SANTA CLARA, California and LONDON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Atypon® and Figshare today announced a partnership to make authors' supplemental data more discoverable on publishers' Literatum-powered websites. Publishers on Literatum 14.1, the newest generation of Atypon's flagship platform for professional and scholarly publishers, can now embed tables, datasets, videos, and other supplemental material from Figshare on article pages in Literatum.
First implemented for Taylor & Francis, this new service enables users to view supplemental information hosted by Figshare alongside the article in Literatum via the Figshare widget, which renders the supplemental material on the publisher's website. Users who visit this article on Taylor & Francis Online, for example, can watch a related video hosted by Figshare and embedded on the page.
In addition to enhancing article pages on the publisher's site, Figshare also provides publishers with their own Figshare portal where users can browse and filter the supplemental material based on the type of data and the impact. The content is also easily discoverable from search engines. This gives academics other ways to find datasets, videos and other research outputs in their research area that may have previously been hidden in the supplemental data.
Taylor & Francis's Figshare portal currently hosts over 1,400 supplemental files. Every file is easily citable with a DataCite DOI allocated at the point of publication and stored under a Creative Commons License.
"Supplementary information is critical to the research process, and Figshare's service allows us to make this material discoverable to our users," said Gillian Howcroft, Director of eProducts at Taylor & Francis. "We are pleased to collaborate with Figshare and Atypon to roll out this valuable service on Taylor & Francis Online."
"We are excited to facilitate Figshare integration in Literatum for Taylor & Francis," said Jonathan Hevenstone, Senior VP of Business Development at Atypon. "We look forward to supporting other publishers who are interested in this service."
Mark Hahnel, founder of Figshare, added: "It's a privilege to be collaborating with Taylor & Francis and Atypon. Research outputs can take many forms, and we are keen on partnering with Atypon to help publishers improve the dissemination and discoverability of all scholarly research."
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world, including advanced search and information discovery, access control, e-commerce, advertising, and business intelligence. RightSuite, Atypon's enterprise access and e-commerce solution, enables publishers and media organizations to monetize their digital content, experiment with new business models, and optimize revenue streams. For more information, visit http://www.atypon.com.
Figshare is the research data management tool for researchers, academic institutions and publishers. The platform allows any file format to be made visualisable in the browser so that figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets can be disseminated in a way that the traditional scholarly publishing model does not allow. Figshare is a portfolio company of Digital Science.
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