SciVerse is born!
As announced earlier, Elsevier successfully launched Sciverse during last week-end.
A few changes:
- www.scopus.com and www.sciencedirect.com web sites (as well as alerts) are affected by the SciVerse design (not a success!).
- ScienceDirect was upgrated with new functionalities like image searching, keywords highlighted in PDF file, etc.
The Hub Sciverse (beta version) works as a kind of search-engine combining
- Abstracts from Scopus
- Full-text content from ScienceDirect (ejournals + ebooks)
- Summaries from SciTopics (a scientific wiki by experts)
- Web content from Scirus
As far as I have tested, data are well integrated and well deduplicated within the hub.
- colors & logos are a disaster! (sorry, my personal opinion)
- In the version I have tested, the interface is too poor in terms of analytic tools: Matching Sentences or Most Prolific Authors applications by NextBio are not yet implemented;
SciVerse is restricted to Elsevier’s customers.
Commercial pages are under: http://info.sciverse.com/Home