Altmetrics on Primo

We have just added a free Primo code extension to the CodeShare area in EL Commons, the Ex Libris collaborative platform. It enables libraries using Primo to embed altmetrics from altmetric.com into the search results. I am very excited about this new feature. Read more about my take on altmetrics below the picture. The altmetric.com

Open access, Primo Central and addressing accessibility to open access articles in hybrid journals

The recommendations of the UK’s recent Finch report, looking into potential models for the expansion of access to the published findings of research, sparked interesting discussions about the value and philosophy of gold vs. green open access publishing. The Finch report recommends a model whereby research findings, particularly when research is publicly-funded, should be published

August’s Dog Days

Although for many of us, summer is our favorite season, there’s something to be said for anticipating autumn. Here in New England we’ve been enjoying a warmer season than past summers so I for one am looking forward to cool nights and crispness again, if not a decrease in daily light. I can tell by

New service, new reactions

I’ve been spending some time over the last few weeks calling up some of our bX customers and getting their reactions to the new scholarly article recommender service they’ve implemented for their users. These conversations are essential to me in my job as product manager, to better understand what changes we can/should make in bX,

ALA was a blast for bX!

Last week, we proudly presented the new bX scholarly recommender service to customers and prospects at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual conference in Chicago. This was the first ALA for bX, now that it’s out of development and in production at many libraries, so it was a very exciting time for all Ex Libris

bX is launched. The next ‘killer app’?

As some of you already know, this week we launched the bX scholarly article recommender service in a public beta mode. Those Ex Libris customers attending the ELUNA user group meeting in Richmond this week may already have seen one of the bX demos and share the sentiments of one twitterer who, after seeing a