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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We are delighted to announce that LibKey integration with OCLC Worldcat Discovery now includes retraction notifications! If you have previously integrated LibKey with OCLC WorldCat Discovery, results that return records of retracted articles will clearly indicate retraction status in the citation result.
Many libraries subscribe to hybrid journals, subscription journals in which some articles are Open Access. The number of hybrid journals, and the number of authors electing to publish Open Access in these titles, is increasing. With article-level intelligence, LibKey determines which articles are Open Access and which are not.
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.