Content linking from your discovery service, simplified
Resolve DOI and PMID requests through the library, not pirate sites
One-click access to library content discovered on the web
One-click access to content anywhere OpenURL is used
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
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
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
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
33% reduction in unnecessary ILL requests
Reduced delay in patron access
Less wasted staff time
Improved linking reliability
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
“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
Add one-click access to full text articles and journal issue linking to the article records of all leading discovery services. LibKey Discovery eliminates the confusing maze of clicks to deliver the experience users expect, save researchers valuable time, and reduce help desk requests.
Users often start their research at sites outside the library, such as PubMed, Wikipedia and publisher pages. LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that detects available scholarly content, notifies the user of availability, and connects them to the content in one-click. LibKey Nomad may be downloaded by users or be deployed centrally across computers at your organization.
Visualize your ejournal collection and present them in a format so they can be easily browsed and read. BrowZine drives journal engagement and keeps your researchers current in the literature.
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.
Installed @third_iron‘s LibKey Nomad this morning so I can teach it to my students. It’s so great!
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
Kate and Michelle
Learn more about LibKey Nomad – the browser extension for Chrome, Edge, Firefox and more that harnesses the power of LibKey’s one-click linking technology and brings it directly to where your researcher’s are – in the open web!
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…
Tony Espe and Rebecca Wisniewski discuss using ILL requests to evaluate and troubleshoot discovery service interface problems.
“That brings us back to our research question, exactly how many of our patrons were submitting ILL request for online items that they could have access themselves through the university library.”