New Springer platform

As some of you may have seen on the eresources etc blog, Springer have launched a new platform (http://link.springer.com) and are in the process of migrating users to it. UK users are scheduled to be migrated to the new platform during the course of today or tomorrow.

While migration for libraries is expected to be seamless, individual account holders’ accounts are not being migrated so if you have an individual account you should go to link.springer.com and set up a new profile/account.

New features of the platform include the ‘Look inside’ option which allows users to preview two pages of a book chapter that we do not have full access to. When searching there is the option to narrow search results to include only content with full access, or to broaden results to include content that we do not have access to. The ‘Recent Activity’ section allows users to see what is being read by University of Cambridge users. Chapters may be read online or downloaded as pdf files to a variety of devices, and the new site is mobile optimized.

Librarians might be interested in the free training webinars or the first few slides of the SpringerLink powerpoint, which are both available here.

If you have any comments or notice anything that it is not right, please let us know.

RT

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