From Val Podbelski (ReadCube Marketing & Sales Associate)
Over the past couple of years, there have been several tools trying to solve issues researchers encounter during each stage of the research lifecycle. There are interconnected discovery websites to help search for scholarly literature, reference managers to help manage and sort citations, and even writing platforms to help create manuscripts. However, during arguably the most crucial stage of the cycle, persists one major issue: access to full-text scholarly articles.
The Dimensions team saw the need to redefine discovery and access to research. That’s why it made sense for Dimensions to natively integrate Anywhere Access’ technology into its platform to deliver full-text access where available.
How does 1-click full-text access work?
Anywhere Access is a next-generation solution that provides instant 1-click access to the full-text PDF for Open Access content. For subscribing institutions, that instant full-text access extends to include any institutional subscriptions holdings as well. The cloud-based technology behind Anywhere Access allows the researcher to not only search across multiple platforms but also physically search wherever they may be. Anywhere Access works with SSO and institutional proxies so researchers can continue to discover the latest literature both on and off campus.
Rather than a friction-filled, multi-step process that leaves researchers feeling more confused and without the article, users will see the familiar PDF icon. After clicking the “View PDF” button access to the full text of an article appears in seconds. And that’s it – no extra clicks, tabs or scrolls to find the article.
Additionally, another great feature of Anywhere Access is that Dimensions users never leave the page they are viewing. The selected article will appear in a shadow box on top of the discovery page, so all search filters are saved.
What’s more, Anywhere Access streams the full-text PDF in ReadCube’s popular Enhanced PDF format adding an extra layer of interactive reading. (Want to understand more of the ePDF? Visit our other blog post).
Christian Herzog, CEO of Dimensions said, “Anywhere Access and Dimensions are a perfect match: a powerful discovery tool with 95m publications and 4 billion links, paired with the technology to get instant access to the full-text articles licensed by the own organization – is the killer application everybody has been waiting for. Cross-publisher discovery and compliant access brokering realized as a smart and almost invisible piece of infrastructure, allowing the user to lawfully access content on almost every location…”
While Anywhere Access works with a multitude of third-party websites we can’t help but be excited of this collaboration between Dimensions and Anywhere Access. Together, they remove friction and provide a seamless workflow for researchers.