BrowZine combines individual articles from databases to create complete journals and arranges them in an intuitive newsstand, then delivers these journals to patrons in an easy-to-use format optimized for the iPad or Android tablets. The result is an intuitive way for users to browse journals by subject, discover new titles, and easily read articles.
At a time when more and more libraries are opting for e-only access to scholarly journals, the experience of browsing a library's collection of new issues to keep up with the latest research trends is an awkward task requiring setting up alert systems, RSS feeds, and other clumsy technologies on multiple platforms. By making content available in an easy-to-view, browsable format, libraries are able to pull away the layers of technology between the user and content. Each reader can create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals and BrowZine will soon be able to deliver convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.
These favorite titles are housed in a convenient "My Bookshelf" area where users can freely rearrange these titles to suit their preference. Just like in a user's own workspace, they can then easily access their favorite titles quickly and easily every time they use BrowZine. And just like your other electronic content, this material is available 24 hours a day anywhere in the world via your existing authentication protocols including interoperation with EZproxy, Shibboleth, bar code identification, VPN, and more. And best of all, no extra setup is required for BrowZine to support your authentication – it just works!
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How to Order or Renew
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BrowZine works like a very advanced and smart web browser where the links to content are presented by the BrowZine cloud service to the app and then presented to the user as a table of contents. When a user clicks on the article they want, this is then fetched from the publisher's server directly, thus enabling accurate COUNTER statistics for that publisher (full text downloads). Contact the Third Iron representative for more information on statistics.
Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS)
Wilson Library, Room 60
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Toll Free: 800-462-5348
Hayley J. H. Harris, Account Executive
Phone: 855-649-7607, ext. 702