Scopus HTML Feeds Fuel Awareness of Authors and Publications
The number of universities, libraries, faculty members, scientists and bloggers using Scopus HTML Feeds on their websites is growing. Scopus HTML Feeds transform specific Scopus RSS feeds into HTML versions that can be displayed on any website. Each Scopus HTML Feed can be customised to have the look and feel of the page where it is included.
All publication titles in a Scopus HTML Feed are linked to Scopus. When a user affiliated with an organization licensed to Scopus clicks on a title highlighted in a Scopus HTML Feed, the user is taken into Scopus. There the user can get more information on the publication and if authorizations are in place can click through to the full-text. The user can also get more information on the authorís publication history and citation counts.
Why are individuals, organizations and libraries setting up Scopus HTML Feeds? These feeds are an easy way to create awareness of specific authors and publications. These feeds can also facilitate tracking citations of particular authors or publications. Further, these feeds can create awareness of the latest publications in specific research areas.
Scopus HTML Feeds now appear on library homepages including those of the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, the University of Newcastle and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Scopus HTML Feeds now appear on faculty Web pages including ones affiliated with the University of Connecticut, University of Toronto and ÷sterreichische Gesellschaft fŁr Lymphologie.
Blogs or personal Web pages featuring Scopus HTML Feeds include CogSci Librarian at http://cogscilibrarian.blogspot.com and Johns Hopkins University Associate Professor Ben Schaferís page at www.ce.jhu.edu/bschafer.
Helen Gainford of Elsevierís Global Rights Department answers questions relating to rights and permission.
Q: Is email transmission an option for sending ScienceDirect articles that have been requested by interlibrary loan?
A: Where an institution has a subscription to a journal via ScienceDirect, the interlibrary loan policy is specified in the agreement with Elsevier. The policy permits an article to be printed and delivered to a noncommercial library within the same country. Elsevier permits the printed article to be faxed or to be entered into a system such as Ariel, but not to be sent by email. The article must go to the requesting library, not directly to the end user. The requesting library should then print out the article for the user or, as part of the Ariel (or a similar) system, the requesting library may send the article by email. The requesting library must delete any electronic copy once the article has been printed.
This issue introduces Rights Spot, a new column authored by Helen Gainford. To suggest a question to appear in this column, please write to H.Gainford@elsevier.com.