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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

New translation tool launched

Researchers now have a tool offering translations of open-access material in nine major languages.

WorldWideScience.org was launched in 2007 by the British Library and the US Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information to provide a single portal - www.worldwidescience.org - to carry out federated searches of multiple open-access scientific databases around the world.

The alliance now encompasses about a dozen national libraries and research organisations, and the database links to 400 million pages of research in 65 countries. The search engine has expanded its users from fewer than 8,000 in January 2009 to nearly 96,000 in April 2010, while the languages employed by users have risen in number from 71 to 114.

Times Higher Education

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