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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new, Google Scholar auto-affiliation feature is now active in LibKeyNomad. With the LibKey Nomad browser extension installed, users who visitGoogle Scholar will automatically be affiliated with their institution. If your library is participating in the Google Library Links program, users will now see their library’s link resolver appear in the Google Scholar results – no action needed by the user or the library!
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!