Posts Tagged ‘PubGet’
PubGet, one of my favorite PubMed alternatives, has been acquired by the Copyright Clearance Center.
Pubget offers search, retrieval and browse capabilities for content. Its solutions make research more efficient by simplifying the process of finding, managing and analyzing information. Pubget has served more than 5 million researchers and 500 research centers in 2011.
“Blending Pubget’s current and future offerings with CCC’s broad portfolio of licensing products will provide clients with a complete professional information solution,” said Tracey Armstrong, CEO, Copyright Clearance Center. “We’re thrilled to welcome Pubget’s team to CCC and look forward to working together to quickly create market-driven solutions that meet the needs of those who produce content and those who use it.”
“Part of our mission at Pubget is to make access to information seamless. CCC has been making copyright licensing seamless for researchers for decades,” said founder Ramy Arnaout. “We need to work directly with publishers to build this business and CCC has done this while also extending the value of content spend for users. We are all excited about what the future holds with this combination.”
Pubget was founded in 2007 by Arnaout who holds an MD from Harvard, a PhD in mathematical biology from Oxford, and an SB in biology from MIT. Arnaout will join the CCC team as a Senior Advisor.
Get the science, ever faster….
PubGet, one of my 3 favorite alternatives of PubMed, has announced a redesign of its website…
Pubget Inc has announced the launch of the latest version of Pubget.com,
the search engine for life science PDFs. Pubget.com beta, launched in
2008 at Harvard, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital, was created to
eliminate the roadblocks faced by ten million researchers in their daily
search for life science literature.
The latest launch represents the most significant redesign since the
site’s inception. The improvements change look, feel and workflow.
Unchanged are the site’s search, authentication and retrieval
capabilities, and millions of direct paths to publisher content as
supported by over 450 libraries.
While the web brought the most important published scientific research
online, it has remained locked behind a variety of content sites and
paywalls, it has been observed. Pubget makes that research instantly
accessible through connecting disparate resources together in the cloud,
or ‘cloud sourcing,’ while still respecting copyrights
The latest project of Microsoft Research seems now ready to enter the market of free publication engines… and to compete with Scholar Google, PubGet, FreeFullPDF, etc.
A quick look on it tonight gave me a good first impression:
- a nice interface: nothing original here, but vital features are present
- interesting analytic options are proposed: co-authors graph, citations analysis, etc.: see http://academic.research.microsoft.com/About/Help.htm
- Content: they claim to have 27 million publications; a quick search gave me less hits than in PubGet (“Benfluorex”: 49 in MAS, 105 in PubGet)
To investigate further and to follow…
Born as the first “open” biomedical database, PubMed is by far the leader platform to search into Medline.
Despite a very poor evolution since 1996, the NLM’s web site is still the preferred source of millions of physicians, medicine students and academics.
But this huge success (3.5 million searches per day!), is it a “triumph or a disaster”?
Information professionals feel desperate of one day seeing some pieces of semantic search to be introduced into PubMed.
The presentation below covers strengths and flaws of PubMed and presents a selection of the best alternatives available on the market, GoPubMed, PubGet and BibliMed, to name a few.
PubGet is an amazing tool, to retrieve free and legal PDF once you have a reference. It is not new, but that I didn’t know it, so far.
Of course, the coverage is limited to Medline content, and the full-text document is not always provided. Anyway, it could be a great tool to help end-users when they want to know when an article is freely available somewhere.
Moreover, what is disruptive, is that the search experience is based on documents availability and not only on relevance and completness.
(optimized with an institution subscription)
Follow them at: http://blog.pubget.com/