Subjects: Services, Consulting
Strategic mobile library development - a report from UCD Library, Ireland
Bringing the academic library to mobile users is a complex process. Read how a project team from UCD Library in Ireland tackled the problem and built an app that met user expectations.
Maintaining the relevance of libraries in the digital age
Libraries have always added value to the research process, but in the digital age how does the provision of cutting-edge tools help with researchers' workflows? Read on.
Building citations and reputations with Open Data
How can open data and a comprehensive research data management plan help to build institutional reputation and researcher citations?
Swets adds OpenAthens to its portfolio of Access Management services for libraries.
Swets, announced earlier today that it has signed a reseller agreement with Eduserv, the non-profit dedicated to developing and delivering technology services for the public sector. This agreement sees Swets adding the highly popular OpenAthens advanced access management system to its portfolio of Access Management services for libraries.
How to Win with Research Data Management in Academic Libraries
Research data management (RDM) is of critical importance to institutions and libraries. The new infographic from Swets looks at the main problems and barriers to effective RDM and how to solve them.
How happy are you that your doctor might be using Google to make diagnoses?
Picture the scene: you’re lying in your hospital bed, and your consultant is browsing Google on his smartphone to work out what the problem is.
EDP Open Survey Reveals Learned Society Attitudes towards Open Access
EDP Open recently ran a survey about the impact of open access on learned societies. They share their key findings with us in this post.
Swets Publisher survey on open access and APC management
What is the current status of open access across scholarly publishers, particularly concerning APCs (article processing charges)? Complete our short survey if you are a publisher and have your say.
Integrated platforms: what next-generation ILS technology means for you
Library automation and integrated systems is an important feature of the modern library. Find out how next-generation integrated library systems (ILS) can benefit you in this post.
Medical point-of-care information: what, where and why?
In the rapidly-changing and time-short medical world, there is a growing need for comprehensive authoritative information sources. This post explores the possibilities.
Swets retains its global ISO 9001:2008 certificate for another 3 years!
Swets, the global leader in managing professional information for publishers, libraries and other information centers, is delighted to announce that the company has successfully retained its global ISO 9001:2008 certification, passing its recent ISO audits with flying colors. The new certificate is valid for a further three years, running until July 2017.
What to consider when building an eBook collection
Acquiring and managing eBook collections is tricky, we all know that. We have put together a free checklist of things to consider from the library perspective when starting on building on an eBook collection. Read the full article
How to compare sources of non-subscribed library content
Let’s take a closer look at the document acquisition options reviewed in the last blog post. A 2012 study examined the costs of library resource sharing, but cost is only one factor in acquisition decision-making.
New search technology for medical information access
Medical professionals need comprehensive and high quality information at their fingertips. As technology moves forward continuously, what are the best ways to give access the best information?
The librarian’s checklist for collection management metrics
Working out which data to use during and collection analysis process can be challenging. Use our simple checklist to guide you through the process.
QR codes, NFC and mobile tagging for libraries - a big flop?
The explosion of smartphones has created the potential to connect the physical and digital worlds, including by QR codes and NFC tech. Is it just a big fad that will pass, or are there some useful applications for these tools?
American Society for Microbiology: the latest addition to the SwetsWise eBook catalog
Swets, the global market leader in managing professional and scholarly information, is pleased to announce that the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press has agreed to make its titles available to order via SwetsWise, Swets’ online content management and procurement platform.
Swets and Ex Libris Collaborate to Streamline Library Operations
Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, has entered into a collaborative partnership with Swets. The collaboration will provide staff at academic and research libraries with a new, streamlined acquisition process compatible with both Ex Libris Alma and the SwetsWise platform.
Mobile Technology for Academic Libraries - why optimize?
Mobile use is rising, and to continue meeting the needs of their users, libraries must optimize their websites and content for mobile access. Find out why in this introductory guide.
Swets named in 2013 EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the Digital Content Industry
Swets is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2013 EContent 100 List of Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry. Selection of the companies for the EContent 100 List falls to a team of judges including editors from Information Today, Inc., EContent magazine contributing editors, and other industry experts.