STM Publishing: Springer Launches SpringerLink Mobile App for iPhone
From the Announcement:
It is free to download from the iTunes App Store providing access to the science platform www.springerlink.com containing articles and chapters from over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals and 49,000 books. In total SpringerLink is offering over 5.4 million documents spanning every area of science, technology and medicine.
The SpringerLink mobile app includes a number of features like personalized notifications, save and share abilities, advanced search, document details with abstracts and full-text views available to institutional subscribers. In addition, the app provides users with a multi-functional home screen, allowing for keyword and advanced searches. Included in the advanced search is a save search feature that allows the user to save any advanced search so that it may be quickly executed from the home screen. The user can be notified from the app’s home screen when any new chapters or articles are published that meet the criteria of his or her saved search, allowing a user to specify his or her areas of interest and quickly check for new, relevant publications.
Free content in the form of article abstracts, over 127,000 open access research articles, plus book and journal covers and other document details are included in the app. Full-text is available to all users with institutional subscriptions. Users may instantly view materials while connected to a subscriber-based network. In cases where a user is not connected to the network but has a valid user-name and password, he or she will be presented with a link to log into SpringerLink.com. Upon log-in, the user will be redirected to the full-text PDF of the original request. Users can then share and save documents via email, Facebook and Twitter directly from the SpringerLink mobile app.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.