Advanced Library Technologies

AI-powered technology delivers the fastest, most reliable, and status-aware access

Help avoid broken links and paywall dead-ends to keep the library at the center of the research workflow

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AI-Powered linking, now in your discovery service

Simplify and improve access to content from all your library databases

Intelligently connect to library content from open web searching

DOI and PMID resolution technology seamlessly connects researchers to library resources

Incorporate Third Iron data and links into your custom applications

Case Study

The Digital Content team at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Library is on a journey

The team’s leader, Heather Da Vanzo relates how the user research they conducted revealed access barriers patrons were encountering in their workflow.

“We’re still on that journey of trying to reduce the number of clicks for the user. It is almost hard to take myself back to where we were because we’ve come so far, and LibKey Nomad has really made us go that far very quickly.”

Heather Da Vanzo / Digital Content Team Leader, Liverpool John Moores University Library

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Case Study

How medical libraries use LibKey Nomad to improve clinical outcomes and increase use of library resources

“It’s really important to get value for money because we’re spending taxpayer’s money in buying these resources. LibKey Nomad has enabled us to get much better value out of what we’ve purchased.”

Helen Swales / Library Manager, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

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Case Study

How The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia use LibKey and BrowZine to improve access to library resources

The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia is located in the Italian cities of Modena and Reggio Emilia northwest of Bologna. Its roots go all the way back to around 1175 when a legal training school was opened at the request of city officials.

How The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia use LibKey and BrowZine to improve access to library resources

Case Study

Ochsner Health

How Ochsner Health deployed LibKey Nomad to 35,000 company computers and improved article access for its physicians and employees

“This new tool you had put on my computer… It’s great. I click it and download the PDF. Since I’ve been at Ochsner, it’s never been easier to use the Medical Library.”

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Case Study

Seton Hall University

How Seton Hall University uses LibKey to simplify access and drive engagement with library resources

LibKey made a big difference in usability, making it easier for users to get the resources they wanted, and to do that faster and with less frustration.
“Wow, this sounds like something we’ve been dreaming of for a long time and it really has been pretty incredible.

Chris Duffy / Associate Dean of the Health Sciences Library

Seton Hall LibKey Case Study

Conference Presentation

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

How the library is using LibKey to reduce unnecessary Interlibrary loan requests

The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point is a four year, comprehensive regional public university located in the central portion of the US State of Wisconsin. in 2019, UWSP enrolled 7,251 students and employed 1,247 staff members. The library’s collection includes approximately one half million physical items, access to 130,000 print and online periodicals and maintains subscriptions to 280 databases. Library patrons are able to discover and explore the library’s collection using Ex Libris’ Primo interface.

“LibKey has dramatically improved my reference and instruction service.”

Troy Espe

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    33% reduction in unnecessary ILL requests

  • Icon - Reduce delay in access

    Reduced delay in patron access

  • Less wasted staff time

  • Icon - improved linking reliability

    Improved linking reliability

Conference Presentation

The University of Manchester

How The University of Manchester Library reduced support ticket volume by 25%

The University of Manchester Library is one of the great libraries of the world. It sits at the heart of England’s first and most eminent civic university, welcoming millions of students, researchers and visits every year to its 11 sites, which include The John Rylands Library, home to one of the most remarkable university Special Collections in the world.

“It’s so much clearer and so much better that people are asking, ‘Why isn’t it this way to begin with?’

Tim O’Neill / Electronic Resources Coordinator

  • Reduced Support Ticket Volume by 25%

  • Improved usability to save 100 days of wasted researcher time per year

  • LibKey led to 75% fewer clicks

  • LibKey led to large time savings

Conference Presentation

The University of Manchester at IGELU 2020

How The University of Manchester provides seamless access to the most extensive digital library collection in the UK using LibKey and other tools

“The full text PDF is opened in a single click. That includes our authentication layer. So there’s no need for the academic or student to navigate complex publisher platforms.”

Tim O’Neill / Electronic Resources Coordinator

Saved 73,000 clicks every month across the university

Case Study

St. Norbert College

How St. Norbert College Library uses LibKey to Simplify Access and Keep the Library at the Center of Research Workflow

“We want to be that valued and trusted source for our students and our faculty. One important way to do that is to do what we can to ensure that our users can easily find and access the information that we say we have within the library collection.”

Mitchell Scott / Collection Management Librarian

We've been looking for this functionality for a long time. It's been really big for us. - Quote from St Norbert about LibKey

Case Study

Central Installation of
LibKey Nomad to Improve
Equity of Access at
Chesterfield Royal Hospital

“It’s removed the barriers and the confusion of navigating through the different websites. It’s much quicker and more time efficient because it’s made it easier to find the full text PDF and to download the article.”

Rebecca Stephens / Systems and E-Resources Librarian

Downloads increased nearly 500%

Conference Presentation

University of Western Australia: Navigating the Maze of Article Discovery

“We knew that our users wanted less clicks. …users wanted to decrease the incidence of broken links, dead ends and loops…they wanted the library to be integrated into their preferred discovery spaces, to provide clear links to subscribe resources. And [they] wanted to be assured that they will find what they need in a wide variety of online situations in the simplest way possible.”

Kael Driscoll / Librarian, Collection and Access Services

It's been very popular and seamless with our users since we implemented in February, 2020

Case Study

Improving Access With LibKey:
Survey results from the Medical Library Mannheim at Heidelberg University

“With LibKey it’s not too complicated to see where the link to the full text is. People can save at least one click to get the full text with LibKey.”

Volker Braun / Diplom-Bibliothekar

Improving Access with LibKey - Survey results from the Medical Library Mannheim at Heidelberg University

Client Feedback

Scihub became popular not only because it provides access to paywalled articles, but because it’s EASY. Just one click! So much so that people who have institutional access still use Scihub. LibKey *finally* solved the one-click issue via library access.

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Dan Quintana

Installed @third_iron‘s LibKey Nomad this morning so I can teach it to my students. It’s so great!

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Keegan Sinski

I got this feedback today “OMG Michelle, Nomad is just the best thing ever! It is saving me hours of faffing about, thank you so much!” @CCCU_PH

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Kate and Michelle

@Browzine is a nice place to manage publication notifs for fave journals. Available through many univ libraries. Links with your credentials for fast access to everything you get notifs for — great if you want to avoid the further steps of logging in and hunting things down.


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Elizabeth Beese

@UCSCLibrary: thanks for adding a download PDF option & LibKey redirect to journal articles, which I see as a tremendous gift of TIME

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Juan Manuel Pedroza

Used by over 1,500 libraries in over 35 countries!