Qatar University partners with Elsevier to improve impact, dissemination of its authors

Qatar University partners with Elsevier to improve impact, dissemination of its authors
Qatar University partners with Elsevier to improve impact, dissemination of its authors
In an effort to strengthen the functionality of its institutional repository, QSpace IR, Qatar University Library (QUL) has partnered with Elsevier, a company that provides scientific, technical and medical information products and services, to help market QU faculty articles.
 
“The project addresses several of our library needs, including more easily showcasing research published by our faculty and researchers, facilitating a simplified workflow for users and measuring readership statistics through consistency in use of article metadata,” QUL Director Dr. Imad Bachir said. “ScienceDirect APIs also facilitate our compliance with funding body policies by providing automatic updates of article embargo data in our repository.”
 
Elsevier’s ScienceDirect APIs provide QUL’s QSpace IR with an automated feed of metadata and abstracts for QU authored articles in Elsevier journals. Published versions of the ScienceDirect articles will become embedded inside QSpace.
 
“It’s terrific that libraries and publishers are able to work together to expand discoverability of published research, and in ways that reduce duplication of cost and effort for both,” Elsevier Director of Access and Policy Dr. Alicia Wise said.

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