Springer Begins Global Migration of Customers to New Version of SpringerLink
Today Springer will begin migrating its global library customers to its new and improved version of its platform, SpringerLink.
After more than 18 months of development, SpringerLink (link.springer.com) has received a total makeover that will change the way Springer brings its content to students, researchers and librarians.
Page load times are two times faster globally, and three times faster in core markets. Working alongside this much-improved speed are a number of new, powerful utilities that help make searching for content far easier and more efficient.Intuitive navigation, a unique “look inside” feature for every one of the 5.9 million documents, and suggested search terms help users to get what they want far quicker and more precisely than SpringerLink’s previous iteration. An integrated dashboard with usage statistics and institution-specific data gives librarians quick and useful insights into their own organizations, and the site includes one long-requested improvement: the ability to filter search results to include only accessible content. Finally, device-agnostic, responsive design allows for an optimized experience anywhere, at any time, on any sized screen.
To date, customers in New Zealand and South Korea have been migrated to the new SpringerLink, with the rest of Oceania and India beginning today. It is expected that the migration of all global customers will be complete by the end of December 2012.
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About Gary Price
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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.