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Designing for accessibility with empathy: how we approached the new Springer journal pages

journals

Building the world to be inclusive by design, whether they be physical spaces or digital, benefits everyone. Access to knowledge should not be limited by who you are, where you are, or the device you are using. As a research publisher, we have a duty to never take the fundamental right to access news and knowledge for granted. In this guest post, James Alegria, Digital Brand Designer at SN, explains how the features of the new Springer journal pages were built with this in mind.

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28 May 2020
NEW COUNTER 5 report custom metric now available

metrics

April 2020 | We have introduced a custom report metric that makes it possible to compare the BR2: Book chapter downloads by month COUNTER 4 (C4) data with the Title Master Report COUNTER 5 data. The TR_B1: Book Requests C5 report data represents the overall requests of a book on the chapter level, and since we deliver books as a single pdf but only reported usage in the C4 Chapter Report (BR2), there was no comparable metric in C5 until now.  

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11 Apr 2020
COUNTER release 5 data is now available

Counter Reports

January 2020 | We are happy to announce that earlier this week we made available our first COUNTER release 5 data. This first iteration of COUNTER 5 reports are currently being audited in order to ensure that we comply with the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5. You can access the COUNTER 5 reports are via the Springer Nature Librarian Portal.

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12 Jan 2020
Platform Update August

Springer Nature

August 2019 |  Springer Nature works continuously to respond to the needs of librarians and their users. Find the latest platform updates across SpringerLink, nature.com and BMC here.

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04 Aug 2019
Springer Nature delays release of COUNTER 5 reports

Springer Nature

March 2019 | ​​​​​​​In recent months we have started to merge  Springer and Nature accounts together to better serve our customers.  This work is still ongoing and not completely finished due to its complexity. This is causing a delay in releasing COUNTER 5 reports on the Springer Nature Librarian Portal and via SUSHI. Therefore, we will not be able to make these available in March as previously communicated.

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19 Mar 2019
Springer Nature works towards becoming COUNTER 5 compliant

Counter Reports

February 2019 | ​​​​​​​In January 2019, COUNTER released its fifth Code of Practice (COUNTER 5) which “focuses on improving the clarity, consistency, and comparability of usage reporting." As a result, we have spent the last few months working towards becoming COUNTER 5 compliant and would like to share an update on our progress.

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20 Feb 2019
KBART Automated Holdings Feeds: Next Generation Content Management for Libraries

Discovery Services

February 2019 |  Springer Nature is delighted to offer its customers KBART Automation for their knowledge bases and discovery services. This means that for the first time, libraries and research institutions can make their content discoverable and accessible with minimal manual work, and in a fraction of the time it has previously taken.

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13 Feb 2019
International Abstracts in Operations Research palgrave-journals site will soon be shut down

Palgrave

October 2018 |  We would like to inform you that International Abstracts in Operations Research has returned to International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), and due to stability issues palgrave-journals.com/iaor will be disabled and no longer accessible as of November 1, 2018.

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06 Oct 2018
COUNTER reports soon available on Springer Nature Librarian Portal. SLAMS & MPS Insights soon disabled

Springer Nature

September 2018 | We’re happy to share some upcoming developments for the newly launched Springer Nature Librarian Portal, which will soon have COUNTER reports available for download for SpringerLink and nature.com content.  Additionally, MPS Insights and Site License Administration Account platforms will soon be disabled and shut down.

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18 Sep 2018
MARC Records Enhancements

Discovery Services

August 2018 | ​​​​​​​To improve the quality of our records and to be more RDA compliant we will release enriched MARC records on August 31. This concerns MARC21 and MARCxml books and journal records available through the MARC downloader tool and article MARC which can be received through FTP. We will re-create our MARC records so that all available records for content from Springer Nature will contain the enrichments.

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28 Aug 2018
We’re committed to easy access for everyone

Springer Nature

July 2018 | Springer Nature is committed to making our website and platforms as accessible as possible to people with special needs, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments. We always make sure that our website follows accessibility best practices by following the principles of universal design, ensuring we provide equal access to all of our users. 

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31 Jul 2018
Distraction free reading on nature.com

nature.com

July 2018 | In tandem with the new look and feel of nature.com, the on-going migration also aims to improve overall functionality for our users.

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15 Jul 2018
Springer Nature Librarian Portal is live!

Librarian Portal

June 2018 | ​​​​​​​ We are happy to announce that the new Springer Nature Librarian Portal has launched! The Springer Nature Librarian Portal is now live and provides you with a centralized location to manage access to and understand usage of your Springer Nature content and can be accessed at librarian.springernature.com.

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26 Jun 2018
Update to Springer Nature registered company names

Springer Nature

June 2018 | As a global publisher, Springer Nature is home to a family of brands, businesses and imprints that include some of the most famous names in academic, education and professional publishing.

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25 Jun 2018
Development of new Springer Nature Librarian Portal

Librarian Portal

June 2018 | ​​​​​​​In line with Springer Nature’s continuing efforts to improve our user's experience, we are happy to announce the development of a combined Springer Nature administration tool. The Springer Nature Librarian Portal will launch in late June, and provide administrators with a central location to manage their Springer Nature licensed content.

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02 Jun 2018
Security Enhancements for Springer Nature Platforms including SpringerLink

SpringerLink

May 2018 | We are continuing to take steps to move towards a more secure web browsing experience by removing support for any version of Transport Layer Protocol lower than 1.2.  The support will end on May 31st, 2018 and some users may be negatively impacted.

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16 May 2018
New Layout for Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Librarian Service

May 2018 | Our UX team have been working hard to extend the new look and feel that launched across eBooks, to Reference Works, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries.

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08 May 2018
The Statesman's Yearbook is Moving

SpringerLink

April 2018 | ​​​​​​​From June 1st, The Statesman's Yearbook will be permanently and exclusively hosted on SpringerLink moving across from the current platform. Find out about the benefits of the move along with recommended actions for existing customers in the online FAQs.

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29 Apr 2018
Nature.com Continued Migration to New Look and Feel

nature.com

April 2018 | Many more titles have been moved over to the updated website design and infrastructure on nature.com. The new look and feel includes numerous advantages including improved functionalities on article pages, enhanced navigation and integrated article metrics. Underneath that, the infrastructure itself allows us to do even more, including publish articles faster, improve content discovery and assist us in moving you to one licensing system.

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29 Apr 2018
New Twitter account

Librarian Service

Jan 2018 | ​​​​​​​Stay updated on platform changes, usage stats, service notifications and general Springer Nature news for Information Managers please follow us on Twitter @SN_Dashboard

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30 Jan 2018
The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Palgrave

Jan 2018 | ​​​​​​​This major reference work will be moving exclusively onto the SpringerLink platform on 15th November, 2017. If you are an existing licensee of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics content and have questions regarding the change, download the FAQ for detailed information, including usage reports.

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30 Jan 2018
New look and feel eBook pages

SpringerLink

Jan 2018 | ​​​​​​Our UX team is constantly evaluating how they can improve the user experience on our platforms. They have recently finished work on redesigning the eBook pages after extensive testing and analysing what users are looking for most on these pages. All our books have now moved to the new design.

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30 Jan 2018
Nature.com new web design

Librarian Service

November 2017 | ​​​​​​​We are building a combined infrastructure and an updated website design for nature.com, to meet the needs of our users, and to allow us to make continuous improvements. Many of our journals have already been moved over and you can enjoy the new look and feel on many of our newest titles, like Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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15 Nov 2017
Springer Admin Portal features will soon migrate to new Librarian Portal

Librarian Portal

May 2017 | ​​​​​​​Since the launch of the Springer Nature Librarian Portal, our development team has continuously been working towards integrating all administration functionalities into one interface. We successfully migrated the nature.com Site License Administration Account features, and are now ready to complete the process with the Springer Admin Portal. 

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11 May 2017

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