Literatum: What's New

Improvements & New Features

Our latest release, Literatum 14.1, provides publishers with a wide range of new features. Key enhancements include support for the Patron Driven Acquisition business model, powerful taxonomy management capabilities, and integration of CrossRef’s CrossMark® update identification service. With the release of Literatum 14.1, we also support ORCID iDs and our mobile solution Literatum for Mobile is optimized for tablets. Read more about highlights from Literatum 14.1 below.

Patron Driven Acquisition

Enable institutions to purchase content based on demand in Literatum. PDA helps libraries preserve their budgets and maintain control over the collection development process. Publishers give institutional users limited access to selected content. When the access limit is reached, a purchase or purchase request is triggered, and the publisher can require the librarian to approve all purchases – this is the publisher’s choice. PDA can take various forms, and we can tailor our solution to meet your needs.

Taxonomy Support

Our new taxonomy feature makes your content more discoverable in Literatum. Enable your users to search and browse your content by topic and provide them with automated topic alerts. Publishers can import their own taxonomies and maintain them in Literatum with our intuitive tag management interface.

Integrations With Other Providers

Literatum 14.1 supports integrations with multiple providers including:

CrossRef’s CrossMark® service
The CrossMark update identification service enables publishers to communicate the current status of an article and alert readers to additional publication record information. The CrossMark logo can now be embedded on article pages in Literatum, making it easy for researchers to determine if any changes have been made to documents.

In addition to hosting supplemental data in Literatum, publishers can now embed supplemental information from Figshare on Literatum article pages via the Figshare widget. Figshare hosts and visualizes datasets, tables, videos, graphs and other supplemental information.

Publishers can also provide links on article pages in Literatum to the associated datasets stored in DataCite. DataCite is an international organization that aims to establish easier access to research data.

Literatum now recognizes ORCID IDs and includes them in article deposits to PubMed Central. ORCID is a community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.

Literatum for Mobile

Literatum for Mobile 3.1 delivers mobile access to Literatum-powered websites on Android and iOS tablets, in addition to Android and iOS phones. A fully integrated solution, Literatum for Mobile provides the full text of professional and scholarly journals and books to institution subscribers, even if the reader is roaming outside of the institution network. All usage is included in the institution's COUNTER 4 reports.

Literatum for Mobile in detail >