1science partners Max Planck Digital Library

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1science has become a key supplier to the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), based in Munich, Germany.

The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) joins other research institutions including Caltech, ETH Zurich and Stanford in using 1science products. With this agreement, more than 80 MPG centres gained access to 1findrTM, 1science's revolutionary abstracting and indexing database.

Ralf Schimmer, director of scientific information provision at the MPDL, is quoted as saying that the development contributes significantly to the MPG's ‘goal of moving away from traditional subscription-based systems’.

He added: ‘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.’

Eric Archambault, CEO of 1science, explained that ‘what 1science is doing with partners like MPDL is disrupting the old model dominated by outdated technology and assumptions about what users of peer-reviewed literature want’ adding that 1findr aims to ‘break down artificial barriers that limit indexing to less than half of peer-reviewed articles’.

The Max Planck Digital Library is part of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, which, with 18 Nobel laureates, is Germany's most successful research organisation. It has more than 80 institutes producing 15,000 articles a year.