Eric Archambault, CEO of 1science, is pleased to announce that 1science is now a key supplier to
the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), based in Munich, Germany. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) joins other leading research institutions, including Caltech, ETH Zurich and Stanford, which use 1science products, a growing force in the advanced research information systems market. With this agreement, the more than 80 MPG centres gained access to 1findr™, 1science's revolutionary abstracting and indexing database.
This puts the MPG at the forefront of search and access technology and, according to Dr. Ralf
Schimmer, Director of Scientific Information Provision at the MPDL, contributes significantly to
the MPG's “goal of moving away from traditional subscription-based systems”. Schimmer says,
"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."
Dr. Archambault says 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model dominated by outdated technology and assumptions about what users of peer-reviewed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." Archambault says that what makes 1findr unique is the "aim to break down
artificial barriers that limit indexing to less than half of peer-reviewed articles." 1findr searches
among 85 million articles published as early as 1665 in scholarly journals all over the world, in all
languages, and all fields of research. Moreover, using the oaFindr link resolver, this advanced search
solution provides hyperlinks to 30 million freely available articles.
The Max Planck Digital Library is part of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, which, with 18 Nobel
laureates, is Germany's most successful research organization. With more than 80 institutes
producing 15,000 articles a year, the MPG is one of the world's largest and prestigious research
organizations. 1science is honoured by the trust and recognition shown by this great institution.