Literatum: What's New

Improvements & New Features

Our forthcoming 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 a variety of third-party integrations such as CrossMark, Figshare and DataCite. With the release of Literatum 14.1, we will also implement support for ORCID iDs and optimize Literatum for Mobile 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, geographic region or collections and provide them with automated alerts. Publishers can import their own taxonomies and maintain them in Literatum with our intuitive tag management interface.

Third Party Integrations

Connect your Literatum-powered website with several additional third party systems and services. Literatum 14.1 supports integrations with multiple initiatives and providers including:

Demonstrate the trustworthiness of your content via this growing industry standard provided by CrossRef. Communicate that the article is the version of record, indicate if any updates are available, and highlight important information about each article to advertise the steps you have taken to ensure its credibility.

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.

Provide a link on the article page in Literatum to the associated datasets stored in DataCite. DataCite is an international organization that aims to establish easier access to research data.

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 >