Setting new standards in research collaboration: Introducing Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets

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Lisse, The Netherlands and London, UK

January 12, 2012

Setting new standards in research collaboration: Introducing Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets

Swets, the world’s leading information service company, and Mendeley, creators of the revolutionary online reference management and academic social networking tool, are pleased to announce the launch of Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets. Building on the existing Mendeley functionalities, this multi-device solution provides librarians and institutions with a means to:

  • Connect their collection directly to researchers and end users
  • Support researchers within their own workflow
  • Create pathways for collaboration and interaction among students, professors and their peers
  • Monitor, support and facilitate the research undertaken within their institution
  • Showcase the value of their institution to potential students and research staff

With over 1.4 million active users Mendeley has quickly established itself as a must-have research tool among academic students, professors and researchers around the globe. It contains one of the world’s largest crowd-sourced information libraries, with over 145 million documents. Although the software has opened up new pathways for collaboration and interaction between individual students and researchers in similar fields around the world, those researchers could still benefit from the knowledge, guidance and expertise of the traditional library. Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets addresses this need, providing a unique operating place within the Mendeley platform from which librarians can guide, support and facilitate the research undertaken across their institution.

“The user-led working environment established by Mendeley has quickly transformed the way that research is undertaken among academic students and researchers,” said Frans van Ette, Business Development Director at Swets. “The Institutional Edition sees us reconnecting the knowledge, value and expertise of library staff to the researcher while simultaneously providing key information on usage trends and topics back to the institution.We’ve worked with librarians in various countries to be sure to meet their wishes.”

“Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets enables librarians to support their researchers on a much more detailed and bespoke level than ever before,” said Dr. Victor Henning, CEO and Co-Founder of Mendeley “Users will be able to gain swifter access to the content they need, gain greater support from their institution overall and open upmore dynamic and collaborative ways of working, improving the valued research environment Mendeley already provides.”

Within their institutional profile, librarians can assist their users in a number of ways:

  • Upload their A-Z list of titles
  • Have teachers set up course packs to direct students to important content
  • Utilize link resolvers to facilitate speedy access paths to information
  • Increase the reach of researchers by helping them share their content
  • Discover peers in similar research fields
  • Create the library’s own citation style, or adopt a standard

Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets also offers unique benefits for the institution;

  • Increase the institution’s reputation by showcasing the readership of the library
  • Browse the profiles and activities of institution members
  • Create an interface in which users can browse its members’ publications
  • Quickly determine how many users are using which journals
  • Identify research trends among users and use the data to inform collection development decisions.

A free demonstration of the premium version of  Mendeley Institutional Edition powered by Swets can be requested at www.swets.com/mendeley

About Mendeley

Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com) is one of the world's largest research collaboration platforms and academic databases. Our desktop, mobile and web applications help people organize, share, and discover new research. Since our launch in 2009, Mendeley has grown to more than 1.4 million users, who have collectively uploaded more than 145 million documents. The Mendeley API (http://dev.mendeley.com) powers a range of exciting new third-party applications which are making science more social and open.

Along the way, we have picked up awards like "Start-Up of the Year" at the 2009 Plugg Conference, "Best Social Innovation Which Benefits Society" at the 2009 TechCrunch Europe Awards, "Start-Up Most Likely To Change The World For The Better" at the 2010 Guardian Activate Summit, "Best Start-Up in Education " at the 2011 Telegraph 100, and the Microsoft/Sunday Times "Tech Track 100" Award 2011.

About Swets

Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. We develop and deliver innovating services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world we actively serve clients and publishers in over 160 countries. Our active role in today’s complex information marketplace has led E-Content Magazine to award us regularly in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” We are the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, which pays testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures.

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