(29 Jun 2022) Third Iron, LLC, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers, and their users, announced an integration of their LibKey service with Litmaps, a browser-based platform that enables researchers to visualize, expand, and communicate their research. This integration delivers one-click linking to PDF articles from Litmaps citation records.
“Conducting research means confronting a daunting amount of scholarly literature. We were excited to see how Litmaps accelerates the research process by visualizing research connections and helping researchers find relevant literature that might be missed,” said Kendall Bartsch, CEO at Third Iron. “Integration of LibKey naturally complements Litmaps’s mission of improving the research process.” John Seguin, Third Iron President and Chief Librarian, continued, “Over 15 million researchers have access to LibKey linking through their affiliation with the over 1,300 libraries that use Third Iron services. All of these researchers who use Litmaps now have fast, reliable, one-click access to the full text made available from their libraries.” “We’re excited to offer an easy, built-in, way for Litmaps’s users to access the full text, made available from their libraries,” said Axton Pitt, CEO at Litmaps. “This integration makes accessing full text easier, and helps users to get to the right PDF quickly.”
LibKey has been seamlessly integrated into Litmaps. Users do not need to download or install any additional software to benefit from the integration.
The press release is here.