Dura Project

Symplectic News Company News, Elements Updates

Symplectic is excited to announce the upcoming Mendeley module. Researchers will be able to synchronise their personal Mendeley profiles with their Elements account at their institution; and most importantly, take advantage of the rich file sharing capabilities of Mendeley.

Funded by JISC, The DURA Project was a collaboration between Mendeley, Symplectic and CARET (Centre for Applied Research in Education Technologies) at The University of Cambridge.

Combining the versatility of Mendeley with the simplicity of Elements

Enable your academics to synchronise bibliographic data from their personal Mendeley profiles to their Elements account at your institution, eliminating the need to re-key data.

Import your personal research collections from Mendeley – Elements will detect new files on an academic’s profile and then prompt the user to upload them into the institutional repository.

Inform each deposit decision with copyright information from Sherpa/RoMEO.

Moving Towards a ‘one click deposit’

Elements supports all file-types from Mendeley, allowing academics to deposit their pre-published text and ancillary materials directly to the institutional repository.

Give academics the ability to deposit via Elements in just a few clicks, simplifying their workflow and therefore encouraging deposits.

Works with the Repository Tools module in Elements, so all major repository technologies (DSpace, Fedora, ePrints and Intralibrary) are supported out of the box.

Working with CARET

CARET, Mendeley and Symplectic worked together to create this unique combination of functionalities, specifically designed to integrate Repository Deposit into the normal academic workflow.

CARET helped Mendeley and Symplectic work with academics from the University of Cambridge to ensure a seamless workflow and user experience.

Module Availability

This new module will be available for purchase this summer 2012.

Check out our support site for release updates and other features: [http://support.symplectic.co.uk] (http://support.symplectic.co.uk)