Swets and Mendeley are proud to announce the launch of Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets, the innovative tool that enables libraries to connect with research communities. Its arsenal of capabilities enhances the relationship between the library and the success of end users.
Swets, the world's leading information solutions provider, and Mendeley, creators of the revolutionary online reference management and academic social networking tool, joined forces to form a multi-device solution that creates collaboration and interaction among researchers while allowing the library to monitor, support and facilitate the research of their institution, showcasing the value of the library to students and research staff.
With over 1.4 million active users Mendeley has quickly established itself as a valuable research tool among students, professors and researchers in similar fields worldwide. Over 145 million documents make Mendeley the world's largest crowd-sourced information library.
Now, Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets provides this research collaboration and adds the value of the knowledge, guidance and expertise of the traditional library.
"The user-led working environment established by Mendeley has quickly transformed the way that research is undertaken among academic students and researchers," said Frans van Ette, Business Development Director at Swets. "The Institutional Edition sees us reconnecting the knowledge, value and expertise of library staff to the researcher and simultaneously providing key information on usage trends and topics back to the institution. We've worked with librarians in various countries to be sure to meet their wishes."
"Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets enables librarians to support their researchers on a much more detailed and bespoke level than ever before," said Dr. Victor Henning, CEO and Co-Founder of Mendeley. "Users will be able to gain swifter access to the content they need, gain greater support from their institution overall and open up more dynamic and collaborative ways of working, improving the valued research environment Mendeley already provides."
Librarians can us their institutional profile to assist their users in a number of ways:
- Upload their A-Z title list
- Provide professors a means to direct students to important content
- Utilize link resolvers to facilitate speedy access paths to library information
- Increase the reach of researchers by helping them share content and ideas
- Discover peers in similar research fields
- Create the library's own citation style or adopt a standard
Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets offers unique benefits for institutions such as:
- Increase the institution's reputation by showcasing the readership of the library
- Browse the profiles and activities of institution members
- Create an interface to browse member publications
- Quickly determine usage trends for articles and journals
- Identify research trends and to facilitate informed collection development decisions
Visit Swets at booth 1105 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting from January 20-24, 2012 for more information and a demonstration of Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets or visit us online at www.swets.com/mendeley.
Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com) is the world's largest research collaboration platform and academic database. Our desktop, mobile and web applications help people organize, share, and discover new research. Since our launch in 2009, Mendeley has grown to more than 1.4 million users, who have collectively uploaded more than 145 million documents. The Mendeley API (http://dev.mendeley.com) powers a range of exciting new third-party applications that are making science more social and open.
Along the way, we have picked up awards like "Start-Up of the Year" at the 2009 Plugg Conference, "Best Social Innovation Which Benefits Society" at the 2009 TechCrunch Europe Awards, "Start-Up Most Likely To Change The World For The Better" at the 2010 Guardian Activate Summit, "Best Start-Up in Education " at the 2011 Telegraph 100, and the Microsoft/Sunday Times "Tech Track 100" Award 2011.
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.