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SPIE cooperates with ReadCube to increase discoverability of content across web, desktop, and mobile platforms

Agreement will expand discoverability for more than 425,000 items

05 August 2015

BELLINGHAM, Washington, and BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, today announced an agreement with Boston-based publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance the content on the SPIE Digital Library via ReadCube's platform.

Used by more than 8 million researchers worldwide, ReadCube Discover will expand the discoverability of SPIE's 10 peer-reviewed journals, Proceedings of SPIE, and SPIE eBooks across its web, desktop, and mobile reading portals, search engines, and recommendation feeds. What's more, all SPIE Digital Library items will be enhanced with ReadCube's signature reading experience.

"SPIE values increased discoverability and accessibility to our unique content," said Eric Pepper, SPIE Director of Publications. "The more researchers, engineers, students, and scholars find and utilize this content, the greater its impact on scientific progress and education. We believe that working with ReadCube will further this key SPIE goal."

In addition to extending the reach of scholarly content, ReadCube Discover enhances it with valuable features, including hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, direct access to supplemental content and figures, social sharing, and altmetrics. As part of the partnership, all the items in the SPIE Digital Library will be enhanced through ReadCube.

"The ability to discover and effectively learn from scholarly content is the bedrock upon which discovery is built," said Robert McGrath, CEO of Labtiva. "We look forward to adding SPIE's valuable collection of optics and photonics content to our discovery tools-to continue to better support our growing researcher community."

About SPIE

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science and technology. The Society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library (www.spiedigitallibrary.org) in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided more than $4 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2014. www.spie.org

About Labtiva and ReadCube

Labtiva develops software to make the world of research more accessible and connected. Its free ReadCube desktop application for PC and Mac helps researchers in any discipline easily organize and manage existing article libraries, and discover new literature through searches and daily-personalized recommendations. ReadCube offers a suite of innovative services to publishers, including ReadCube Discover, ReadCube Connect and ReadCube Checkout. Partners such as Nature Publishing Group, Frontiers, Wiley, Palgrave, and SciELO have adopted ReadCube's publisher technologies. Harvard researchers Robert McGrath and Siniša Hrvatin founded Labtiva in 2007, which now has offices in Cambridge, MA and Zagreb, Croatia, and is supported by Digital Science, a technology division of Macmillan Science and Education. To find out more about ReadCube, visit: http://www.readcube.com. For publisher inquiries, contact publishers@readcube.com<



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