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BioOne is pleased to announce the official launch of BioOne Mobile, an optimized website now available to smartphone users at www.bioone.org. With this new mobile interface, all content from BioOne’s 167 journals and book series is available for easy access to faculty, students, and researchers via their iPhones, Androids, and Blackberry smartphones.
Because BioOne’s optimization is site-wide, there is no app to download or keep updated. Instead, users will be automatically directed to BioOne’s mobile site whenever they access the site from a compatible mobile device. Users accessing the site from an iPad or tablet are shown the full site for optimal viewing, but can select the mobile site if they prefer.
Just as on the full BioOne site, users are able to access abstracts and the full text of open access articles without a subscription. Users can also access their account profiles; execute complex searches, sorting by most-recent, most-downloaded, or most-cited articles; and save PDFs for future access.
Users associated with an institutional subscription can easily pair their device with their university’s access privileges, giving them access all subscribed content, whether they are in the library or on-the-go.
BioOne has created a number of resources to assist libraries and researchers using BioOne Mobile. Please visit http://www.bioone.org/page/resources/mobile for more information.
The publisher Walter de Gruyter will be launching a new site in December to supercede the current platform Reference Global. The Beta version is currently available - http://beta.degruyter.com/ - and you are encouraged to try it out and give some feeback before the launch.
If you have a current user account with Reference Global this will not be transferred to De Gruyter Online, so you will have to re-register with them in December to activate your user account and subscribe to alerts.
All users who participate in the online survey to provide feedback will be entered into a draw to win an iPad2.
Following an agreement between Ex Libris (suppliers of Voyager, Metalib, SFX etc) and Elsevier (providers of ScienceDirect, Scopus and SciVerse) users of ScienceDirect and Scopus will now see the bx Recommender service along with the articles they find themselves. Bx gives suggestions for further reading, generated by researchers' usage data, in a similar way to that which is commonly found on sites such as Amazon.
Bx is already available on the elibrary, and is proving very useful in presenting users with highly relevant material beyond what they find through their own searches. The article recommendations are based on an analysis of hundreds of millions of usage logs contributed by worldwide users of the SFX ejournals link resolver system.
Adding bx to ScienceDirect and Scopus will bring added value to these systems too. Bx allows users to find scholarly articles by tapping into the collective wisdom of researchers across the globe.
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