May 16, 2022

A New Data Mining/Extraction Partnership: Springer Nature Will Provide OpenAIRE Access to its Full-Text Articles and Chapters, Regardless of Open Access Status/Access Rights

From a Joint News Release:

Starting immediately, Springer Nature will provide OpenAIRE, an EU organisation that facilitates openness in scholarly communication, access to its full-text articles and chapters, regardless of their open access status and access rights.

This will enable OpenAIRE to extract links from articles, research data and other scholarly outputs using text and data mining algorithms. Such links between research objects can then be used by both Springer Nature and OpenAIRE to provide searches and statistics through their respective portals and will be made freely available via and OpenAIRE Explore and Scholexplorer.

Although there has been a tremendous growth in the amount of research information available, this does not always equate to an increase in knowledge. By applying value-added tools to enrich information and links, researchers are able to get a clearer and richer overview of the research they are analysing, for example, related datasets, project information and even the technical tools used to carry out the research.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.