PlumX Selected Most Ambitious Database of 2013


Here at PlumTM Analytics we were happy to learn that Library Journal selected PlumX as the Most Ambitious Database of 2013 in their annual roundup of award-winning databases. Library Journal compared the winners to movie studios with Plum Analytics equated to a producer of an Indie film, that is, as a product from a small company “that was introduced with less fanfare, but has excellent content and usability.” We are especially happy to be given an award that was chosen by librarians, a group whose needs we always strive to meet.

In their write-up about PlumX Library Journal says:

Michalek and librarian Buschman led the team that developed ProQuest’s Summon discovery system; PlumX builds upon their information-retrieval expertise to help academics gather information on all kinds of scholarly activity—from papers in peer-reviewed journals to social media mentions—into a broader picture of an academic’s professional life. A subscribing institution can use PlumX in many ways, from vetting job applicants to forming a “big picture” of the institution’s research activity for funding purposes or to draw students, and individuals who create a profile will have the benefit of getting credit for many more types of work than was possible before.

Read the whole article and view the other award-winners here.