As discussed in ourÂ previous postÂ the Jisc Publications Router has had a long and interesting history as a project. Now, as it moves into a newÂ life as a beta service, the team have beenÂ working to spruce things up.
All existing features are still available; documentation forÂ suppliersÂ andÂ consumersÂ can be viewed and users can still browseÂ allÂ content byÂ organisationÂ orÂ repository. The browse views have been tidied up and the citations are now significantly clearer:
Repository managers can sign up the for the postcard notification serviceÂ and theÂ stats wheelÂ (shown below) displaying a visualisation of the data is still as mesmerising and clickable as ever.
The service the Router provides remains the same regardless of how it looks. The Router parses the metadata of an article to determine the appropriate target repositories and transfers the publication to the registered repositories. It minimises efforts on behalf of potential depositors while maximising distribution and exposure of research outputs.
For more information about interacting with the Publications Router please contact theÂ Edina HelpdeskÂ or emailÂ Edina@ed.ac.uk.
See also:Â update from Jisc on their plans for OA servicesÂ includingÂ support for the Router.