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IET announces full release of Inspec Analytics, its new research intelligence tool
- 18 Jul 2019

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the full release of Inspec Analytics, a research intelligence tool to help research professionals explore global trends in physics, engineering and technology research.

With the changing landscape in scholarly communications placing increased emphasis on measuring the impact of research outputs, Inspec Analytics has been developed to support researchers, strategic managers and libraries in assessing the value and impact of research and make strategic decisions about the direction of their projects, departments and collaborations.

The full release includes the ability to investigate the research collaborations of organisations, to filter results by location and organisation type, and enhanced interactive views which provide deeper insights into high-level and niche disciplines, allowing users to explore research trends based on organisations, controlled terms or subject classifications. Strategic managers will also benefit from being able to see an organisation’s global ranking for each field and compare one institution with another to set benchmarks.

Users can currently access Inspec Analytics directly via the IET’s platform. The IET is also currently working with vendor partners to allow a seamless experience for users with access to existing Inspec platforms including: EBSCO Host, Engineering Village and Web of Science. Inspec Analytics is available as part of the Inspec subscription.

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Clarivate Analytics and Hitachi partner to launch new solution to improve efficiency of global patent research, review and evaluation processes in Japan
- 03 Jul 2019

Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, and Hitachi, Ltd. have announced the launch of a new solution in Japan, which is designed to streamline research and evaluation of worldwide patent documents.

Customers of Hitachi’s Shareresearch, a market-leading Japanese patent information search platform for Intellectual Property (IP) and R&D teams, will now have the option to access Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) content translated into Japanese within the platform. Shareresearch users can now streamline the patent review process when working with large numbers of overseas patent documents in foreign languages. Used by more than 40,000 users and 40 patent offices around the world, DWPI is a trusted source of global patent data, correcting and summarising the novelty, use and advantage of an invention for more than 84 million worldwide patents, covering 41 million patent families in more than 26 languages.

Through the partnership, a user will have the option to access the available Derwent title and abstract related to the corresponding Shareresearch patent record. By accessing the DWPI editorially enhanced title and abstracts, IP and R&D users can collaborate more efficiently and easily determine the relevance of patent records. This means they can better support and streamline their company’s patent review process.

Clarivate Analytics and Hitachi initially announced this collaboration in November 2018. Since then, a prototype has been tested by select Shareresearch customers such as Bridgestone Corporation and Murata Manufacturing Company Limited. Studies by Bridgestone and Murata found they were 40% more efficient when evaluating foreign patents using the translated DWPI abstracts now provided in Shareresearch. Hitachi has been conducting more qualitative tests with other corporate users including Mitsubishi Materials Corporation.

As global competition continues to grow, patents published outside of Japan have increased dramatically. As a result, the volume of patent searches within multinational companies in Japan has risen by between 20% and 40%, according to a Hitachi survey.

Additionally, overseas patent documents can be difficult to understand given the diverse range of languages they are written in as well as the different country-specific rules governing patent issuance. This means that research & development and sales professionals with neither the technical expertise in patents nor the proficiency in a foreign language have to spend a lot of time with intellectual property departments to find a way to understand overseas patent documents. The new solution from Derwent and Hitachi aims at simplifying this process and help teams work smarter together.

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Big Ten Academic Alliance in deal with Reprints Desk to provide document delivery for member libraries
- 13 Jun 2019

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organisations, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk has entered into an agreement with the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) to streamline access to scholarly papers via Article Galaxy Scholar, Reprints Desk’s academic collection. Headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, BTAA comprises the academic consortium of the universities in the Big Ten Conference plus the University of Chicago.

Under the new agreement, the Article Galaxy Scholar collection will serve as a powerful complement to BTAA’s interlibrary loan systems, optimizing scholarly content acquisition for the consortium. Article Galaxy Scholar streamlines document delivery by providing an online gateway to journal articles from 40,000 scholarly publications, as well as chapters from half a million books, at a low academic royalty rate, from dozens of leading scientific, technology and medical (STM) publishers.

BTAA’s access to the Article Galaxy platform includes integration with popular interlibrary loan (ILL) software (ILLiad, RapidILL and IDS); a searchable and browsable A-Z list of participating publishers and publications; optional secondary sourcing for articles beyond the main collection; access to Reprints Desk's automated Open Access Filter; reporting options and usage stats; single-source billing; and 24/7 customer support.

Member libraries should contact BTAA for more information on the purchasing agreement with Reprints Desk and special consortia pricing.

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Reprints Desk enters partnership agreement with Lean Library
- 31 May 2019

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organisations, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk have announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Lean Library, a SAGE Publishing Company. Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy research platform and its popular 24/7 article delivery service is now available from within Lean Library’s browser plug in to streamline and enhance scholarly literature access for customers.

The new integration offers Lean Library users convenient and on-demand access to full-text, peer-reviewed journal articles complementing existing publisher subscriptions. Reprints Desk customers will benefit from seamless access to another popular library tool, adding to Reprints Desk’s integrations with more than 70 portals, websites, and third-party applications.

Lean Library, a browser extension that knows whether a customer is subscribed to a particular journal, drives users to the best options for accessing full-text PDF articles. Under the new integration agreement, if an organisation does not have a subscription for the paper a user wants to access, an option for document delivery can be presented-which opens a pre-filled Reprints Desk order form. The final order will be sent via OpenURL to Reprints Desk for fulfillment.

Reprints Desk’s on-demand article delivery service provides users with immediate access to journal articles online, or delivers the native PDF documents via email within minutes.

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Trademark.com launched to safeguard small business owners from trademark infringement
- 09 Apr 2019

Trademark.com, an all-in-one trademark protection tool, has been launched to make safeguarding brands easy and affordable for small business owners. With Trademark.com, entrepreneurs can monitor up to five marks for copycat activity, determine the availability of their desired mark before applying, and secure help filing their trademark applications with The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

In the US, registered trademark owners only have 30 days to oppose someone registering a trademark that is identical or confusingly similar. Trademark.com provides confidence and peace-of-mind so entrepreneurs can claim their trademark before someone else does, while also mitigating the risk of imitators and knockoffs harming their business.

Trademark.com is powered by CompuMark, a provider of trademark protection services. Utilising their best-in-class technology and repackaging it for a new audience in a way that makes sense, Trademark.com shares in CompuMark’s mission by tailoring world-class trademark protection to the needs of US small businesses.

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Reprints Desk and OCLC integrate two powerful solutions for academic institutions
- 20 Mar 2019

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organisations, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and global library cooperative OCLC have forged an agreement bringing together two powerful solutions for academic institutions: Article Galaxy and Tipasa. Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk’s award-winning research platform, provides customers with fast, reliable, and personalised access to full-text scientific literature and intelligent data insights. Tipasa, OCLC’s cloud-based interlibrary loan management system, allows academic librarians to manage a high volume of interlibrary loan requests by automating routine borrowing and lending functions so they can quickly deliver items and provide a superior customer experience.

Using custom integration points, Tipasa customers can now easily access documents on demand via Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy platform, conveniently supplementing their interlibrary loan workflows and subscriptions. That includes: easy access to articles from 40,000 journals and chapters from 400,000 books; native PDF documents delivered within minutes, 24/7; and special discounted academic copyright fees and no start-up fees.

In the Tipasa interface, library staff can compare the cost of purchasing an item from Reprints Desk alongside the costs of acquiring the item from other sources. Staff can place an order for the item with Reprints Desk from within the Tipasa interface, and journal articles are delivered via Article Exchange, OCLC’s document sharing site. Articles can be automatically delivered to patrons with a simple configuration setting.

To enable this integration, libraries must have an Article Galaxy account unique to the Tipasa platform and activate it in the OCLC Service Configuration.

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Reprints Desk announces launch of Article Galaxy Gadget Store
- 15 Mar 2019

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organisations, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk have announced the launch of the Article Galaxy Gadget Store. Powered by Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy research platform, the Gadget Store provides access to a first of its kind library of science applications, called Gadgets, designed for research and scientific experimentation.

Seventy percent of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies and small to medium sized businesses use Reprints Desk’s award-winning Article Galaxy platform for literature access and discovery. With the launch of the Gadget Store, Article Galaxy’s research engine is now available to individual researchers and scientists for the first time.

Users can search for Gadgets by keyword or browse popular Gadget categories, then add the selected Gadgets to a user-friendly dashboard. Just like consumer apps, Gadgets run on a desktop or mobile web browser.

Common Gadget categories include: search and discovery; on-demand literature access; workflow and productivity; lab and visualization; biomedical research; and journal table-of-contents feeds.

New Gadgets will be added to the platform on a regular basis. Across categories, Gadgets are aimed at accelerating scientific discovery, improving library workflows, and optimising lab productivity.

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The Evaluating RDM Tool – a new tool for evaluating your RDM offering
- 26 Nov 2018

Institutions now have a new means at their disposal to aid them in assessing their research data management initiatives, the Evaluating RDM Tool. A collaborative creation, the tool was developed using the SPARC Europe How Open is Your Research service and the Digital Curation Centre's RISE Framework.

According to SPARC Europe Director, Vanessa Proudman, this tool will help with the next phase, aiding institutions as they continue to improve and evolve their RDM programmes and practices.

Users are invited to answer a selection of questions. Based on their responses, three downloadable radar charts are generated providing insights into: the breadth or range of RDM services provided by the institution; the degree to which RDM services are being tailored to specific users; and lastly, whether or not the initiatives are "sector leading".

The tool is free to use. Any question regarding its use may be directed to info@sparceurope.org.

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Reprints Desk and Digital Science partner to provide intelligent citation references and journal article stats
- 24 Sep 2018

Research Solutions, Inc., a provider of cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organisations, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and technology company Digital Science have forged an agreement bringing together the power of two research tools: Article Galaxy and Dimensions. Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy research platform provides customers with fast, reliable, and personalised access to full-text scientific literature and intelligent data insights. Digital Science's new research and discovery database, Dimensions, integrates more than 135 million publications, grants, clinical trials, and patents.

The Dimensions database supports Article Galaxy's ecosystem of Gadgets - powerful research productivity apps for science. Article Galaxy users searching or managing citation data within certain apps or Gadgets in Article Galaxy are offered automated 'More Like This' recommendations with actionable citation references powered by Dimensions - and can access, purchase, or rent the full-text paper on the spot.

More than 70 percent of pharmaceutical companies, prestigious universities, and other R&D driven corporations rely on Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk's cloud-based research intelligence platform, for simplified and lowest cost access to the latest scientific research and data. Article Galaxy combines on-demand research retrieval, scientific data analytics, and enterprise literature management in one platform, featuring an ecosystem of app-like Gadgets and a Gadget Store for easy enhancement and visualisation of data.

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Reprints Desk and Meteo broaden reach of Japanese medical information to life sciences researchers worldwide
- 29 Aug 2018

Research Solutions, Inc., a provider of cloud-based solutions for scientific research, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Reprints Desk, have announced that they have concluded the first quarter of collaboration with Japan’s content aggregator Meteo with marked success. Meteo, a provider of Japanese medical information, offers more than 1,000 Japanese medical publications to customers across Asia while Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy research platform enables life sciences and biomedical researchers worldwide to purchase, rent or access scientific journal articles on-demand.

Joining forces, Meteo and Reprints Desk combine multilingual scientific content with extended global reach for their respective customers. As part of the ongoing partnership, three million Japanese medical articles in Meteo’s Medical Online database are now included in Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy research platform and available near real-time to Reprints Desk’s pharmaceutical, biomedical and other R&D-driven customers.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy solution for lowest cost acquisition of full-text scientific, technical, and medical documents, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against publisher subscriptions and Open Access content. A cloud-based research intelligence platform, Article Galaxy combines on-demand research retrieval, scientific data analytics, and literature management in one platform. Article Galaxy features an ecosystem of app-like Gadgets and a Gadget Store for easy enhancement and visualisation of data.

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Reprints Desk signs document delivery agreement with VIVA Academic Library Consortium
- 06 Oct 2017

Reprints Desk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc., has entered into an agreement with the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) to provide access to essential scholarly content with Article Galaxy — Reprints Desk's online research intelligence and retrieval platform. VIVA is a consortium of more than seventy non-profit, academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia, including all of Virginia's state-assisted colleges and universities.

Powerful complements to interlibrary lending and borrowing systems, Article Galaxy academic library consortia agreements provide an online gateway to journal articles from tens of thousands of scholarly publications, as well as hundreds of thousands of book records, at a low academic royalty rate from dozens of leading scientific, technology and medical (STM) publishers including Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, and Wolters Kluwer. Reprints Desk delivers content in high-quality PDF format for a small transactional fee plus a copyright royalty charge.

VIVA’s access to Article Galaxy includes: 24/7 customer support; integration with popular interlibrary loan (ILL) lending software such as ILLiad, RapidILL and The Information Delivery Services (IDS) project; a searchable and browsable A-Z list of participating publishers and publications; optional secondary sourcing for articles beyond the main collection; access to Reprints Desk's automated Open Access Filter; and single-source billing.

Academic institutions, corporations and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for fast, legal access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content.

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Reprints Desk and RedLink partner to provide scholarly article subscription intelligence
- 15 Sep 2017

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk has entered into an agreement with RedLink, a rapidly growing provider of business analytics to academic publishers and libraries. Under the terms of the agreement, Reprints Desk may now offer RedLink's 'Library Dashboard' product to its corporate customers in the scientific, technology, and medical research industries.

Enhancing Reprints Desk's award-winning Article Galaxy research intelligence platform, RedLink's Library Dashboard provides a complete, normalised overview of usage and turn-away statistics to help with collection decision-making, and offers easy to use data integration, analysis, and visualisation tools. Library Dashboard gathers data from publishers via existing system access and allows users to see cost-per-download analyses, usage trends, and denials via bundles, journals, ebooks, databases, publishers, and disciplines, in addition to more granular and customised views.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. A cloud-based research intelligence platform, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping, automated data augmentation of scientific content, and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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Reprints Desk signs reseller agreements with European resellers Ritme and Alfasoft, provides researchers with one-click access to content and data
- 19 Apr 2017

Reprints Desk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc., has signed separate reseller agreements with Ritme and Alfasoft to deliver new tools and services that address the full spectrum of knowledge acquisition and information management requirements of researchers in scientific, technical and medical (STM) fields.

As part of the agreements, the new European resellers will expand Reprints Desk's market penetration in Western Europe and offer the company's Article Galaxy Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) research platform to European researchers and scientists, allowing for one-click access to scientific documents at the point of discovery and unlimited, data-driven research intelligence.

Selected features include: Full-text journal content 24/7 – any article, any publisher; lowest cost acquisition filtering for optimised spending; full-scale citation management and alerting; and powerful intelligence by data-driven insights.

Alfasoft AB, headquartered in Sweden, is a premium supplier of scientific and technical software for researchers, engineers and developers. For more than 30 years, the company has served customers in Central and North-Eastern Europe. Alfasoft has offices across Scandinavia, the U.K. and Germany, along with an extensive reseller network in Eastern Europe. Alfasoft will resell Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy solution in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Germany.

Selected products distributed by Alfasoft include: EndNote – Reference Management; Nvivo – Data Analysis; SigmaPlot – Data Visualization; Mathcad – Engineering Calculations; and Intel Software – Development Products.

Ritme Scientific Solutions, headquartered in France and founded in 1989, is a full solution provider to the science and technology industries, offering researchers the full spectrum of scientific software and expert assistance. With offices in Paris, Brussels and Lausanne, Ritme serves more than 50,000 customers across Western Europe with services ranging from pre-sales to training, support and consulting. Ritme will offer Reprints Desk solutions in Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland and Italy.

Selected products distributed by Ritme include: EndNote – Reference Management; Stata – Data Analysis; Nvivo – Data Analysis; EViews – Econometric Modeling; Perkin Elmer – Suite of Laboratory Tools; and Intel Software – Development Products.

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Reprints Desk introduces data-driven gadgets in latest version of SaaS research platform
- 17 Apr 2017

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, have announced the launch of a new version of the company’s Article Galaxy research platform. New features include full mobile responsiveness, design enhancements, an improved order history page, and the introduction of an ecosystem of gadgets – powerful apps that allow for sophisticated data augmentation of content.

The new Article Galaxy platform version has been introduced to selected customers in a phased approach starting on March 24, 2017. Initially, migration is optional and Reprints Desk will continue to support the current legacy platform until September 1st, 2017. Any existing order options used by customers today – such as IP and browser-based orders, online orders via www.reprintsdesk.com, email, OpenURL integration, and APIs interfaces – will not change.

The new Article Galaxy platform delivers a completely redesigned user interface with more friendly navigation capabilities, an enhanced technology infrastructure, improved order history and new functionalities, enabling quick look up of re-use rights, availability options and online mentions of journal articles. Features include: Enhanced Order Forms – easier and faster document orders; Improved Order History – filter, sort, search and download, all in one place; Re-Use Rights Check – view re-use rights information from anywhere in the system; Article Explorer – availability options, Altmetric scores and cited-by references at a glance; and Full Mobile Responsiveness.

The new Article Galaxy platform’s switch from multi-page applications to single page applications allows for faster response times, improved user experience and full mobile responsiveness across devices for seamless use on smart phones and tablets.

Debuting in this new version of the Article Galaxy platform, Reprints Desk’s ecosystem of gadgets will securely gather and enhance data from a variety of formats, such as bibliographic citations, table of contents and RSS feeds, PDF files, XML feeds, web content, and much more. An alternative to manual data filtering and extraction, gadgets are powerful apps capable of performing a particular function such as identifying protein structures from bibliographic information and instantly surfacing 3-D visuals, saving time for users and making data dramatically more usable.

Gadgets can be dragged and dropped across the user’s screen, removed if desired, and customised in a matter of minutes. The first flagship gadgets include: Order Documents – quickly opens the order form to order any documents; View Order History – instantly provides order information at a glance; Get Help – rapidly accesses customer support form for help requests; 3-D Protein Viewer – visualizes protein structures extracted from any bibliographic citation; Journal TOC – follows the newest journal articles in 24,000 publications; Trending Articles – tracks the most popular scientific papers based on Altmetric scores; Article Galaxy Widget Installer – enables one-click access to 70+ discovery sites; Product News – helps you to follow any product mentioned online.

Many more gadgets for a multitude of functions will be deployed in the future and can be custom-developed on-demand by Reprints Desk within days.

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Reprints Desk joins OpenAthens federation of trusted partners, simplifying secure access to research
- 19 Jan 2017

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based solutions for scientific research, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. has joined Eduserv's OpenAthens federation. The move expands the portfolio of secure authentication tools for Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy platform that provides a single point of on-demand access to full-text content across science, technology, medicine and other subjects.

OpenAthens offers a Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)-based framework for single sign-on (SSO) access to scientific content that eliminates the many hassles associated with managing multiple login credentials, particularly as researchers move from one online resource to another.

Information consumers from OpenAthens' global base of customers comprise more than 2,000 organisations across corporate, academic, and government sectors can now authenticate into Article Galaxy with one point of entry via OpenAthens using unified access credentials.

An OpenAthens reseller since 2015, Reprints Desk has recently completed full implementation of the OpenAthens solution. With OpenAthens, Reprints Desk's suite of authentication tools now includes SAML 2.0 Federated SSO with OpenAthens; Secure Access with OKTA for SSO Customers; Username and Password; IP-based Authentication & Access; and Access via Application Program Interface (API); among others.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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Open Access journal Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention now available on ScienceOpen
- 10 Jan 2017

Research network ScienceOpen has announced that Open Access journal Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention is now available on ScienceOpen!

The journal was established by the International Scientific Group of Applied Preventive Medicine I-GAP Vienna, Austria in 2010. Their three-pronged commitment was to find solutions to the current demands in social work practice, to help clinical social work students to fully develop their knowledge, skills and qualification, and to foster dialogue between social workers, doctors and teachers. This resulted in an open, independent exchange forum covering topics from Social Work, Psychology and other Social Sciences. Although theoretical concepts and suggestions are also part of the professional discussion, the journal is strongly practice-oriented and shares case-studies, reports and problem-solving strategies for issues such as healthcare ethics, family policies, unemployment or infectious diseases such as hepatitis or AIDS. The aim of supporting new generations is also represented in that students are encouraged to share their experiences and as such to add a fresh spirit to the value of the journal.

The Open Access platform enables professionals to freely and rapidly share their knowledge and experience and actual reflections to the most urging problems of the field. This is especially important in the field of social work where the application of the most up-to-date knowledge while handling acute issues is essential. In the current issue, Public health intervention of refugees, these aims are straightforwardly manifested since it is dedicated to the most threatening social, mental and health problems of refugee crisis due to war conflicts in the Middle East and African Horn.

The high quality and acknowledgment of the content is clearly indicated by the fact that the journal is indexed in the major scientific databases, such as Journal Guide, Cabell's, Advanced Science Index, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) or IARC. The 2015 IARC Impact factor of the Journal was 1.168. Also, as a sign of its commitment to high scientific standards, the journal follows the Globethics.net ethic rules and is obliged to adhere all COPE principles.

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ScienceOpen partners with the Open Library of Humanities
- 24 Oct 2016

The research network ScienceOpen has announced a new partnership with the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). ScienceOpen is a next-generation research discovery platform, and the OLH is a charitable organisation dedicated to supporting and extending open access to scholarship in the humanities.

By indexing their journals with ScienceOpen, OLH content will use data provided by Altmetric to show users how the articles has been discussed, mentioned or shared in online sources including mainstream news outlets, blogs, and a variety of social media outlets. These data can be used to sort, and filter articles to find relevant research and enhance research discoverability. All articles can be openly peer reviewed, shared, recommended, and are placed into the context of more than 25 million article records on the ScienceOpen platform.

ScienceOpen will also be featuring 5 of the journals that the OLH publishes, including The Open Library of Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, and Orbit: A Journal of American Literature.

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ScienceOpen and PeerJ partner to support OA journal Computer Science research
- 18 Oct 2016

The research network ScienceOpen has announced a new partnership with open access publisher PeerJ.

Under the deal, PeerJ will be indexing one of their flagship open access journals, PeerJ Computer Science, with ScienceOpen. PeerJ Computer Science is the new open access journal covering all subject areas in computer science, with the backing of a prestigious advisory board and more than 300 academic editors.

Content from this multidisciplinary journal will show data provided by Altmetric to show users how the articles have been discussed, mentioned or shared in online sources including mainstream news outlets, blogs, and a variety of social media outlets. Along with citation information, these data can be used to sort, and filter articles to find relevant research and enhance research discoverability. All articles can be openly peer reviewed post-publication, shared, recommended, and are placed into the context of more than 25 million article records on the ScienceOpen platform.

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Altmetric data now available to Article Galaxy customers
- 13 Oct 2016

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Reprint Desk, Inc. have agreed to integrate Altmetric badges to scholarly content acquired via Reprints Desk's award-winning research retrieval platform Article Galaxy.

The Altmetric badges provide an at-a-glance visualisation of the attention an individual's research output (in this case a journal article) has received online from the mainstream and social media, public policy documents, blogs, Wikipedia and other scholarly forums, helping users to evaluate the reach and influence of their research.

A user accessing journal articles via Reprints Desk's paid add-on Article Galaxy Widget will receive real-time attention metrics at the point of individual discovery. Article Galaxy Widget users can also view the up-to-date metrics for any article previously accessed via their purchase history. By clicking on the badge visualisations, users will be directed to the Altmetric details page, where they can browse a collated record of all of the attention a particular item received.

Added to users' bookmarks bar, Article Galaxy Widget provides shopping cart-like access to and simplified viewing of content extracted directly from preferred discovery environments, currently more than 50 popular online research tools.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organistions around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and low cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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Research Solutions announces Summer 2016 Version Release of its research retrieval platform Article Galaxy
- 16 Aug 2016

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, has announced the Summer 2016 Version Release of its award-winning research retrieval platform Article Galaxy powered by Research Solutions subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. New features include improved article order options on popular discovery platforms, enhanced document delivery APIs enabling Article Galaxy functionality to be made accessible via third-party discovery tools, and the launch of world's largest curated list of Open Access journals.

Article Galaxy users benefit from easier order options on PubMed NCBI and shopping cart-like access to Elsevier ScienceDirect and EBSCO Discovery Service, allowing for simplified viewing of content and accelerated research. In addition, users can now see critical Article Galaxy status updates via web APIs on third-party discovery tools. With the recently launched integration of its proprietary list of Open Access journals, Reprints Desk utilises granular, lowest cost acquisition filtering for research retrieval requests of Open Access research papers, providing Article Galaxy users with the most advanced access to Open Access research in the industry.

The latest features made available in the Summer 2016 Version Release include new third-party integrations; Open Access journal filtering; Article Galaxy enhancements; and Article Widget order improvements. In addition to new integrations with EBSCO and Elsevier, the Summer 2016 Version Release brings improved order options for Reprints Desk’s paid add-on and shopping cart tool Article Widget.

The Article Galaxy Summer 2016 Version Release entails updates for both administrator and user features within the Article Galaxy Library Portal. Administrators can now create users, export users to Excel and bulk-import users, among other added functions. Users can employ improved discover query language in their search and prioritise by publication date.

Bibliogo, Reprints Desk's paid add-on for content and reference management, has added some features as part of the Summer 2016 Version Release. These include an enhanced user interface for simplified searching within a bibliography, bibliography-level commenting to supplement citation-level commenting, new filtering options for search results, and more.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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Reprints Desk adds 24/7 Subject Matter Expert advisory service to its research retrieval platform Article Galaxy
- 21 Jul 2016

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. has added a new human-powered information search and alerting service for researchers and scientists to its cloud-based Article Galaxy solution designed to collect, track and deliver research retrieval requests.

Powered by Article Galaxy's advanced workflow tools and staffed by a panel of subject matter experts with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, medicine, mathematics, information science, and more, the company's new 'Ask an Expert' feature will be available 24/7 on-demand to selected customers through the Article Galaxy platform.

Reprints Desk's on-demand expert search and alerting service is a paid add-on that will be made available initially to customers through the online user interface for the Article Galaxy platform. The service will be expanded beyond the initial pool of BETA customers in a phased approach throughout the coming year.

The company's 'Ask an Expert' feature was designed for corporations without a library or information center, as well as small libraries with insufficient staff to support this function. Additionally, the expert help feature augments library departments, allowing them to support, automate and scale their own existing on-demand information service offerings with advanced query and citation workflow tools.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organizations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

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ScienceOpen and SciELO partner to put research in a global context
- 02 Jun 2016

The research network ScienceOpen has announced a partnership with Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), an Open Access publisher in Latin America, to fully integrate its content for a more global perspective on the scientific literature.

All SciELO content is universally accessible for free in an open access, full-text format. With the inclusion of SciELO, ScienceOpen now contains more than 2.2 million Open Access articles. ScienceOpen will also have more than 15 million article records upon full integration.

Along with all other on the ScienceOpen platform, the new content from SciELO will show usage data provided by Altmetric to show how articles have been shared in online sources including mainstream news outlets, blogs, and a variety of social networks.

SciELO content will be featured in new research collections for each country involved in the SciELO partnership, as well as specialised collections for public health and social sciences. All articles will be available for public post-publication peer review, integration into new or existing collections, and commenting.

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Research Solutions and Third Iron announce initial integration between Article Galaxy and BrowZine Web Edition
- 21 Jan 2016

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, and Third Iron, an information technology company developing innovative services that benefit libraries and their users, have announced their initial integration between Article Galaxy® from Reprints Desk and BrowZine Web Edition from Third Iron. The integration enables mutual customers to navigate from non-subscribed journal content identified in BrowZine to the Article Galaxy OpenURL order form where access to article PDFs is just clicks away.

BrowZine is a preferred service that researchers worldwide use to create personalised views for browsing, reading and following the scholarly journals available from their library. Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy® for legal access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist.

Article Galaxy® provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from publishers without requiring the use of credit cards for each transaction.

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Reprints Desk to offer document delivery services to Access Copyright’s Canadian customers
- 20 Jan 2016

Access Copyright and Research Solutions have jointly announced that Reprints Desk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, has been selected as the preferred vendor to offer document delivery services to Access Copyright's Canadian customers.

The partnership provides Access Copyright's customers with the option to purchase content through Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy® platform wherein high-quality copies of journal articles, book chapters and other scholarly resources can be acquired. The organisations also announced plans to integrate information about Access Copyright's permissions into the Article Galaxy® platform which, once complete, will enable customers to view the reproduction rights available to them at the time of document ordering.

Permissions integration is scheduled for completion later this year, but Access Copyright customers can already avail themselves of document delivery services through Reprints Desk. Access Copyright permissions coverage is currently searchable through the Access Copyright's Permissions Look-up Tool.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from publishers without requiring the use of credit cards for each transaction.

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ScienceOpen’s new tool for researchers to create their own ‘best of’ collections
- 12 Jan 2016

ScienceOpen, the research and publishing network, has created a tool for researchers to create their own 'best of' collections from among over 10 million articles across all publishers and journals. The 'Collection' principle may change the way scientists access and prioritise academic literature in journals.

ScienceOpen Collections provide valuable aspects of classical journals such as topic-specific bundling, editorial selection, peer review and quality assurance. Moreover it enables these features independent of journal and publication date and free of cost.

For academic authors, the post-publication activity around their scholarly article – such as being included in a ScienceOpen Collection and the visibility associated with that, may bring more reputation to their work than the so-called journal impact factor. The goal is a faster and fairer evaluation process.

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Reprints Desk releases Autumn 2015 version of journal content access and management platform Article Galaxy
- 11 Dec 2015

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, announced the Autumn 2015 version release of the journal content access and management platform Article Galaxy by subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. The Autumn 2015 release features short-term article rentals, instant access to subscription content from online databases and Article Galaxy's order form for requesting documents, as well as a new Article Galaxy Library Portal add-on. Screenshots and full release notes can be viewed online at http://info.reprintsdesk.com/autumn2015.

Article rentals provide scientists, engineers, product safety professionals and others with limited time, full-text previews, ultimately enabling them to access a greater amount of content and make better purchasing decisions. Instant 'link-resolver' type access to subscription content from online databases and Article Galaxy's online document delivery order form saves time for researchers by eliminating the need to manually check whether subscription access exists for each content asset of interest prior to purchasing content. The new Article Galaxy Library Portal provides a unified point of access and management for licensed journals, books, databases, publisher token content, enterprise content repositories, web content and document delivery order placement for non-licensed content.

Available via the Article Galaxy order form on the reprintsdesk.com website, the optional Article Rentals add-on enables end users to spend their budget on the articles that matter most, while providing research to directors and information professionals with comprehensive usage statistics to determine when to subscribe to a publication or publisher package. Users can identify rentals and rental pricing within the content requesting workflow by using the online order form. Once a rental is requested, the user will receive an email containing a link to an online rental. A rented article may be viewed for three days, starting when the document is first accessed. Rental transaction pricing varies by publisher and is generally between $3 to $21 USD. Users have the opportunity to upgrade their rental to a full PDF purchase at the regular price at any time during the initial rental period. Rentals will be available through Bibliogo in the near future.

Following up on the Summer 2015 release featuring Quick Downloads for non-subscribed content, Article Galaxy now offers an optional paid add-on for Quick Linkouts to subscribed content. When a user submits a request that can be identified within the licensed holdings for their organisation, Article Galaxy can now link the user to the requested content directly from the order form. Together, these two new features save time for users and provide immediate gratification by eliminating the need to wait for an email containing a link to a document delivery download or to their subscribed content.

Article Galaxy Link Resolver is a fully managed add-on that enables users to access the full-text for licensed content directly from the native interface of any OpenURL-enabled discovery environment. The user simply clicks the Article Galaxy Link Resolver icon for the content they desire. Article Galaxy Link Resolver is initiated and presents the user with full-text access if subscription access exists.

Article Galaxy Library Portal is an optional paid add-on that provides a unified point of access and management for licensed journals, books, databases, publisher token content, enterprise content repositories, web content and document delivery order placement for non-licensed content.

Article Galaxy Library Portal features searching, browsing and A-Z (subscription/database) list discovery functionality; export options to reference manager tools; RSS alerting for new or updated information; easy document delivery ordering for non-subscribed journal content; user alignment to organisational divisions and departments; multiple personalisation options at both the group and individual level, delivering a single, consistent online interface; full compatibility with mobile devices; full API support; built-in SUSHI statistics harvester; and more.

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Article Galaxy expands authentication solutions for STM content access with OpenAthensTM partnership
- 05 Oct 2015

Reprints Desk, Inc., a subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc., has become a reseller of OpenAthens from Eduserv. The deal expands the company's robust suite of authentication solutions for accessing databases, articles in journal subscriptions, and other copyrighted content.

Reprints Desk will integrate and introduce OpenAthens' federated access management system, featuring a single username and password to its growing base of Article Galaxy customers comprising life science companies, academic institutions, and other research-intensive organisations that rely on the company's award-winning journal content access and management solutions.

Consumers of scientific, technical and medical content seek seamless access to library resources anytime, anywhere, and on any device. However, because STM content is typically under strict copyright control and made available via databases and subscription services, access is necessarily controlled, meaning users must be authorised. Organisations often resort to IP-based authentication, but widely acknowledged shortcomings can preclude optimal cost management and usage tracking. OpenAthens solves these and other access problems by providing a single sign-on solution, simplifying access to subscription-based content. Providing users with a single username and password eliminates the need to maintain multiple logins otherwise needed to access the myriad database, journal, and online resources that researchers need.

Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy is a digital solution for accessing the universe of high-value STM information, connecting users to licensed holdings and other resources managed by their organisations, and enabling single-source access to purchased non-subscribed content. With the addition of OpenAthens, Reprints Desk customers now have numerous options for research workflow authentication.

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Research Solutions announces new social connectors and export functionality for Article Galaxy Widget
- 04 Sep 2015

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions, and other research-intensive organisations, has announced new social connectors and export functionality for Article Galaxy Widget, a time-saving tool from its subsidiary Reprints Desk. Article Galaxy Widget provides Reprints Desk's corporate and academic customers with web browser access to scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research articles indexed by more than 50 popular search sites and discovery databases, like Google Scholar, PubMed, ResearchGATE, as well as numerous publisher websites – all from the point of discovery, and without requiring users to navigate away from search results or article abstract pages.

The newest Article Galaxy Widget functionality and features include the ability to open all references on a page that can be bookmarked and securely shared with others; export all references directly to RefWorks® or in RIS format, a format which enables data exchange between popular reference management systems like EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley; open all references in Reprints Desk's shared library-reference management solution Bibliogo; follow PubMed New and Noteworthy in Bibliogo; and follow a current PubMed search in Bibliogo.

Additional enhancements include verified compatibility with Embase, IOP Science, Soutron, and TDNet Discover; a new account setting to control whether Article Galaxy Widget launches with all citations selected or all citations unselected; support for credit cards (as an alternative to monthly invoicing), which can be used on a transactional basis directly from the Article Galaxy Widget user interface; SAML SSO 2.0 support as an alternative user authentication method to the existing username and password option; custom customer reference fields now available via a dropdown that can be applied to one, multiple or all selected citations; and customization options for colour, logos, web call-to-action (CTA) buttons, and 'Get Help' links.

Customers simply launch the Article Galaxy Widget as a browser bookmark while they are viewing any website that references published journal articles. The widget's intelligent user interface standardises the search and presentation of full-text articles, and can quickly source content from existing journal subscriptions, Open Access, tokens, past single article document purchases and publishing partners when subscription access does not yet exist. The widget also features quick filtering by source type, instant pricing and a 'more like this' function that identifies related scholarly papers.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for legal access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content. Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from nearly any publisher without requiring the use of credit cards for each transaction.

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Research Solutions, Inc. announces summer 2015 product release of Article Galaxy
- 01 Sep 2015

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions, and other research-intensive organisations, has announced the summer 2015 product release of the journal content access and management platform Article Galaxy by subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc., featuring breakthroughs in research workflow efficiencies.

Already a platform for one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from participating publishers without requiring the use of credit cards for each transaction, the Article Galaxy summer 2015 release further enhances to time-to-papers with 'in browser' PDF downloads for non-subscribed content so researchers worldwide can access full-text journal articles, book chapters, and other resources 24/7 and immediately within the online requesting workflow.

Summer 2015 enhancements, which moved into production for Reprints Desk customers on August 14, 2015, include: quick "In-Browser" document delivery downloads; auto-population of bibliographic information into order form fields; and type ahead functionality.

Article Galaxy is based on an 'any article, any publisher' sourcing model. Because the platform is not limited to any single collection, direct sourcing arrangements enable Reprints Desk to more quickly pull full-text content directly from publisher servers, then serve the content up to customers for online or offline viewing. The newest publisher partnerships enable Reprints Desk to expand electronic sourcing to Postgraduate Medicine, Hospital Practice, and The Physician and Sports Medicine from Taylor & Francis; to include titles in the social sciences, economics, and political theory from Palgrave Macmillan; and to more quickly deliver content from Thomson Reuters.

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Reprints Desk and Association of Southeastern Research Libraries announce new purchasing agreement
- 11 May 2015

Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company and pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) content, has announced a new preferred purchasing agreement with the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).

ASERL is a consortium of 38 research libraries located across 11 southeastern states. Founded in 1956, ASERL has a long history of developing innovative and collaborative programs to address the continually changing needs of its member libraries.

In the special consortium arrangement, specially-priced document delivery services are available to all participating ASERL member libraries via Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk's online portal that comprises content from more than 40,000 journals, and book chapters from hundreds of thousands of titles. The discounts provided by the Reprints Desk program encompass publisher-negotiated copyright royalty rates, as well as deep discounts on service fees and rapid delivery of high-quality, native PDFs.

Article Galaxy facilitates price-by-article lookups, supports browsing a growing list of participating publishers, presents an easy ordering process with 100 percent PDF delivery, and provides 24/7 service and support. Participating publishers include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Springer Verlag, Nature Publishing Group, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and dozens more. Securing these articles via Article galaxy is done via a seamless integration into workflows and popular ILL tools such as ILLiad and RapidILL.

ASERL members share more than 200,000 items annually through their resource sharing network. Reprints Desk's services help organizations like ASERL provide greater value to their members and help to ensure their budgets are used effectively.

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Panacea Pharma Projects adopts Article Galaxy Widget from Reprints desk for improved pharmacovigilance literature access
- 13 Mar 2015

Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company and document delivery supplier for scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, has announced that Panacea Pharma Projects, an outsourced pharmacovigilance and regulatory affairs supplier, will adopt the company's Article Galaxy Widget, a time-saving tool that provides web browser access to scientific, technology and medical (STM) research articles indexed by more than 50 popular search sites and discovery databases, like Google Scholar, PubMed, ResearchGATE, Web of Science and Scopus, as well as numerous publisher websites.

Launched as beta version in June 2014, Article Galaxy is already in use at dozens of research-oriented organisations—from Fortune 500 companies to boutique research firms in biotechnology and other industries. Article Galaxy Widget has also received widespread praise for its ease-of-use and advanced functionality, and was recently covered in the February 2015 article 'The Ultimate Sophistication: Reprints Desk Launches its Article Galaxy Widget' by research and advisory firm Outsell, Inc.

Researchers simply launch the Article Galaxy Widget as a browser bookmark while they are viewing any website that references published journal articles. The widget's intelligent user interface standardises the search and presentation of full-text articles, and can quickly source content from existing journal subscriptions, Open Access, tokens, past single article document purchases or time-limited rentals. The widget also features quick filtering by source type, instant pricing, and a 'more like this' function that identifies related scholarly papers.

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Greater Western Library Alliance announces preferred purchasing agreement with Reprints Desk, Inc.
- 25 Feb 2015

The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) has announced a preferred purchasing agreement with Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company. GWLA members will receive preferred purchasing terms for single-article document delivery services. The agreement, which supplements interlibrary loan (ILL) and provides same-day acquisition of scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles, follows similar arrangements with other consortia and library organisations.

Document delivery services will be made available via Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk's online portal that serves as a gateway for fast access to specially-priced scholarly articles from more than 40,000 journals, as well as book chapters from hundreds of thousands of titles. The discounts comprise publisher-negotiated copyright royalty rates as well as deep discounts on service fees and rapid delivery of high-quality, native PDFs.

Article Galaxy facilitates price-by-article lookups, browsing through a growing list of participating publishers and publications, Reprints Desk's hallmark easy ordering, 100 percent PDF delivery, plus 24/7 service and support. Participating publishers include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Springer Verlag, Nature Publishing Group, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and dozens of others.

Other highlights of the academic library program include: easy implementation process with no set up costs; seamless integration into workflows and popular ILL systems such as ILLiad and RapidILL; sizeable coverage spanning a growing number of journal titles; beyond-the-collection options for access to any article, any publisher; 24/7 customer support and fulfilment; and no long-term or onerous contracts.

GWLA member libraries may sign up for the Reprints Desk program by contacting Anne E. McKee, Program Officer for Resource Sharing at GWLA.

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Reprints Desk, Inc. launches Article Galaxy Widget, accelerates scientific discovery by simplifying lowest cost
- 20 Jan 2015

Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company and document delivery supplier, has officially launched its Article Galaxy Widget, a time-saving tool that provides web browser access to scientific, technology and medical (STM) research articles indexed by more than 50 popular search sites and discovery databases, like Google Scholar, PubMed, ResearchGATE, Web of Science and Scopus, as well as numerous publisher websites.

Launched as beta version in June 2014, Article Galaxy is already in use at dozens of research-oriented organisations — from Fortune 500 companies to boutique research firms — where it has received widespread praise and appreciation for its ease-of-use and advanced functionality. Article Galaxy is now available to all Reprints Desk customers in biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, engineering and other research-intensive industries.

Researchers simply launch the Article Galaxy Widget as a browser bookmark while they are viewing any website that references published journal articles. The widget's intelligent user interface standardises the search and presentation of full-text articles, and can quickly source content from existing journal subscriptions, Open Access, tokens, past single article document purchases or time-limited rentals. The widget also features quick filtering by source type, instant pricing, and a 'more like this' function that identifies related scholarly papers.

Article Galaxy Widget's journal subscription access and single article document delivery service are powered by Reprints Desk, with rental capabilities offered by DeepDyve. Reprints Desk and DeepDyve work closely with leading journal publishers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and medicine, supporting legal, convenient and cost-effective content access.

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Reprints Desk expands reach to over 200 academic libraries with three new library consortiums deals
- 19 Jan 2015

Research Solutions subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc., a document delivery supplier, has announced new agreements with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Consortium of Libraries, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI) to provide group purchase pricing incentives to more than 200 academic library members who are now eligible to sign up for Reprints Desk’s award-winning Article Galaxy software platform to retrieve scholarly research articles that are not available via journal subscriptions.

An alternative to interlibrary lending and borrowing, academic library consortia members rely on Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy as an online gateway to specially priced scholarly journal articles from more than 40,000 publications as well as hundreds of thousands of book records. Reprints Desk provides a high quality PDF of the article for a small transactional fee plus a special academic copyright royalty charge that can be as low as $15.00. Participating publishers currently include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Springer Verlag, Nature Publishing Group, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and dozens of others.

Other Article Galaxy features include 24/7 ordering and customer support, integration with popular interlibrary loan (ILL) lending software such as ILLiad and RapidILL, a searchable and browsable A-Z list of participating publishers and publications, optional secondary sourcing for articles beyond the collection, and single-source billing via subscription agents.

Academic institutions, corporations and government organisations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for legal, low cost access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content.

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Research Solutions, Inc. to provide paid content access to MyScienceWork's collaborative online science platform
- 06 Jun 2014

Research Solutions, Inc. has announced that it has been selected by MyScienceWork to provide paid content access to MyScienceWork's collaborative online science platform. Research Solutions is a pioneer in facilitating the flow of information from the publishers of scientific, technical, and medical content to enterprise customers in life science and other research intensive organisations around the world.

Research Solutions will facilitate paid content transactions via its online SaaS platform Article Galaxy, with content access provided only to participating publishers with whom the Research Solutions already has signed channel distribution agreements.

MyScienceWork is a collaborative scientific platform that aims to provide a clear and easy way for scientists to access and collaborate around scientific content by sharing comments and annotation around content. Through its centralised communication platform, MyScienceWork also offers a unique access point integrating the latest semantic technology to ease content discovery from unaffiliated scientist.

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations around the world rely on Research Solutions and its Article Galaxy online platform for single article document delivery research retrieval for obtaining copyrighted journal content that complies with applicable copyright laws when subscriptions do not exist.

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Reprints Desk announces release date for next version of Article Galaxy
- 15 Nov 2013

Reprints Desk, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), has announced January 2014 as the release date for the next major version of the award-winning Article Galaxy document delivery management system. Research-driven corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations use document delivery as a legal method for retrieving single copies of full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals when subscriptions do not exist.

First launched in February 2012, the next version of Article Galaxy is designed to deliver many customer benefits which includes enhanced researcher efficiency through system infrastructure enhancements and leveraging of digital object identifiers (DOIs) throughout the document delivery workflow; and better support for the specific needs of customers in the legal and small-to-midsized markets through new service configuration options such as concierge support, batch delivery, after hours production scheduling, and transaction-level credit card payment capabilities.

The other benefits include greater administrator insights through a re-designed administrator interface that shows active and available account features, provides easy access to view release notes and submit product feedback, and facilitates quick navigation to any needed documentation; and expanded delivery and data capture configuration options in support of regulatory (Sunshine Act) compliance related to the distribution of medical reprints for Pharmaceutical and other Life Science customers.

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FIZ Karlsruhe develops new zbMATH web interface
- 25 Jun 2013

Scientific information services provider FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, Germany, has developed the new zbMATH web interface providing an intuitive, easy-to-use information service with enlarged functionality that meets the requirements of users in the mathematical community. zbMATH claims to be the world's largest information system for mathematics. The new user interface is now online, with a completely new layout and innovative search functionality. It is jointly edited by FIZ Karlsruhe, the European Mathematical Society (EMS) and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.

zbMATH supports its users in answering manifold questions. How has a certain mathematical topic, e.g., the Poincaré conjecture, evolved during the last century from its formulation to the proof furnished by Perelman? What current research continues the concepts developed in this process, like, for example, the Kähler-Ricci-Flow? What have been the most rapidly growing areas during the last decade regarding the increase of publications? FIZ Karlsruhe has improved the underlying, powerful search engine that allows for all kinds of logical search combinations.

Completely new is the integration of swMATH. FIZ Karlsruhe has developed this new type of database. It allows for searching mathematical software, combined with links to relevant publications in zbMATH. The development of swMATH is subsidised as a project within the 'Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation', the research contest of the Leibniz Association.

The new interface now presents zbMATH in a much clearer way. Specific emphasis has been placed on the visual functions. Leaner text parts give a fast and precise overview of the information. Additional information is now often available via mouse-over or in scroll down menus.

The new interface has been optimized for mobile devices.

Reprints Desk ranks as top supplier in 2012 Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard Report
- 12 Dec 2012

Reprints Desk, Inc. has announced that it was ranked first in overall satisfaction and each category – breadth and depth of coverage, fair pricing and ease of doing business – in the Document Delivery: Best Practices and Vendor Scorecard – 2012 Update published by media, information and technology analyst and research advisory firm Outsell Inc. A free copy of the report can be viewed online at http://info.reprintsdesk.com/Portals/28841/docs/outselldocdel-rd.pdf.

The Document Delivery: Best Practices and Vendor Scorecard report updates the document delivery landscape that was last reviewed in Outsell’s 2008 report – vendor performance, the evolution of vendor offerings, and current document delivery practices and issues in the marketplace, The vendor scorecard was created using results from a September 2012 survey, which drew 156 respondents – 68 percent from the corporate sector, 14 percent from government, 13 percent from education, and 5 percent from healthcare.

Document delivery services are commonly used by corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations as a legal method for retrieving single copies of full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals that they do not subscribe to. Academic institutions are increasingly using document delivery when a quicker alternative to interlibrary loan (ILL) sharing networks are needed. Also relied on heavily for making ad-hoc decisions about adding new journal subscriptions throughout the year, the 2012 Outsell report states that document delivery is widely considered ‘still a bedrock service’ for information professionals that help their organisations fuel innovation through more efficient information acquisition and access.

Outsell Inc. is a research and advisory firm focused solely on media, information and technology. According to the firm, elite information industry executives from all over the world look to Outsell for trusted advice, bold insights, and confidential access to exclusive intelligence and decision support.

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Research Solutions transitions document delivery customers to Reprints Desk
- 01 Nov 2012

Reprints Desk, Inc., the creator of the Article Galaxy software service for document delivery, medical reprints and literature management, has announced that Research Solutions, Inc. has agreed to transition its entire base of customers to Reprints Desk. Research Solutions co-founders Chris Atwood and Shane Hunt will join Reprints Desk in strategic customer-facing roles, where they will remain actively engaged with customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Document delivery services are commonly used by corporations, academic institutions, and government organisations, in order to retrieve full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals that they may not yet subscribe to. Document delivery is considered to be a top deliverable and "an integral part of content delivery that is crucial to satisfying a client need" for librarians and information professionals, according to a 2008 information industry briefing entitled 'Document Delivery - Best Practices and Vendor Scorecard,' by information industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc.

Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy system improves scientific, technical, and medical (STM) literature spending and processes, from monitoring and acquisition to management, re-use, and medical writing. The company earned the top ranking in the most recent ‘Document Delivery – Best Practices and Vendor Scorecard’ report from Outsell. It also won the ‘Best Online Science or Technology Service’ 2012 CODiE award from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for its all-in-one literature management system, Bibliogo. Reprints Desk was founded by Peter Derycz, a pioneer in the document delivery business since 1987 when he originally founded Infotrieve, Inc.

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Reprints Desk unveils Article Galaxy software service platform for research-intensive companies worldwide
- 28 Feb 2012

Reprints Desk, Inc., a Derycz Scientific company, has announced the launch of Article Galaxy, a software service platform for research-intensive companies worldwide. The new platform seeks to improve processes and lowers the total cost of ownership related to scientific, technical and medical (STM) research, evidence-based promotions, and medical information responses.

Article Galaxy features are accessible via a user-friendly dashboard and include current awareness aggregation and alerting for individuals and workgroups, with curation and RSS publishing capabilities for newsletters and other resources created by librarians and information professionals. Order forms for single article document delivery, bulk article clinical reprints and eprints are also available. Federated search, powered by Deep Web Technologies, allows for simultaneously searching across multiple online databases covering more than 52 million records, with easy ordering from search results that have been aggregated, ranked, and de-duplicated. Time-saving integration with PubMed and publisher websites allows researchers to access Reprints Desk’s services from search results and abstract pages.

Additionally, an optional shopping cart-like experience helps users view price estimates and easily order multiple articles with a single click. A bookmarklet inserts searches from popular discovery environments into a monitoring and alerting system where references can be added to private or crowd-sourced bibliographies. Other features include a new online helpdesk and searchable knowledgebase.

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Elsevier and the Geological Society of London partner to deliver cutting-edge science for oil and gas exploration
- 21 Oct 2011

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced a new partnership with the Geological Society of London (the Society). The deal will allow customers of Geofacets, Elsevier's premier research tool for geoscientists, to quickly find, search and analyse geo-referenced maps sourced from the Society's renowned Lyell Collection.

This collaboration brings together over 165,000 geological maps from Elsevier's top Earth science journals and the Lyell Collection, with about 75 percent of these maps georeferenced for seamless integration into the geoscientist's workflow.

By partnering to launch the Geological Society of London module in Geofacets, Elsevier and the Society will deliver significant advantage to companies focused on upstream oil and gas exploration, for whom relevant and timely insights are critical in informing multi-million dollar exploration strategies and decisions.

Launched in 2010 and used by customers from around the world, Geofacets is a web-based database of georeferenced geological maps. Its intuitive search features enable geoscientists to explore data via an interactive map interface. Results can then be refined by geological basin, map type and map surface area. With the database now made more comprehensive by the addition of maps from the Lyell Collection, companies will be able to build a powerful picture of the subsurface and geological conditions on a region or basin.

The Lyell Collection was created in 2007 to mark the Geological Society of London's 200th anniversary. It claims to be one of the largest integrated collections of online Earth science literature in the world and is a one-of-a-kind resource for researchers. The sheer depth of information it contains makes it a vital repository for exploration teams around the world.

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Niels Bohr Library and Archives of the American Institute of Physics makes Goudsmit Papers available online
- 27 Jul 2011

The Niels Bohr Library and Archives of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) has digitised the complete papers of renowned physicist Samuel A. Goudsmit (1902-1978). The papers, which occupy 39 linear feet of shelf space in the library and contain about 69,000 images, have been released online and are now published on the library's website at http://www.aip.org/history/nbl/collections/goudsmit.

The papers are a major international collection of correspondence, research notebooks, lectures, reports, World War II science documents, and other material of Goudsmit, a Dutch-born physicist who spent his career in the US and was at the forefront of physics research for more than 50 years. The collection contains especially strong sources on the development of quantum physics in Europe and how it spread to the US during the first half of the 20th century.

Among the resources in the collection are reports of German efforts to develop an atomic bomb during World War II, post-war physics research, and important milestones in scientific publishing. Because of their breadth and depth, the Goudsmit papers are reportedly the most used onsite collection in AIP's Library and Archives.

The Goudsmit Papers document the mainstream of physics research from the 1920s through the mid-1970s. The project to digitize the Goudsmit Papers took two years and was partially supported by the U.S. National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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JISC offers infoKit on best practices to be adopted by UK researchers
- 19 Apr 2011

The UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has developed a research information management infoKit that is expected to benefit the nation's 30,000 researchers by offering guidance on preparing for the Research Excellence Framework (REF). It also offers examples of best practice in this area.

The infokit has been developed by JISC and JISC infoNet in conjunction with a number of universities. The organisations have worked to identify the issues and challenges they currently face within their research teams in managing the research lifecycle, from bidding for a grant to publication of results.

It has been observed that currently there is no common standard across the UK research community to manage their information. Many institutions have created their own bespoke systems to meet their needs. The infoKit highlights many of the emerging trends. For example, the universities featured show there is a particular value of adopting common standards such as CERIF or shared services such as the JISC and HEFCE-funded Research Management and Administrative System, which is modular.

The infoKit seeks to provide a real look at the challenges that researchers and their institutions are going through in terms of their information management. It is expected to evolve as JISC gains additional insight from its projects and the requirements of the REF become clearer.

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BioData to join new Macmillan Digital Science division
- 30 Dec 2010

BioData Ltd., UK, has announced that Digital Science, a new division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd., has acquired an equity stake in the company. The move is part of Macmillan Publishers' new strategy to focus on providing world-class software tools and services to scientists, managers and funders with the ultimate aim of making research more productive through the use of technology.

The activities of Digital Science will build on the reputation for editorial and technological excellence of its sister company, Nature Publishing Group (NPG), but will focus on technology-based solutions for research rather than scientific content. The new venture will combine Macmillan's in-house capabilities with external expertise from a range of partners. Currently announced commercial partners include BioData, SureChem, and Symplectic.

BioData provides flexible, affordable laboratory management systems for scientists, principal investigators and lab managers. Its main service is an innovative web-based application that enables both small and large research groups to stay organised without resorting to more expensive, rigid enterprise software systems.

BioKM, BioData's innovative online software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool for research management incorporates state-of-the-art technology that combines the ability to simplify research logistics together with powerful knowledge management tailored to life science research. BioKM enables researchers to easily manage their research, and coordinate group and individual projects. Furthermore, it ensures research continuity, understands the relation between different research entities, tracks research materials, documents, biological collections and much more. BioData is a community-driven company that has continuously worked with Principal Investigators and their students to better understand their needs and to improve its service.

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Macmillan launches Digital Science
- 08 Dec 2010

International publishing business Macmillan Publishers Ltd, UK, has announced the launch of Digital Science, a new division of the company and a new kind of scientific information enterprise. Digital Science will focus on providing world-class software tools and services to scientists, managers and funders with the ultimate aim of making research more productive through the use of technology.

The activities of Digital Science build on the reputation for editorial and technological excellence of its sister company, Nature Publishing Group (NPG), but will focus on technology-based solutions for research rather than scientific content. The Digital Science team brings together a wide range of expertise in science and technology, and is led by Timo Hannay, former publishing director of nature.com.

The new business combines in-house product design and software development capabilities with external expertise from a range of partners, including academic research groups, start-up businesses and established companies. Currently announced commercial partners include SureChem, a scientific text-mining company; BioData, which provides flexible, affordable laboratory management systems for bench scientists and lab administrators; and Symplectic, which creates tools 'written by academics for academics'.

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WorldCat knowledge base functionality now integrated into WorldCat services
- 12 Oct 2010

Library cooperative OCLC has announced that the WorldCat knowledge base functionality has been integrated into WorldCat services to help library users connect to full-text electronic content, and help libraries to better manage workflows associated with electronic materials.

The WorldCat knowledge base combines data about libraries' electronic content with linking features that enable access to the content. A license management tool allows a library to indicate which journal titles and collections it has the rights to share through interlibrary loan. Together, these enhancements help library staff more efficiently process incoming requests for electronic articles.

WorldCat knowledge base functionality is a new feature included as part of an OCLC Cataloging subscription at no additional charge. Unlike a traditional knowledge base, WorldCat knowledge base data is not tied to a particular application. The data is added and maintained in a single place for use with a growing number of OCLC services. These enhancements will continue to create opportunities for libraries to better manage print and electronic collections together.

WorldCat Resource Sharing and ILLiad subscribers are the first to benefit from the knowledge base integration, providing an enhanced resource-sharing experience for libraries and users. The integration of knowledge base functionality into WorldCat services follows a pilot project with 14 leading academic institutions that began as a test to determine how the knowledge base could facilitate direct request for articles. As the pilot progressed, it became clear that the knowledge base could benefit all WorldCat Resource Sharing libraries, even those that did not offer direct request for articles.

When a user submits a request to borrow an article, a library already holds, library staffs receive a loan request that contains the URL for the item. This not only reduces the number of requests a library makes for things it already owns but it also eliminates the need for staff to consult multiple sources to find the requested item.

WorldCat knowledge base data will soon be available for use with other services. The knowledge base will support a new 'view now' link in WorldCat Local search results, providing users with one-click access to electronic resources such as full-text articles and eBooks. An e-link will be added to brief records in WorldCat Local search results so users will not have to scroll through detailed records to find a link to electronic resources.

Later, integration of OpenURL resolution functionality will further consolidate the discovery and delivery of electronic items into a single interface.

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BMJ Group launches Iraq BMJ Learning to improve medical education Iraq
- 28 Sep 2010

BMJ Learning, the medical education division of The BMJ Group, UK, and the Iraq Ministry of Health has launched a new online service to meet the medical education, professional development, publishing and research needs of 19,000 doctors in Iraq.

Iraq BMJ Learning is a new integrated medical learning and knowledge service provided free to all medical professionals in Iraq by the Ministry of Health. Iraq's medical profession will now gain access to over 500 learning modules on key clinical and non-clinical areas.

Doctors in Iraq can also now access a range of world leading medical journals including The British Medical Journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Gut, Heart, Thorax and the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. They can also publish their own cases internationally on BMJ Case reports and communicate with colleagues across the world through the online community forum 'doc2doc'.

BMJ Learning is currently used in over 100 countries and is recognised as the largest and most trusted independent online learning service for medical professionals.

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SAGE announces SAGE Research Methods Online library board
- 02 Jul 2010

Academic publisher SAGE has announced that seventeen librarians from some of the world's leading research institutions have been selected as advisors in the development of SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO), an innovative online research tool slated for launch in 2011. Representing institutions in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia, the group will provide feedback throughout the development of SRMO from concept to design to beta testing.

SRMO will contain more than 100,000 pages of SAGE's leading book and reference material on research methods across the social and behavioral sciences, enhanced with editorially selected material from top SAGE journals. It will provide advanced search and discovery tools to support researchers as they explore relevant content, including a visual 'methods map' exploring connections between more than 2,000 methods, theories, and terms; and a 'methods lists' function, which will enable users to store and share selected content.

In total, more than 500 books will be available on SRMO. Approximately 9,000 pages of new content will be added each year. The group will advise on the product concept, business model and pricing, as well as providing feedback on the beta version of feature sets, content display, functionality and usability of SRMO.

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SAGE names 14 experts to editorial board of new online research tool
- 05 May 2010

STM publisher SAGE, US, has announced that 14 experts from across the world in social and behavioural research methods have joined the editorial board of SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO). To be launched in 2011, SRMO is an online research tool that seeks to support researchers and students with their selection and understanding of research methods in the social and behavioural sciences. Providing global advisory support during development, the editorial board will engage with various aspects of the product’s design, functionality and content.

The board members are: Alan Bryman, University of Leicester; Arlene Fink, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Graham Crow, University of Southampton; Jason W. Osborne, North Carolina State University; Janet Salmons, Capella University; John Creswell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; John Scott, University of Plymouth; Jörg Blasius, Universität Bonn; Michael S. Lewis-Beck, University of Iowa; Neil Salkind, University of Kansas; Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey; Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey; Paul Atkinson, Cardiff University; and Stewart Donaldson, Claremont Graduate University.

At launch SRMO will contain over 100,000 pages of Sage’s book and reference material on research methods, enhanced with editorially selected material from Sage journals. Delivered to its users through a semantic search tool, content within SRMO will be discovered at the chapter level or reference entry. It will be supported with a browsing tool to allow its users to explore related material hosted within the product.

Other core features within the product will include a visual ‘methods map’ exploring connections between more than 2,000 methods, theories and terms; and a ‘methods lists’ function, which will enable users to store and share selected content.

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