January 25, 2022

Open Access Scholarly Research: CORE, An OA Aggregator/Search Tool Partners with NAVER, South Korea’s Leading Search Engine

Ed. Note: If you’ve never used  CORE to discover/find open access content, it’s most worthy of your time and attention. As of October 8, 2018 it provides access to over 135 million open access articles.

Also, NAVER Academic is available with an English-language user interface. They also offer a research trends feature (beta).

From JISC:

2018-10-08_15-58-14World’s largest aggregator of open access scientific content, and Naver, South Korea’s number one search solution, have entered into a collaboration that will see CORE’s content being made available to 42 millions Naver users.

As part of the collaboration, Naver ingests data collected by CORE to enrich its Naver Academic search system with millions of open access papers. The aim of both services is to provide free access to scientific publications and make the experience seamless.

Naver’s main search engine and its research search site hold the largest market share (75%) in South Korea and their traffic is even higher than Google and Google Scholar in the country.

In this collaboration, CORE will serve as Naver’s main provider of open access scientific outputs; as of May 2018, CORE has aggregated, processed, enriched and currently hosts millions of metadata records and full texts from a global network of thousands of data providers, making it easier for Naver to source this content. As a result, Naver is now able to extend its collection and offer access to not only scientific outputs from commercial publishers that require a payment, but also to diverse free of cost open access content that covers

Naver has already integrated the CORE records into their search engine. This was made possible via the CORE FastSync, a recently created a CORE product, which uses the ResourceSync protocol enabling customers to receive new content aggregated by CORE quickly and easily.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: CORE/ProQuest Summon Partnership Announcement (December 2017)

See Also: Content from Bielefeld University’s BASE Database Now Searchable in EBSCO Discovery Service (December 2015)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.