New import functionality eases the transition from the soon-to-be-retired Google Reader™ for scientists, engineers, clinicians and other professionals who monitor peer-reviewed journal content
Los Angeles, Calif., March 20, 2013– Reprints Desk, Inc. announced today the launch of new really simple syndication (RSS) feed import functionality inside Bibliogo, the free RSS feed reader and reference management system that won the Software and Information Industry Association’s 2012 CODiE Award for best online science or technology service. The new functionality was created specifically to accommodate the needs of professionals that monitor peer-reviewed journal content who are seeking an alternative to Google Reader™ feed reader amidst the March 13 announcement from Google Inc. that it will be powering down the service in July 2013.
Scholarly publishers, media, and individual content creators use RSS feeds to syndicate content via a standardized XML file format. Scientists, engineers, clinicians and other professionals subscribe to RSS feeds using an RSS reader that enables them to track and view updated information – saved search alerts from search tools like PubMed, journal table of contents, blog posts, news headlines, competitive intelligence, and more – in a single location on the web or on their desktop. They often include full text, summary information or abstracts as well as metadata pertaining to authors, publishers and publications. While most RSS aggregation software extracts basic information like titles and descriptions, Bibliogo is purpose-built for scholarly research and extracts as much bibliographic meta data as possible from RSS feeds.
“We realized that there are many professionals scrambling for a new RSS application in light of this sudden and unexpected industry development, so we quickly built an RSS feed import function to ease the transition for the new users that are adopting Bibliogo,” said Ian Palmer, Head of Sales & Marketing at Reprints Desk. “While some generic RSS readers may be okay for the average consumer, we know that scientists, engineers, and others need an RSS reader like Bibliogo that accommodates their specific needs for tracking scholarly information, while simplifying the way in which they interact with this information.”
Bibliogo is the all-in-one literature management solution from Reprints Desk that optimizes literature workflows and reduces the number of systems that individuals and corporations need. Bibliogo features include RSS feed aggregation, remixing and publishing; literature monitoring and alerting; collaborative writing and document/reference management for submissions to publications and regulatory authorities, full-text document delivery acquisition of scientific and technical papers; copyright-compliant personal and workgroup repositories for collaboration; controlled distribution; and content curation for sharing in newsletters, Intranets, and portals.
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Reprints Desk improves how journal articles and clinical reprints are accessed, procured, and legally used in evidence-based promotions, medical affairs, and scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. Organizations fueled by intellectual property (IP) choose Reprints Desk because of its collaborative business approach, efficient article supply system and services, and commitment to quality post-sales support. Reprints Desk has ranked #1 in the every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard from industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell Inc. since 2008.
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