Gold Rush® is a stand-alone electronic resource management system developed by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries to help libraries or consortia manage subscriptions to electronic resources and provide improved access to these resources for their patrons. Libraries may license Gold Rush as a complete system or they may license individual modules depending on local needs.
Gold Rush® Demos
Library Content Comparison System
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Features of Gold Rush®
Gold Rush® Decision Support (formerly Gold Rush® Reports) allows libraries to do content overlap between electronic resource packages from primary publishers, aggregators and indexing/abstracting services. Users can compare one-to-one or many-to-many in the same simple interface
Library Content Comparison System allows libraries to load their MARC records and compare them with other libraries.
Subscriptions Module allows libraries to create and track information about their library subscriptions for e-resources such as cost, terms and conditions and contacts. Libraries can easily customize templates with no programmer intervention to tailor the system to local needs.
OpenURL link resolution provides seamless access to electronic resources from library catalogs and other directly links to articles.
A-Z listing of journals is available to libraries.
Gold Rush® is centrally hosted and requires no programming or management of a local server. It interoperates with any integrated library system and can be folded into your library's Web presence.
Gold Rush® Decision Support (formerly Gold Rush® Reports)
This option allows library staff to compare title lists from over 1,500 aggregators, publishers, and indexing/abstracting services that have been loaded into Gold Rush®. It allows comparison of the content within packages even if the library does not subscribe to them! This is especially helplful to collection development, library administration, and reference staff who are trying to make tough decisions on what products to purchase and cancel.
All reports are generated in real time over the Web and may be viewed on most standard browsers or downloaded into Microsoft Excel™. Title lists are updated on a regular basis in order to provide the latest and best information possible.
A unique feature of this service is that it covers both full-text as well as indexed-only titles.
Electronic Resource Management (Subscriptions)
Subscriptions (Electronic Resource Management) system for monitoring contracts, pricing, and the renewal process. Includes an incident tracker plus the ability to add your own fields and create customized reports.
Gold Rush® OpenURL Linker and A-Z interface
OpenURL link resolver has full compliance for NISO 1.0 and 0.1 standards. Control your own style sheets and results page templates.
Public search interface - A powerful interface offering not only A-Z browsing but full title, keyword and ISSN searching. An XML Gateway available offering sites complete flexibility in designing their own interfaces.
Gold Rush® Knowledge Base
Gold Rush® includes over 1,500 title lists which represents over 100,000 journals from publishers, aggregators and index/abstracting services. Title lists are uploaded on a regular basis to reflect changes in journal titles and coverage dates.