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Openly Announces 1Cate CrossRef Module


17 October 2001.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OPENLY ANNOUNCES 1Cate CrossRef Module

New software simplifies use of CrossRef in libraries

Bloomfield, New Jersey - October 17, 2001 - Openly Informatics, Inc. (http://nj.oclc.org/) today revealed a new tool that will simplify the use of the CrossRef linking system in CrossRef Affiliate Libraries.

CrossRef was conceived as a technology to transform the flow of information and ideas everywhere, by offering the scientific and scholarly community a milestone for online publishing -- a collaborative reference linking service -- through which a researcher can click on a reference citation in a journal and immediately access the cited article. CrossRef links are widely being adopted by publishers to enable reference linking. Although libraries have been eligible for affiliate membership in CrossRef for almost a year, 1Cate CrossRef Module is the first commercially available software designed to help integrate the CrossRef system into the library digital environment.

1Cate CrossRef Module lets a patron of an affiliate library retrieve links, manually or automatically, to over 3 million articles using bibliographic metadata, such as journal name, volume and page number.

"1Cate CrossRef Module, along with our other cutting edge software components, provides cross-platform, open-standards based technology for tomorrow's digital library -- today. Together with the CrossRef system, it's another step towards our goal of one click access to everything." said Openly's President, Eric Hellman.

"We are excited to have Openly Informatics as a CrossRef Affiliate, and we hope that they will help many more libraries take advantage of CrossRef linking."said Ed Pentz, Executive Director of CrossRef.

About Openly Informatics

Openly Informatics, Inc., is a leader in the development of hyperlinking solutions. 1Cate (1 Click Access To Everything!) (http://nj.oclc.org/1cate/), is Openly standards-based localized linking server that directs users to a library's "appropriate copy". Information on Openly Informatics, Inc. is available at Openly's web-site, http://nj.oclc.org/

For more information, contact:

Eric Hellman,PresidentOpenly Informatics, Inc1-973-509-7800nj-info@oclc.org

About CrossRef

CrossRef, (http://www.crossref.org/) which was established by scholarly publishers as an independent, non-profit membership entity in 1999, uses open standards. It is an official registration agency of the International DOI Foundation (IDF), and is the first full-scale implementation of the DOI system.

For more information, contact:

Amy Brand,Director of Business DevelopmentCrossRef781-359-2435; Fax: 781-221-8456abrand@crossref.org


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