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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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    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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    Deliver 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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    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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  • Case Study

    Central Installation of LibKey Nomad to Improve Equity of Access: A Case Study of Chesterfield Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Rebecca Stephens is the Systems and E-Resources Librarian at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where she supports their electronic resources including e-books and electronic journals. She helps with research, and with training on library systems for the library’s users.

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    Third Iron Announces Available LibKey Integration with CAB Direct

    LibKey simplifies and accelerates full text access for researchers using CAB Direct. Third Iron, LLC, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers and their users, announced the availability of LibKey integration for libraries subscribing to CABI databases on CAB Direct.

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  • Case Study

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

    St. Norbert is a small, private, liberal arts college in De Pere, Wisconsin, right next to Green Bay. It is affiliated with the Catholic Norbertine Order. In addition to 2,200 faculty and students, the campus also has members of the Norbertine Order working and teaching there, a unique feature of the college

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

    Seton Hall University is a private Catholic institution with campuses in South Orange, Newark, and Nutley, New Jersey. Seton Hall University Library is the main library for the South Orange campus and there are other campus libraries, including the Seminary Library and the Law Library.

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    Third Iron Newsletter – 3/29/2021

    Many services support adding an additional access link link to Open Access articles using data from services like Unpaywall and CORE. Third Iron will be going a step further by ingesting Unpaywall data into our LibKey to make it a functional part of our linking algorithm.

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