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.