Journal
Apps
Comparison of
designed for personalized reading (medical) scientific literatur
BrowZine Docwise
Read by QXMD
Docphin
User Diversity
Off
Campus
Access
?
http://www.rug.nl/bibliotheek/services/bibcmb/local_news/meeting-cmb-about-staying-uptodate-in-your-specialty-2.0
Who are they?
September 2011, teamsize: 12
Key features: TOCs, Bookshelves, integration
bibliographic software
Next feature: smartphone ...
December 2012, teamsize: 3
Key features: flipboard-like personalized
updates, Search & Topic Alerts, Add any
RSS.
Next fea...
November 2012, teamsize: 3
Key features: Flipboard-like view, pdf annotation,
web-version
Next feature: Android support?
T...
July 2012, teamsize: 4
Key features: Medstream, Landmark
articles
Next feature: ?
Tablet: iPad, Android
SmartPhone: iPhone...
CEC3 Workshop EAHIL 2014
Criteria for comparison
• Registration process
• User Interface
• Performance
• Access to full te...
Peak demo
Discover access issues
very quickly
be abled to act faster
Staff end personal subscriptions.
Now they SEE what we have.
It means they did not 'see' our
collection before
The visible collection
vs
How to See What You Are Not Looking At.......
Very cooperative,
fast adding of extra journals,
Search topics & News
Add/ Edit interface needs work
User interface, Annotations
in pdf
Mysterious topic drill down
Trending articles in
Docphin community,
The entering of ads
Browzine Docwise Read Docphin
Registration
User interface
Performance
Access full-text
Pdf view &
extra's
Share
"Open in"
...
Gold BronzeSilver 4th
http://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/214124292
http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk
http://www.terkko.helsinki.fi/feednavigator/
• http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=M-Libraries#Publishers_offering_databases.2Finterfaces_for_mobile_devices
http://info.h5.com/Portals/179343/images/shutterstock_24639607.jpg
O N E S I Z E D O E S N O T F I T A L L
Keep up to date
If you want to be seen as an expert ...
...then your expertise has to be seen
Lorcan Dempsey http://www.slideshare.net/lis...
http://www.rug.nl/umcg/bibliotheek
http://about.me/digicmb
https://www.rebelmouse.com/JournalApps
Journal Apps : a comparison of 4 Journal Apps specifically designed for personalized reading (medical) scientific literature
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Journal Apps: a comparison of 4 Journal Apps specifically designed for personalized reading (medical) scientific literature
Guus van den Brekel
University Medical Center Groningen, Central Medical Library, Groningen, The Netherlands a.j.p.van.den.brekel@med.umcg.nl
Keeping up to date is one of the most difficult tasks in modern times for medical staff ánd librarians. The constant exponentially growth of information (on the Web) is causing many to dispare. But on the same Web comes up with new innovative ways of dealing with this task constantly. While email alerts are still the most dominant way for medical staff to keep up to date, the use of mobile devices and medical Apps is catching up fast. At the start of 2013 the Central Medical Library of the UMCG started a public trial and comparison period between 4 Journal Apps specifically designed for personalized reading of scientific literature. I will offer an extensive comparison for 3 medical journal Apps (docwise, Read by QxMD & Docphin) plus BrowZine which covers all academic areas. Many practicalities for medical libraries to set up these Apps for their patrons and access to the collections will be shared. Supporting and facilitating medical professionals in education, patient-care and research is the main focus for medical and health librarians. We constantly have to attempt to make their workflow more efficient and easier. To be abled to advice patrons about efficient ways of keeping up to date, we háve to know what tools are out there. In this presentation I will picture the wide range of possibilities of keeping up to date in relation to the rise of (medical) Apps. In my CEC workshop I want to go even more into more detail on these possibilities.

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  • Comparison, early 2013
    Institutions registration, free
    Start ups
    3 months
    Support for all 4
  • 4 different apps, a lot of different features
    Why the focus on these apps? Can they be compared?
    Struggle with keeping up to date!
  • User diversity
    They are individual persons you are serving with personal tools
  • To decide what apps to go for, or to advise a staff member
    Ask questions
    Are they looking for topic via search or
    Tocs
  • Want to read online first as they appear?
    Or just the tocs when they are ready?
  • wireless Access to digital library inside organisation
    And! Off-campus access solution
  • Or you want to keep up in a different way
  • Small devices
    Expanded content: Jstore
  • Very subjective, absolutely not objective
  • Over 11.000 staff, around 4600 researchers that contribute to publishing
    My library CMB, serves this community, mainly in facilitating medical education, teaching, patient care & research.
    Team of 6 reonsoble for ...
    Me: besides being medical information specialist, also coordinator electronic services & innovations
    Basically: boosting awareness of current staff publications UMCG
    Resarch Office rsponsible for collecting & analysing. Using their own designed workflow & tools, is publising in rather uninteresting way, pdf, once a year. Huge task which takes them months, and therefore is always too late, behind. 2011 numbers/lists have not yet been published.
  • Journal Apps : a comparison of 4 Journal Apps specifically designed for personalized reading (medical) scientific literature

    1. 1. Journal Apps Comparison of designed for personalized reading (medical) scientific literatur
    2. 2. BrowZine Docwise Read by QXMD Docphin
    3. 3. User Diversity
    4. 4. Off Campus Access ?
    5. 5. http://www.rug.nl/bibliotheek/services/bibcmb/local_news/meeting-cmb-about-staying-uptodate-in-your-specialty-2.0
    6. 6. Who are they?
    7. 7. September 2011, teamsize: 12 Key features: TOCs, Bookshelves, integration bibliographic software Next feature: smartphone app Tablet: iPad, Android SmartPhone: - Web: -
    8. 8. December 2012, teamsize: 3 Key features: flipboard-like personalized updates, Search & Topic Alerts, Add any RSS. Next feature: ? Tablet: iPad SmartPhone: iPhone Web: - Android: -
    9. 9. November 2012, teamsize: 3 Key features: Flipboard-like view, pdf annotation, web-version Next feature: Android support? Tablet: iPad SmartPhone: iPhone Web: + Android: -
    10. 10. July 2012, teamsize: 4 Key features: Medstream, Landmark articles Next feature: ? Tablet: iPad, Android SmartPhone: iPhone, Android Web: +
    11. 11. CEC3 Workshop EAHIL 2014 Criteria for comparison • Registration process • User Interface • Performance • Access to full text • PDF view + extra's • Share options • "Open In" other Apps • Notifications • Search Options • Support
    12. 12. Peak demo
    13. 13. Discover access issues very quickly be abled to act faster
    14. 14. Staff end personal subscriptions. Now they SEE what we have. It means they did not 'see' our collection before
    15. 15. The visible collection vs How to See What You Are Not Looking At.......
    16. 16. Very cooperative, fast adding of extra journals, Search topics & News Add/ Edit interface needs work
    17. 17. User interface, Annotations in pdf Mysterious topic drill down
    18. 18. Trending articles in Docphin community, The entering of ads
    19. 19. Browzine Docwise Read Docphin Registration User interface Performance Access full-text Pdf view & extra's Share "Open in" Notifications Search Support Gold BronzeSilver 4th (Subjective rating by course participants mixed with my experiences with the apps)
    20. 20. Gold BronzeSilver 4th
    21. 21. http://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/214124292
    22. 22. http://www.journaltocs.hw.ac.uk
    23. 23. http://www.terkko.helsinki.fi/feednavigator/
    24. 24. • http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=M-Libraries#Publishers_offering_databases.2Finterfaces_for_mobile_devices
    25. 25. http://info.h5.com/Portals/179343/images/shutterstock_24639607.jpg O N E S I Z E D O E S N O T F I T A L L
    26. 26. Keep up to date
    27. 27. If you want to be seen as an expert ... ...then your expertise has to be seen Lorcan Dempsey http://www.slideshare.net/lisld/the-inside-out-library
    28. 28. http://www.rug.nl/umcg/bibliotheek http://about.me/digicmb https://www.rebelmouse.com/JournalApps

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