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    August 30, 2022 – Angular 1.8 Update

    Ex Libris plans to update the software framework of the Primo discovery service this November to Angular 1.8. We have anticipated this change and, if you have LibKey integrated with your Primo instance, it is likely that no action is needed and LibKey will continue to work seamlessly.

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    August 25, 2022 – LibKey Nomad Now Available for Safari

    The LibKey Nomad browser extension is used by over 1.1 million researchers to connect from article citations found on the open web to full text provided by their libraries. Even more researchers can benefit as LibKey Nomad is now available for the Safari browser.

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    August 15, 2022 – New Third Iron Usage Reports

    You may have noticed a difference in your recent Third Iron usage reports. We have just completed the first phase of an expansion to the Third Iron Analytics Report to help libraries better understand how Third Iron services are being used. In the new report, LibKey usage is delineated based on where LibKey is being used.

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    LibKey Now Integrated with Litmaps

    Third Iron, LLC, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers, and their users, announced an integration of their LibKey service with Litmaps, a browser-based platform that enables researchers to visualize, expand, and communicate their research. This integration delivers one-click linking to PDF articles from Litmaps citation records.

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

    Volker Braun is a Diplom-Bibliothekar (graduate librarian) and long-time staff member there who works in a number of roles which include research and reference support, working with the IT team, conducting literature searches, and maintaining and improving the library website.

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    Third Iron Integrates Retraction Watch Data

    Third Iron, LLC, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers, and their users, announced the integration of article retraction data provided by Retraction Watch into their LibKey and BrowZine services. Users of BrowZine and LibKey are informed of an article’s retracted status when they view it in BrowZine, when they find it in library services like databases and discovery platforms, or when the article is found searching open websites like PubMed and Wikipedia.

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    January 30, 2022 – LibKey helps stop the citation of retracted articles

    Does the library have a role in stopping the use of retracted articles? As the number of retracted articles is increasing with the rate of scholarly publication, this question is becoming more important. Retraction status is poorly and unevenly communicated by indexes and publishers, aggregators rarely label an article as retracted after it has been loaded into their databases, and pirate sites like SciHub make no effort to note retraction status of articles they illegally host.

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    November 8, 2021 – Delivering the best Open Access linking

    Third Iron has taken the unique step of locally loading, analyzing, and adding to Unpaywall data so that LibKey now delivers the best, most comprehensive, and most reliable access to Open Access articles available! For libraries using LibKey services, this means connecting your users to more content.

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    June 14, 2021 – Better linking from any point of discovery and more!

    Did you know LibKey can also be added virtually anywhere you are using your link resolver to get users to full text? This includes all of your databases, bibliographic management tools like RefWorks, and more! Reducing the clicks to content and increasing link reliability saves researchers time and provides a better user experience, all while reducing broken links, the number of library help desk tickets and unnecessary ILL requests.

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