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    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.

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

    When medical librarians talk to Third Iron staff about their priorities, there are two that recur: the need to support clinical staff with quick, easy access to their research collections; and the need to get as much value as possible for the money they spend on their purchased resources.

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    January 9, 2024 – Announcing the release of LibKey Nomad++

    We are thrilled to announce the release of LibKey Nomad++, the latest upgrade to our beloved LibKey Nomad browser extension. With LibKey Nomad++, we’ve incorporated highly requested features to enhance the user experience.

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    November 2, 2023 – The best links to Open Access articles start with the best data

    Hundreds of thousands of Open Access article are published each year in Gold, Bronze, and Hybrid journals. Yet each publisher uses a different method to label articles as Open Access. As a result, it is common for data about which articles are Open Access to be incorrect and incomplete.

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    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. The University’s Unimore Libraries is a robust network of seven libraries across its campuses including economics, law, humanities, and medical libraries among other specializations. Collectively they serve around 28,000 patrons.

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    April 4, 2023 – Third Iron 2023 Product Roadmap Recap

    A big thanks to everyone who was able to join our 2023 Product Roadmap webinars! Turnout was terrific and we appreciate the time everyone gave to attend. We were pleased to share details about what all our libraries can expect this year, including LibKey enhancements and new products, along with a 2023 Roadmap presentation by Third Iron President and Chief Librarian John Seguin.

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    February 23, 2023 – LibKey Nomad Now Links to E-Books

    Great news! The popular LibKey Nomad browser extension now increases access beyond scholarly articles to include E-Books from your library. When a user who has installed LibKey Nomad arrives at popular publisher sites and platforms that reference available E-Books, LibKey Nomad will indicate that access is available from the library, then connect the user to the E-Book content!

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    December 19, 2022 – BrowZine Email Alerts

    The popular My Bookshelf feature of BrowZine just got even better! For researchers who save journals to their BrowZine My Bookshelf, a regular email will be sent listing the journals with newly available articles. A convenient Read Now button will appear next to each journal in the notification.

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    December 7, 2022 – Interview with John Seguin, MLS, Better Linking to OA Articles

    Third Iron Co-Founder and President John Seguin, MLS joined Rob Karen of Library Lever for the recent Common Stacks podcast episode. In it, John discusses how the growing number of hybrid journals is creating new opportunities for libraries to improve access to Open Access content and how LibKey services are uniquely positioned to help libraries benefit.

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