The last few days we have been exploring:

• Which publishers want to be part of our first index to support substructure and text queries in the same interface.
• What the most effective methods of indexing their publications are.
• What the possibilities are in terms of providing reports on usage/input search terms and ‘third-party’ search interfaces on publisher websites.

All these ideas were put forward by publishers before we had the chance to suggest them or think of them ourselves. We were made conscious of the fact that we needed to consult directly with publisher organisations last week and, having started afresh, this approach has attracted positive responses within a few days of implementation.

Ideally, author and our users interests should be considered at the forefront since that is what is important and that is what we are determined this search engine will do when it is launched.

The Hindawi Publishing Corporation, the International Union of Crystallography and Nature Publishing Group are three of the participating organisations consenting to be mentioned in this particular post.

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2 Responses to “New Index And New Ideas”

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    [...] the system to put the drives in place. Also, we are in the process of rebuilding our index for the Chemrefer service and this is putting a strain on our servers. Add to this the fact that Google appear to be indexing [...]

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