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The Top 3 innovations you can expect in 2015 – making you even more successful in your work

on Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:46

Last week we highlighted the key innovations on Engineering Village in 2014. However, if you want a sneak peak of some of the major developments you can look forward to seeing in 2015, keep reading.  As you know, everything we do here at Engineering Village is aimed at making you more successful in your work. We want you to be confident that the information you access is of high quality and search results are relevant, complete and accurate. So here’s the top 3 of new content and features that will secure exactly that mission:

  1. References in Compendex records
    Sometimes abstracts don’t provide the details required to complete your task in one go. For instance, when you need to access article references. For this reason, Engineering Village will begin to include the References used by the author to create the record. The most recent records in Compendex will include References in Q2 and eventually all records in the front file will include them by the end of the year.

  2. “More Like This”
    Being confident that you are not missing any content is a key concern for all researchers. That’s why Engineering Village is adding an option to view more records that are similar to the record that you are currently viewing. This feature utilizes the metadata (indexing) for the current record to retrieve other records which are similar. You will be able to view this option on the record page.

  3. Getting more personal
    Every researcher is unique as the reasons for visiting Engineering Village, so there is always the need to personalize the experience. This year we are taking many steps to further personalize your interaction with the platform; for instance by providing tips and tricks when you are searching. Also we will enable registered users to select which facets are displayed along with the facet order on the results page. Registered users will also profit from alert improvements, like mobile access enhancements.

While these are three great reasons to keep using Engineering Village, you may not be aware that the platform launches new features and content on a monthly basis. We’ve adopted this accelerated release cycle two years ago so we can be more responsive to your evolving needs. This way we can enable to continue making Engineering Village your first choice for serious engineering research! 

In the meantime, don’t forget to become a registered user on Engineering Village and take advantage of all the cool personalization features we are planning for 2015. It takes just a second. Follow our blog or subscribe to our newsletter if you don’t want to miss out on any of the great new stuff we are creating here at Engineering Village;