Mendeley Institutional Edition expands its user base in Asia-Pacific region
Nov 26, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Leiden, The Netherlands and London, United Kingdom -- Mendeley Institutional Edition expands its user base in Asia-Pacific region Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets (MIE), the web-based research analytics dashboard and social collaboration platform, has expanded its reach into the Asia-Pacific market and is being rolled out at the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus. This prestigious foreign campus of the University of Nottingham in the UK joins other institutions in the region, including Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC) of Japan, in adopting the platform.
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus library has a large international student base, necessitating a great degree of flexibility in the tools they use to conduct and manage their research. All libraries signing up for the MIE can roll out premium versions of Mendeley's end-user platform to all researchers across their institution. MIE's cloud-based solution has opened up new possibilities for the Campus' end users to work and collaborate remotely, an important factor for the University.
"Mendeley Institutional Edition is just the right application for our researchers to connect to their resources, databases and journal citations anytime, anywhere," says Ms Khan Quay Kin, Senior Librarian at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. "It supports access via multiple devices, across different platforms and browser environments.
It is simple and intuitive to use and the web importer feature enables the citation of references within seconds!" From the library point of view, keeping track of reading and publication trends among this diverse group was a huge bonus to the library. The insights provided by the tool will give the library a more central role in the research workflow undertaken across their institution and greater visibility of end-user behavior and how to refine the library collection to meet their changing needs. During the implementation stage, Swets and Mendeley worked with the library to build a customized citation style that, although based on the Harvard system, was unique to this institution. This again demonstrates the flexibility of the system for our customers.
"We are delighted that The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus have chosen to add Mendeley Institutional Edition to their library portfolio," says Debbie Dore, Chief Commercial Officer at Swets. "They serve as a clear example of the platform's international appeal and highlight the fact that the data inherent within the platform can be of great value to all institutions, no matter their location."
As more institutions adopt the platform, the value of such an integrated system becomes ever greater. The possibilities for further growth in the tool's analytics capabilities and benchmarking are revealed as layers will be added to what is based on the one of the largest citation databases in existence.
About Mendeley Institutional Edition
Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE) is a research analytics and social collaboration platform for academic institutions and research groups who want to provide improved services to researchers. Libraries can use the MIE to stimulate the productivity or researchers and gain real-time visibility into the usage of library content. Unlike alternative products that only provide pieces of the solution, this cloud based, real-time platform delivers clear value to both libraries and researchers.
Further information on Mendeley Institutional Edition can be found at www.swets.com/mendeley
About University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
The University of Nottingham in UK was established in 1881 as a Civic College. Even in its early days on the University Park site, the College attracted high profile visiting lecturers including Professor Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and H G Wells. The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus welcomed its first students in 2000. This development was a fundamental part of Nottingham's vision to become a truly global university for the 21st century and beyond. It was the first ever branch campus of a British University established outside of the UK and this innovative concept earned the University the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in the field of international achievement - the first time such an award had been bestowed on an academic institution.
Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com ) is a global research collaboration platform and academic database. Mendeley's desktop, mobile and web applications help people to organize, share, and discover new research. Since its launch in 2009, Mendeley has grown to more than 2 million users who have collectively uploaded more than 300 million documents. The Mendeley API (http://dev.mendeley.com ) powers more than 260 exciting new third-party applications that are making science more social and open.
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