Key milestone for solution to relieve budgets and save time in research communication
Montreal, May 10, 2017-1science enables university and research libraries to radically reduce the time and money spent on accessing and distributing peer-reviewed articles in all fields of research, in all languages, and from all over the world. On four continents, libraries now use 1science products, leveraging 1science’s database of 25 million records to better manage their journal subscriptions, cost-effectively repair, rebuild and expand their journal collections, and quickly fill their repositories.
Libraries worldwide experience growing financial pressures while also being expected to support world class research. Researchers are increasingly short of time, being solicited to do free work everywhere, from peer reviews to helping fill repositories. “There are many solutions to access scholarly literature, but they are either expensive or labor intensive,” states Eric Archambault, 1science’s CEO. “We designed cost-effective solutions to relieve library budgets and to free researchers from time-consuming chores.”
1science’s product line starts with oaFigr, which informs research offices and scholcomm on the current state of their open access efforts compared to a global benchmark. oaFigr is also the best tool available to facilitate libraries’ and documentation centers’ transition to open access, helping librarians calculate offsets for gold and hybrid article processing charges and providing evidence on how to best manage journal subscriptions to maximize value for researchers and students.
The second product, oaFindr is a gateway platform allowing researchers to instantaneously find and download large numbers of peer-reviewed articles and their associated bibliographic records. It provides convenient and flexible access to its growing client base, using the discovery systems and link resolvers offered by EBSCO, ProQuest/Ex Libris and OCLC. A companion product, oaFindr+, helps librarians fill their repositories without having to involve busy faculty and researchers.
1science’s most radical innovation is oaFoldr, the only self-populating and self-updating repository solution on the market. It can be used by research councils, funding organizations and universities that want to almost instantly reach the fill-rate of the most advanced repositories, without having to ask researchers and librarians to spend precious time repeating the work of others.
1science has put in place a global distribution network to service institutions worldwide. Pioneer clients include the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Caltech in California and ETH in Zurich, in addition to other prestigious institutions such as Stanford, McGill and the University of Calgary, and OA leaders such as Trinity University (Texas).
1science’s mission is to reduce the time and money spent on knowledge acquisition and diffusion. 1science develops products combining powerful search and analytics capacities with the highest quality, curated scholarly and scientific information. 1science is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and is affiliated with Science-Metrix, a professional services company specializing in bibliometrics and program evaluation.
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