Elsevier announces scopus service

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Article publication date: 1 September 2004




(2004), "Elsevier announces scopus service", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 32 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilds.2004.12232cab.001



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Elsevier announces scopus service

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Elsevier announces scopus service

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Scopus looks as if it will be a direct competitor for services such as the British Library's Inside. It will be interesting to see the pricing structure, both for the database and for document delivery. Not cheap that's for sure.

After two years of planning, development, and initial testing by a select group of about 20 university libraries, Elsevier has finally made an official announcement of the first fully functioning version of Scopus, its highly anticipated, full-text linking, abstracting-and-indexing database. The company is now providing access to another 30 academic libraries for final testing and user trials will add more libraries over the next six months, and expects to have the commercial release available by Q4 2004. Scopus is designed to be an all science, comprehensive access point for a library, with coverage of 13,000 titles from over 4,000 STM publishers, plus coverage of over 100 open access journals by the summer. Scopus also simultaneously searches the scientific Web using Elsevier's science-only Internet search engine, Scirus. The company aimed to make the Scopus service “as easy to use as Google,” with fewer clicks to the full text than any service available.

Source: www.infotoday.com/newsbreaks/nb040315-1.shtml (15 March 2004)

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