CORE helps Lean Library to provide its users with freely accessible copies of research papers

CORE follows its mission and makes open access more visible and reusable by being an enabling infrastructure. This time CORE joins its forces with Lean Library, whose aim is to provide seamless access to research materials for users. Due to this collaboration with Lean Library, the CORE Discovery service will now be indirectly used by library systems integrating Lean Library, thereby reaching more users. More information about this integration can be found here.

CORE listed Number 1 in the list of top 21 free online journal and research databases

Image from the Scribendi website, 101 Free Online Journal and Research Databases for Academics.

An online editing and proofreading company, Scribendi, has recently put together a list of top 21 freely available online databases

. It is a pleasure to see CORE listed as Number 1 resource in this list. CORE has been included in this list thanks to its large volume of open access and free of cost content, offering 66 million of bibliographic metadata records and 5 million of full-text research outputs. Our content originates from open access journals and repositories, both institutional and disciplinary and can be accessed via our read more...

Recommender sunset period

We first released our EPrints recommender (previously called ‘CORE Widget’) in April 2013 and since then, have made many improvements to it and our recommendation systems. We blogged about our most recent changes which you can read about here.

As a result, it means that we will stop supporting old versions of the recommender. If you installed the recommender on or before the 10th October 2016, you will need to upgrade.

Any old version of the recommender will cease to work on Monday 20th February 2016.

  • How do I know if I need to upgrade?

In EPrints, visit ‘Admin’, ‘System Tools’, ‘Eprints Bazaar’. In the list of installed plugins, if you see ‘CORE Widget’ or version 0.x.x, then you will need to upgrade. For example, if you see the following information, you will need to upgrade:An old version of the CORE Recommender

Notice how the title is CORE Widget and the website link is core.kmi.open.ac.uk.

If you are on the latest version, you will see the name as ‘CORE Recommender’, the version will be 1.x.x. An example of this is:

A CORE Recommender EPrints installation at the latest version

Here, the title is CORE Recommender and has a link to our new website address https://core.ac.uk.

For non-EPrints installations:
We previously offered a Javascript installation process. The best way to know if you need to upgrade is if the API key you are using is longer than 20 characters. If you are still unsure, please get in touch.

  • Can I use my old API key using the upgraded recommender?

No, you will need to register for a recommender ID. Your existing API key will continue to be valid for our API v2 requests.

If you need any help with upgrading or have any further questions, please contact us or write a comment below. We’ll be happy to help.

 

CORE released a new Dataset

picture1We are pleased to announce that we have released a new version of our dataset, which contains data aggregated by CORE in a downloadable file.

It is intended for (possibly computationally intensive) data analysis. Here you can read the dataset description and the download page. If you need fresh data, and your requirements are not computationally intensive, you can also use our API.