OpenURL and Metasearch Sponsors

NISO Thanks These Generous Member Sponsors:

Auto-Graphics, Inc.

Auto-Graphics provides resource sharing and portal software services to clients who create, manage, publish and access information using the Internet. Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics has played a leading role in translating the rapid developments in computer and data processing technology into advanced products and services used by more than 10,000 libraries in North America.

Endeavor Information Systems. Inc.

Endeavor provides complete solutions for accessing, searching and linking. Voyager is the most robust integrated library management system with full-featured functionality. An end-to-end digital framework, ENCompass provides linking, federated searching, and digital collection management.  LinkFinderPlus bridges the gap between citations and the online full-text, providing maximum usage of journal subscriptions. 


Ex Libris, the co-creator of the OpenURL, is a worldwide leader in the development of high-performance applications for libraries and information centers. The Ex Libris suite of products includes ALEPH, an integrated library solution; MetaLib, The Library Portal; DigiTool, a Digital Asset Management System and SFX, the original link server.

H.W. Wilson Company

Serving information professionals for over a century, H.W. Wilson is dedicated to providing the highest-quality references.  Via WilsonWeb, more than 50 Wilson databases meet research needs in libraries around the globe, including such acclaimed sources as Biography Reference Bank, Wilson OmniFile, Readers' Guide and others. For more information visit

Index Data

Index Data is a consulting company specializing in helping companies and organizations share structured information in the best possible way. We are among the leading experts in the world on managing and searching metadata using the Z39.50 protocol as well as providing advanced portal solutions.

MuseGlobal, Inc.

The mission of MuseGlobal is to optimize productivity by enabling the discovery, integration, and delivery of information from disparate systems.MuseGlobal's breakthrough MuseSearch solution is based on the most advanced metasearch architecture and features OpenURL support. Many leading information management software providers feature MuseSearch as underpinning technology for their products and services.

OCLC, Inc.

OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization.  More than 45,000 libraries in 84 countries use OCLC services to manage their collections and provide reference services.  OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, among the most consulted databases in higher education. Learn more at

Openly Informatics, Inc.

Openly Informatics, Inc., is the world's leading provider of OEM linking software and services. Openly Informatics software and data can be found hidden inside solutions developed and marketed by the world's leading Integrated Library System Vendors and Information Aggregators. 1Cate is Openly's standards-based localized linking server that directs users to a library's "appropriate copy".

SIRSI Corporation

Sirsi provides software and services that assist libraries in breaking down walls, promoting learning and opportunity for diverse user communities. Sirsi's products and services includes the iBistro and iLink e-Library solutions, the Hyperion Digital Media Archive, Sirsi Rooms TM Context Management Solutions (includes a fully compliant OpenURL Resolver) and Sirsi SingleSearch, a Metasearch system.

The Library Corporation

For almost thirty years TLC has revolutionized library products, meeting its promise to libraries to provide them with Solutions That Deliver. TLC's groundbreaking products include the pioneering cataloging system, BiblioFile and two powerful automation systems, Library·Solution and CARL·Solution. TLC is committed to providing an outstanding and unexpected level of service to libraries everyday.


WebFeat is the original federated search engine, used by over 1,000 leading academic, public, corporate, and government libraries, including over half of the top 10 US public libraries. Additional products offered by WebFeat include the WebFeat Usage Tracker and the WebFeat Authentication Manager. WebFeat supports all major federated search standards, as well as OpenURL.

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