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!
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.