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Friday, 18.09.2015

Strategic footstep for content supply in the digital age

ZB MED – Leibniz Information Centre for Life Sciences is pleased to announce a partnership with DeepDyve to provide online access to millions of fulltext articles available in its research portal LIVIVO. What’s new? The content is provided to users instantly via the cloud on a monthly subscription basis for web browser viewing.

This innovative new service enables scientists, particularly those no longer affiliated with an academic library, to gain instant and affordable access to authoritative content from thousands of leading journals.

“With our cooperation with DeepDyve we are taking a decisive step forward," says Dr. Elisabeth Müller, head of collection development at ZB MED. "The access to scientific full-texts is so much cheaper now. All scientists now have easy access to a large number of full-texts."

The ZB MED search portal LIVIVO offers a simultaneous research. Focus is on the life sciences, i.e. the disciplines of ZB MED. The search is not restricted to their own holdings: LIVIVO scans more than 55 million records from more than 45 specialized data sources. Whenever possible, freely accessible sources are linked and the full texts are provided. And with DeepDyve, users now have an affordable alternative to paid content. DeepDyve offers unlimited access to more than 12 million full text articles from over 10,000 peer-reviewed journals from such leading academic publishers as Springer Nature, Wiley-Blackwell and Elsevier.

For $40 per month, users can read as many articles as they wish via their browser. The monthly subscription also includes the ability to print up to 20 pages per month, and purchase/download PDFs for on a discounted basis. Users can register for a two-week free trial period to get acquainted, and they can cancel at any time.

"We are very pleased and excited to work with ZB MED, a global resource for the life sciences," said William Park, CEO of DeepDyve. "For online users, it has become quite normal to rent or stream content from the cloud - whether music or films. With DeepDyve and LIVIVO, scientists in Germany can now gain convenient and affordable access to needed literature."

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