access to TooLIP is free of charge at http://toolip.tdnet.com.

Source: TDNet, Inc.



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