Presenting your holdings on the web:
trueserials.com offers a cost-effective way to let your patrons know exactly what e-journals they have access to through
your subscriptions, and you can integrate your print and microform holdings too!
A-Z Title List:
Trueserials.com provides a journal A-Z list that allows patrons to search by title, issn, provider, and subjects. Libraries can also opt to include both staff and user tagging.
OpenURL Link Resolver:
Getting your patrons to all the full text that you provide for them is the key to providing true comprehensive access to electronic resources. With the trueserials.com link resolver, your patrons are taken to full text from outside sources, such as databases, as well as integrating your holdings into Google Scholar. In addition, trueserials builds a citation lookup tool that you can put anywhere on your web site, providing one-stop discovery for your entire collection. The trueserials.com link resolver combines OpenURL version 1.0 syntax, DOI and ISSN citation enhancement, Z39.50 discovery of your ILS holdings, as well as integration with ILL systems and citation management tools.
Electronic Resource Discovery:
The highly customizable electronic resource A-Z list lets you create a dynamic list of all resources available to your patrons. You can include any resource that you wish to, as long as it may be accessed through a URL, allowing you to integrate access to databases you subscribe to, free databases, other useful web sites, and online library subject guides. You can add unlimited custom subject and resource type views of the resources available, and you can easily highlight specific recommended resources within a specific topic.
Quick Search Widgets:
The trueserials.com search widgets can go anywhere you need them to be on your website. We provide a customizable search widget html file that builds a tool to allow your patrons to enter whatever types of journal or electronic resources searches you choose to present. You can even offer pre-configured custom search links anywhere you choose on your website.
Trueserials.com integrates with Google Scholar’s Library Links program. Your on-campus patrons will see additional links in Google Scholar search results that link to your library's resources via the trueserials.com link resolver. Remote patrons can either authenticate through a proxied URL for Google Scholar, or set up Scholar Preferences to view your holdings links.
Keeping Track and Managing your Subscriptions
Organize Effectively and Efficiently:
You can handle it all using trueserial.com’s hosted electronic resources management platform!
Electronic Resource Management:
Use simple web-based menus to set up auto-renewal notification, track the status of your subscriptions, conduct and manage your subscription trials. You can also store your cost and payment records, your account details, your license terms and you can even store an electronic copy of your license! You can choose to present any or all of your detailed information to all patrons, or just staff in your online journal and electronic resource lists and you have the options to make certain fields editable from the web online lists. You can even store locally created files with each resource, so you provide in-house procedures and documentation that all authenticated staff can access by logging into the online maintenance platform.
Manage, Store and Present Statistics:
COUNTER compliant statistics can be downloaded and stored for any time period. Quickly view searches and sessions, cost-per-use and other preconfigured statistical reports. Compare usage data from multiple resources in a single report, for any time period, in custom queries that you set up. You can query and view your statistics in customizable views, and output query result data either in tab-delimited formats from the maintenance platform, so that you can further analyze or present it using standard database tools, such as Excel or Access, or you can format for easy viewing on the web by choosing html output. Coming soon: automated SUSHI compliant COUNTER statistic report harvesting!