CORE update for April to June 2019

CORE releases CORE Discovery tool

CORE has released a BETA version of the CORE Discovery tool, which offers a one-click access to free copies of research papers whenever you might hit a paywall. 

CORE Discovery

Our free CORE Discovery service provides you with:

  • Highest coverage of freely available content. Our tests have shown CORE Discovery finding more free content than any other discovery system.
  • Free service for researchers by researchers. CORE Discovery is the only free content discovery extension developed by researchers for researchers. There is no major publisher or enterprise controlling and profiting from your usage data.
  • Best grip on open repository content. Due to CORE being a leader in harvesting open access literature, CORE Discovery has the best grip on open content from open repositories as opposed to other services that disproportionately focus only on content indexed in major commercial databases.
  • Repository integration and discovering documents without a DOI. The only service offering seamless and free integration into repositories. CORE Discovery is also the only discovery system that can locate scientific content even for items with an unknown DOI or which do not have a DOI.

The tool is available as:

  • A browser extension for researchers and anyone interested in reading scientific documents
  • Plugin for repositories, enriching metadata only pages in repositories with links to freely available copies of the paper
  • API for developers and third party services

If you are interested in the CORE Discovery plugin do get in touch

CORE receives Vannevar Bush Best Paper Award

Vannevar Bush Best Paper Award The CORE team has also won the Vannevar Bush Best Paper Award at JCDL 2019, one of the most highly recognised digital libraries conference in the world, for our work on analysing how soon authors deposit into repositories, which was driven by CORE data. A blog post about this is already available.

CORE will be used in the REF2021 audit

REF2021 Thanks to the work described in the JCDL 2019 paper, Research England has issued a guidance to UK HEIs stating that CORE will be used in the REF 2021 audit. Read more at the KMi Planet News site.

CORE receives attention at Open Repositories 2019

The CORE Team gave five presentations at the Open Repositories 2019 conference in the topics of: 

  • Assessing Compliance with the UK REF 2021 Open Access Policy
  • Comparing the Performance of OAI-PMH with ResourceSync
  • CORE Analytics Dashboard
  • Analysing the performance of open access papers discovery tools
  • The future of scholarly communications professionals
A tag cloud at OR2019 demonstrates the high visibility of CORE and its team members in the Open Repositories community (handles @oacore and @petrknoth highly visible)

A related blog post is a available at : (I WILL ADD THIS WHEN THE OR2019 BLOG POST IS OUT)

CORE partners with Turnitin, global plagiarism detection software

TurnitInCORE’s contract with Turnitin, a global leader in plagiarism detection software, was announced.  

CORE releases a new web interface

CORE web interface
CORE’s new web interface

CORE has released a brand new website with an easy to follow menu and has updated the list of services it offers to its stakeholders.

CORE Statistics

With regards to the CORE statistics for the period April – June 2019: 

  • Content: CORE increased the number of full texts by merging data with other large scholarly databases. Over 1.5 million new full texts have been added to CORE resulting into the hosting of over 13,364,856 full texts. From now on, CORE does not harvest full text from repositories and journals only, but from other open access sources on the Internet, marking a significant milestone in CORE harvesting. 
  • Data providers: CORE has added 16 new data providers, increasing the content providers number from 4,109 to 4,125. 

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