CORE reaches 30 million visits per month – Jisc scholarly communications

“CORE has reached a new milestone of 30 million monthly active users. This follows already significant growth of CORE’s user base in 2020, as we only reported achieving 20 million monthly users in June 2020. 

This usage growth is also reflected in a substantial improvement of CORE’s Alexa Global Rank. As of November 1, 2020, CORE is listed among the top 2,000 websites by user engagement, calculated from a combination of daily visitors and page views on a website over the last 90 days. In the beginning of December, CORE achieved 1,528 positions on the rank. …”

Open Access Helper

“There are more than 25 million Open Access versions of otherwise “paywalled” scientific articles, however they are often not easy to find.

Open Access Helper for iOS & macOS is designed to help you get easy access to these documents, with a lot of help from some amazing APIs….

Open Access Helper is designed to make finding the best Open Access location easy. Whenever my app comes across a DOI, it will query the APIs of unpaywall.org & core.ac.uk to see if an Open Access copy is available elsewhere.

The App is free and Open Source and I have no intention to change that….”

International Open Access Week, Talk-1 | KLA Weblog

“CORE: how to gain free access to millions of open access scientific papers

Speaker: Nancy Pontika, PhD
Open Access Aggregation Officer
CORE, UK
Web: https://core.ac.uk , Twitter: @oacore (https://twitter.com/oacore)
Date and Time: Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 3:00pm IST.
Watch the YoutTube Live from here ….”

Tool to Support with REF2021 Open Access Compliance has been released in the New Version of the CORE Repository Dashboard – CORE

“CORE is happy to announce the release of a new version of the CORE Repository Dashboard. The update will be of particular interest to UK repositories as we are releasing with it a new tool to support REF2021 open access compliance assessment. The tool was developed for repository managers and research administrators to improve the harvesting of their repository outputs and ensure their content is visible to the world. Full details here.”

CORE helps Lean Library to provide its users with freely accessible copies of research papers – Jisc scholarly communications

“Lean Library – a browser extension that brings library services directly into a patron’s browser – enriches its services with CORE’s help and brings to its users even more open access articles….

The Lean Library browser extension delivers library services into library users’ workflows, wherever they are….[It directs] users to open access materials whenever they hit a paywall. By utilising the CORE Discovery API, Lean Library is able to extend its pool of open access materials, helping libraries meet the needs of their users….”

CORE update for April to June 2020 – Jisc scholarly communications

“A large proportion of  CORE development resources were directed to the release of a new version of the CORE Repository Dashboard. Access to the standard CORE Dashboard is freely available to every CORE data provider. The CORE Repository Dashboard received a brand-new design, user-friendly interface and a number of new features, developed for repository managers and research administrators, to help them improve the harvesting of their repository outputs and ensure their content is visible to the world. The update will be of particular interest to UK repositories, as we have released with it a new tool to support REF2021 open access compliance assessment….

In parallel to updating the CORE Repository Dashboard, another CORE development team  launched the CORE Repository Edition. This service comes with full access to an improved version of the CORE Repository Dashboard and provides a powerful range of add-on tools for repositories that enhances the control of content for repository managers and improves the end-user experience. This service guarantees support for repositories, libraries and their content managers in the following three areas: discoverability, functionality and support. Read the full details here….”

CORE reaches 20 million monthly users – Jisc scholarly communications

“For nearly a decade, we have followed our mission to bring open access research to the public, facilitating  free unrestricted access to research for all.

We are excited to announce that we have just reached another milestone on this journey. Specifically, we have reached 20 million monthly active users for the first time. The COVID epidemic has clearly demonstrated an increased need and interest for people to access the results of science. In the era of misinformation, open access to research gives people the hope that truth and facts will prevail….”

Quarterly OA Digest – June 2020 – Jisc scholarly communications

“As we move towards what we hope will be a loosening of lockdown and a reduction in the risk from the coronavirus itself, we are starting to see the wider damage that has been done to our HE sector and our economy as a whole. We do not know what the new normal will be, or when that stability will arise. Institutions have different ideas as to how they might work over the next year, but prominent amongst all of them is an increased reliance on remote access, remote presence, and serious and sustained cost saving. There will be increased pressure on libraries to show enhanced support at reduced cost. Open access is at the heart of all of these issues. We will continue to work hard to give our members the best value we can in our services to save them time and money in dealing with open access issues. As reported here, Jisc is returning to renegotiate national publisher contracts in line with the changed environment. We have completed the first round of supplier evaluations for the repository dynamic purchasing system to try and identify the best value for members. We are working across services to help members in policy compliance and improve system efficiency and workflows. As ever, contact us if we can assist you through our services, advice, relationships or information and we will do our best to help….”