Leiden, The Netherlands
August 17, 2012
Mendeley Institutional Edition unleashes its power for early adopters
Leading research universities and institutions around the world have signed up for the research productivity, collaboration and analytics tool developed by Swets and Mendeley.
Mendeley Institutional Edition, the powerful new tool for libraries from Swets and Mendeley, has already been adopted by several leading universities and institutes around the world. These early adopters have taken advantage of the deep insights Mendeley Institutional Edition provides to librarians, including what articles their researchers have published and what the reach of that research is. A dashboard displays what content is being read and matches the results with the licensed content provided by the library. Students and researchers get the benefits of a social discovery service combined with a reference manager and collaboration platform.
The first institutions to adopt Mendeley Institutional Edition include:
• VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
• University of Pittsburgh, University of Nevada (Reno)
• Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
• Forestry and Fisheries Research Council of Japan
• University of Western Ontario
• Several other institutions in the San Francisco Bay area and the East Coast of the USA.
Mendeley Institutional Edition adds value to the researcher and librarian workflow. For researchers it provides a premium personal account to manage documents and bibliographies, as well as facilitating collaboration with other researchers across the world. For libraries, it provides an intuitive interface presenting new metrics on the reading, publishing and sharing behavior of their users in real time, unlike traditional publisher usage statistics or the impact factor, which is delayed by up to 3 years.
Why is it so important? Libraries can integrate themselves more into the workflows of researchers, and learn directly from their research behaviors. In addition, the analytics tools provide real-time visibility on the relative value of the library’s journal holdings, which are linked directly to end-users via the platform. In terms of making existing workflows more effective, all users for a participating institution are automatically provided with a premium personal account.
Head Librarian at University of Western Ontario, Joyce Garnett, described Mendeley Institutional Edition as a “significant addition to our digital toolbox”, and that “it will facilitate citation management for individual researchers, collaboration for research groups, and, through use of its analytics capacity, enable librarians to assess the relevance and use of our collections”.
The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (the largest applied research facility of its kind in Northern Europe) are also a new customer, commenting that “Mendeley Institutional Edition give us the opportunity to collaborate within our research community.”
Swets CEO, David Main, expressed his delight that so many universities had seen the benefits of Mendeley Institutional Edition, adding, “we have worked intensively with Mendeley and several libraries and universities around the world to ensure the service Mendeley Institutional Edition is aligned with the specific needs of our customers”.
Lisa Kurt from University of Nevada in Reno adds, “the collaborative nature of Mendeley is a game-changer for our institution. Mendeley is solving a very real problem in a rather elegant way”. Libraries can now be a part of this new way of working, with Mendeley Institutional Edition.
Mendeley is one of the world's largest research collaboration platforms, used by over 1.6 million researchers worldwide. Mendeley provides real-time statistics, trends by research area, and recommendations for related research based on its crowd-sourced database of over 200 million research documents. Launched in January 2009, the company has offices in London and New York, and its investors include former founders and executives of Skype, Last.fm and Warner Music Group.
Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. We develop and deliver innovating services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world we actively serve clients and publishers in over 160 countries. Our active role in today’s complex information marketplace has led E-Content Magazine to award us regularly in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” We are the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, which pays testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures.
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Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. We develop and deliver innovating services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world we actively serve clients and publishers in over 160 countries. Our active role in today’s complex information marketplace has led E-Content Magazine to award us regularly in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” We are the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, which pays testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures. www.swets.comSwets is the world's leading information services company. We build on 110 years of experience to maximize the return on investments in time and money for clients and publishers in today's complex information marketplace. With clients in over 160 countries and more than twenty offices around the world, Swets is a true "long tail" powerhouse that provides the most comprehensive and sophisticated e-commerce platform currently available in its field.