Through interconnecting scientific, educational and cultural resources, we want to enhance scholarly communication. New tools and communication channels will allow closer collaboration among scholars and support new discoveries in all types of repositories.

The following scenario demonstrates how scientists will be able to communicate more intensely with fellow researchers and access the latest discoveries more easily thanks to EEXCESS technologies:

Rosario is a 45-year-old chemical researcher working for a global healthcare company in London. She used to be a university researcher but left academia when she turned 35. Rosario is paid to be an expert in her domain who keeps on top of the state-of-the-art in research and applies it in her company. Keeping up to date, however, takes her much time and she’s never sure if she’s finding all of the information she needs.

Now imagine that Mendeley, one of the EEXCESS research partners, has just released a new feature called the “What’s New?”-Dashboard. Rosario starts it up and straight away it presents her with recent articles that have been published in her field, blogs that have been written, interesting workshops and conferences, and pertinent activity from the contacts in her social network.  The content is organized in a way that some of it is focused on her general interests, some of it focuses on the project that she was working on this morning and some of it focuses on the project that she was working on yesterday.

Rosario is impressed by how contextualised and personalised the recommendations are and that they have already been classified into channels that fit with her projects. This new tool will certainly make it easier for her to keep on top of the latest advances in her field.

EEXCESS technologies will…
…recommend research articles and blogs that are relevant to the scholar’s general and recent interests.
…recommend workshops and conferences that are relevant to the scholar’s interests.
…recommend activity from the scholar’s social network that is relevant to their interests.
…visualise the recommendations.

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