Informascope Apps to Enhance Searching in Elsevier’s SciVerse Suite

Amsterdam, November 15, 2011 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the availability of the Izmir Institute of Technology Catalog Viewer, the Bilkent University Catalog Viewer and Citationer. Both Catalog Viewer applications allow users to search within Elsevier’s SciVerse suite and the two universities’ online catalogs simultaneously; Citationer inserts citation counts into a user’s search results within SciVerse Hub, SciVerse suite’s integrated search engine.

The Izmir Institute of Technology Catalog Viewer and the Bilkent University Catalog Viewer allow users to search their respective universities’ online catalogs and the SciVerse suite simultaneously, allowing users to view relevant results side by side. Citationer gives users a quick guide to the relative importance of research articles by inserting citation counts into search results within SciVerse Hub. These three applications are the latest in a growing list of scientific applications leveraging Elsevier’s content to improve research workflows for researchers.

“It has become increasingly important for universities to showcase their repositories to demonstrate the value of their research programs,” said "Kıvanc Çınar, Managing Director of Informascope. “We are pleased to help institutions in these efforts by creating applications that allow repositories to become discoverable to a broader audience through SciVerse."

“The cooperation between Informascope and academic librarians in Turkey to develop these applications is an excellent example of the collaboration we hoped to encourage within the scientific community when we launched SciVerse Applications,” said Rafael Sidi, Vice President, Application Marketplace and Developer Network at Elsevier. 

 SciVerse Applications and the  Developer Network provide opportunities for researchers and librarians to collaborate with developers in creating and promoting new applications that improve research workflows. The Developer Network features a growing community of application developers that gain potential recognition, prestige and revenue through their contributions to SciVerse Applications.

# # #

About Informascope
 Informascope specializes in providing information services and library technologies such as e-resources, automation systems, and library tools to academic, research, public and special libraries and information centers in Turkey and Central Asia with offices located in Turkey and United States. Informascope is the representative and system-solution partner of major and leading international publishers and library product and service providers. Having outstanding experience in the market for years, Informascope provides the tailor-made solutions for a wide portfolio of information needs in combination with software and service needs of the users. The company’s basic competitive advantage is the combined solutions for users that introduce the cutting-edge technology and knowhow of international partners, in addition to local expertise and strategic tasks management.

About the Elsevier SciVerse Suite
The SciVerse ( www.sciverse.com) suite of search and discovery offerings provides the global research community access to a constantly expanding universe of content and solutions which can now be accessed in one platform. The suite currently includes SciVerse ScienceDirect ( www.sciencedirect.com), the world’s largest source of peer-reviewed content containing more than 10 million articles, and SciVerse Scopus (www.scopus.com), an abstract and citation database containing 41 million records, 70% with abstracts and nearly 18,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide. The platform also includes SciVerse Hub beta (www.hub.sciverse.com), which enables researchers to perform a single search across all of the SciVerse content as well as targeted web content with results ranked by relevancy and without duplication. SciVerse Applications (www.applications.sciverse.com) and Developer Network (www.developers.sciverse.com) allow the scientific community to build, find and use applications that enhance the SciVerse research experience.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media contact
Will DeGirolamo
+1 212 421 8320
wdegirolamo@padillaspeer.com