We are also using the API to make it simple for users to browse the issue the article came from, and from there the entire journal. We hope this will aid the 'serendipitous discovery'.
|Browzine integration in One Search search results showing the direct link to PDF and the 'View Complete Issue' link|
Why are we doing this?We believe there are two advantages to leveraging Browzine's technology within One Search:
- One click to PDF - Getting to fulltext from One Search can be problematic - often there are a chain of clicks, first to Find It @ JCU Library, then in the publisher site, and then to the PDF link - and every publisher has a different way of providing a link to the PDF
- The link to the issue of a journal opens up a world of possibilites for serendipitous discovery within a discipline, by seeing the article in the context of the issue and journal it appears in we believe students will be exposed to relevant (in the context of their studies, as opposed to the content of a particular assignment) content that will broaden their understanding and engagement in their academic disciplines. This sort of discovery was sidelined by replacement of print by electronic and database searching, we see this as one way of re-enabling it.
FeedbackPlease let us know what you think through the feedback link in One Search.
What is Browzine?Browzine.com is a service JCU Library provides to enable users to track and manage newly published journal literature in their disciplines of choice. There is a simple signup using your email and choosing a password.
Once logged in you can create a 'newstand' of your favourite journals and get notification when a new issue is released that includes the table of contents and links to the articles.
You can save and share your favourite articles. An app for mobile devices is available and syncs seamlessly with the website and each instance you have of the app.
Read more here...