December 9, 1999.
Bloomfield, New Jersey - December 9, 1999 - Openly Informatics, Inc. (http://nj.oclc.org) today announced a new linking service to start deployment by the end of the month.
LinkBaton is a free service which will allow linking to named resources such as books, journal articles, places, and companies. By putting LinkBaton's on web pages, providers of internet content can offer links that users can follow to their local libraries.
The first two LinkBaton services, to be deployed by the end of 1999, will offer linking to Books and to Stocks. Book LinkBaton's will be forwarded to Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and FatBrain.com, according to user preferences. Stock LinkBatons will be forwarded to Yahoo Finance, CBS MarketWatch, Hoovers Online, Bloomberg, Datek Online, and Excite.com. Other services and linking to local libraries are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2000. LinkBaton services will be delivered using Openly's User Preference Engines sited at Globix Corporation's New York City Data Center.
"LinkBaton services enable the integration of premium information services into the world-wide-web," said Eric Hellman, President of Openly Informatics. "Libraries and publishers will now be able to work together to develop information "plug-ins" for their customers."
Openly Informatics, Inc., is a leader in the development of hyperlinking solutions for 21st Century Publishing. Its Link.Openly system offers publishers of e-journals mechanisms for linking out to and being linked from libraries, databases, and other publishers. Information on Openly Informatics, Inc. is available at Openly's web-site, http://nj.oclc.org/
Note to Editors: Link.Openly is a trademark of Openly Informatics, Inc., and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.
For more information, contact:
Eric Hellman,PresidentOpenly Informatics, Inc1email@example.com
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