(12 September 2017, Montreal, Canada) Eric Archambault, CEO of 1science, is pleased to announce that 1science is now a key supplier to the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), based in Munich, Germany. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) joins other leading research institutions, including Caltech, ETH Zurich and Stanford, which use 1science products, a growing force in the advanced research information systems market. With this agreement, the more than 80 MPG centres gained access to 1findr™, 1science’s revolutionary abstracting and indexing database.
This puts the MPG at the forefront of search and access technology and, according to Dr. Ralf Schimmer, Director of Scientific Information Provision at the MPDL, contributes significantly to the MPG’s “goal of moving away from traditional subscription-based systems”. Schimmer says, “The Max Planck Digital Library regards 1science as a strategic partner that will help the Max Planck to systematically integrate access to freely available versions of scholarly publications and will be instrumental in supporting the transition strategy outlined in OA2020.”
Dr. Archambault says that “what 1science is doing with partners like MPDL is disrupting the old model dominated by outdated technology and assumptions about what users of peer-reviewed literature want.” Archambault says that what makes 1findr unique is the “aim to break down artificial barriers that limit indexing to less than half of peer-reviewed articles.” 1findr searches among 85 million articles published as early as 1665 in scholarly journals all over the world, in all languages, and all fields of research. Moreover, using the oaFindr link resolver, this advanced search solution provides hyperlinks to 30 million freely available articles.
The Max Planck Digital Library is part of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, which, with 18 Nobel laureates, is Germany’s most successful research organization. With more than 80 institutes producing 15,000 articles a year, the MPG is one of the world’s largest and prestigious research organizations. 1science is honoured by the trust and recognition shown by this great institution.