We expanded our LibKey services to help libraries support the changing nature of their researchers’ work, whether on campus or offsite. If you have been a long time BrowZine subscriber, or recently added the LibKey Suite, your subscription includes full access to these expanded services. Please read on for a summary of the highlights!
LibKey services were part of three separate presentations at the September 2020 meeting of the International Group of Ex Libris Users. This newsletter summarizes what librarians from The University of Manchester, University of Western Australia and University of Wisconsin Stevens Point had to report!
Did you know that researchers, long familiar with how to search by bibliographic details like author and keyword, are increasingly searching for articles by DOI? In a 2018 study examining changes in research behavior, the authors found that researchers have become familiar with DOIs through searching Google Scholar and referencing their papers and are now using DOIs to find articles.
The popular LibKey Nomad browser extension is now available for Firefox! With LibKey Nomad already available for Chrome, Edge, Brave and Vivaldi, adding Firefox means even more of your researchers will benefit from LibKey Nomad’s signposting of availability and direct linking to library full text from the scholarly sites they visit on the open web, including publisher pages, PubMed, ResearchGate, databases like Web of Science and Scopus, and Wikipedia.
If your library subscribes to the Pro version of the Trip Database you can now simplify and expedite access to content by integrating LibKey! Trip is the leading evidence-based medical search tool used by researchers around the world. With the new LibKey integration, your users will benefit from fast, one-click access from Trip database citations to millions of library subscribed and open-access articles!
Exciting news: the expanded LibKey Link and LibKey.io are now available! These new services join LibKey Discovery and LibKey Nomad to bring libraries a comprehensive digital access strategy. LibKey provides researchers better awareness of library content, then simplifies access to it, whether users are on-site or remote and whether the point of discovery is within library resources or on the open web.
The popular LibKey Nomad browser extension has been expanded and now supports the browsers Edge, Vivaldi, and Brave! Users of these browsers simply need to add the LibKey Nomad extension to get started. Great news, too, for those who prefer of the Firefox browser: LibKey Nomad is being developed for this popular browser and will be supported in the coming months!
Enhance Web of Science and Scopus with one-click access to content. Good news for libraries using Web of Science or Scopus! The popular LibKey Nomad browser extension has been expanded to work with these important databases.
Add one-click access to millions more articles with new LibKey Discovery update Good news for libraries using Ex Libris Primo and Summon! In addition to providing one-click access to PDFs from publisher sources, LibKey Discovery is now expanded to include one-click access to articles from aggregated sources like EBSCO and ProQuest and from Unpaywall.