Clinical Citations from Plum® Analytics
Do What Traditional Citations Cannot
~ New Citation Category Helps Assess Clinical Impact
to Tell the Stories of Clinical Research ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — May 12, 2016 — Plum® Analytics, an EBSCO company, continues to pioneer ways to measure the impact of research by tackling clinical impact with the introduction of a new area of citations: Clinical Citations. This will allow clinical and translational science researchers, and those who fund and publish their work, to track the research with the PlumX™ Suite when the work is cited in materials used for clinical purposes.
The PlumX Suite is a series of five altmetrics products that provide ways to assess and track research, find future funding opportunities and benchmark institutions. The products track metrics in five categories of metrics – Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations. The citations category traditionally includes scholarly indexes. Plum Analytics is the first altmetrics company to broaden the category to include Clinical Citations, instances where the research is cited in a clinical information resource to tell the story of clinical impact.
Plum Analytics Founder and President Andrea Michalek says that Clinical Citations gives these clinical and translational science researchers, funders and publishers an additional way to evaluate this research. “Plum Analytics was created to forge new ways to assess and talk about research and its impact. Clinical impact is a very important part of research impact that is overlooked or underserved. Clinical Citations are Plum Analytics’ latest innovation in assessing impact. Clinical Citations can help those who perform clinical research and translational science tell their stories and get credit for their research.”
The first Clinical Citations in PlumX are from DynaMed Plus® and others will follow. Clinicians rely upon DynaMed Plus to provide instant access to the most current evidence-based information at the point of care to ensure they are making the best decisions for their patients. PlumX conducts text mining of DynaMed Plus topics to see when that topic references a particular piece of research. When it does, PlumX counts it as a Clinical Citation for that study. If multiple topics reference the same study, that research will earn a higher Clinical Citation count. Researchers will be able to see a list of the topics along with links to them in DynaMed Plus from the PlumX Dashboards.
About Plum Analytics
Plum Analytics was founded in 2012 to bring modern ways of measuring research impact to individuals and organizations that use, fund, support, perform, publish or analyze research. Plum Analytics provides contemporary information about research impact and gather metrics (often called altmetrics) about research from more than 30 sources (including PLOS, PubMed, DynaMed Plus and YouTube) and categorizes them into Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations. The PlumX Suite is comprised of five products that ensure that information on research output is available to those that fund, perform, support or publish research based on the unique needs of each group. For more information, visit http://www.plumanalytics.com.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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YBP Library Services Partners with Taylor & Francis to Offer Routledge E-book Titles through GOBI
~ 50,000 E-book Titles from Routledge Add to the Humanities and Social Science E-books Available in GOBI ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — May 10, 2016 — E-books from the Taylor & Francis e-books platform are now available through the GOBI acquisition platform from YBP Library Services (YBP). This helps to simplify the complex process of discovery, acquisition model and content management that libraries have to manage when purchasing books.
As a result of the partnership, libraries can efficiently and conveniently use GOBI to select more than 50,000 e-book titles from Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis and the world’s leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Science. Like all titles that are available from the Taylor & Francis e-books platform, the Routledge e-book titles are available DRM-free.
GOBI provides access to more than 13 million titles, including more than one million e-books from leading publishers and aggregators, all in one place. GOBI users benefit from duplication control across all formats, full-text reviews and refined selection lists, real-time management reports and more. With the addition of Routledge e-book titles, nearly every major publisher platform is now available in GOBI and can be fully integrated with each other and YBP services. Titles from Routledge, Oxford and its UPSO partners, Cambridge, SAGE Knowledge, De Gruyter and its partners, Project Muse and JSTOR can now be filtered through a single point of delivery and service.
Senior Vice President Mark Kendall says that through GOBI’s sophisticated search and discovery functionality, e-books related to the Humanities and Social Science have never been so easy to manage. “YBP is committed to supporting libraries and the needs of the scholars, instructors and professional communities that use Routledge e-books while employing workflows that save time and money.”
T&F’s US & Canada Library Sales Director Evelyn Elias says, “We are pleased to offer more than 50,000 Routledge e-books—including titles from imprints such as Focal Press, Ashgate and Psychology Press—on YBP’s popular GOBI platform, which is an important step toward streamlining the ordering process and improving workflows for our library customers.”
About Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine.
From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues
Routledge is the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences publishing thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Routledge is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides convenient discovery and acquisition of print and e-book titles on more than 25 market-leading publisher and aggregator platforms. YBP supports collection management and technical services to academic, medical, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI®, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 13 million titles in 63 countries worldwide. For more on how YBP simplify the process of discovery, acquisition and content management for libraries, visit www.ybp.com.
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U.S. Federal Library Selects Bibliovation
North Bethesda, MD, May 6, 2016- LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by a civilian U.S. Federal Government Library as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform to manage their bibliographic and digital technical collections. LibLime responded to the Library’s RFP and with a solid technical response and a compelling cost proposal, and has been awarded the contract. LibLime will provide implementation, digital object migration, and support services to the library. LibLime and PTFS specialists will work closely with government staff to replace their legacy commercial bibliographic cataloging system.
The Bibliovation LSP provides an extensible, web based platform from which libraries can manage both traditional bibliographic materials along with digital content, all in a single platform. Supporting MARC21, RDA and geotagging, Bibliovation offers a Rest API-based Discovery Layer integrated with the EDS API and Index Data’s Master Key services, providing the end user the ability to search both catalog and databases at the same time. Bibliovation includes an EDI-compliant acquisitions component; a completely MARC-based cataloging editor for bibliographic, holdings and authority records; and full patron empowerment for purchase requests, ILL requests and reference requests from the Discovery Layer. Bibliovation is completely web-based, FISMA- certified and is hosted in a FedRAMP-compliant hosting facility. The latest release of Bibliovation, which came out in late September, includes a variety of new features such as OCR upon ingest, batch edit of bibliographic records, ‘object-only’ displays in the Discovery Layer, a new reporting module, and notification enhancements.
LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation and support/hosting services. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, Knowvation, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com.