Open Science through OpenAIRE
OpenAIRE through Open Science Lens
Using lenses helps us see better, distinguish details and maybe also filter out important information. What happens though when you are browsing the internet, Googling for a topic, and you find an article of your interest? In the best case, the article is open access and you can immediately download it. But in many cases, an article is closed, and you need to pay for it or access it through a subscription. Don’t you want to know if there is another version of the article that is open accessible and available through OpenAIRE Explore or third party repositories? Don’t you want to get instant information on a publication while surfing the internet? Don’t you want to press a button and view all publications that are referred to on a page in a few seconds, on the same webpage?
Moving away from the curent status, where you need to visit a dedicated web site like OpenAIRE EXPLORE to find infromation, a tool like Open Science Lens brings the wealth of information of OpenAIRE Research Graph to where it matters.
Open Science and OpenAIRE accessible in a click
Be a lead user by testing the Open Science Lens
All you need is a Google Chrome and to install the Open Science Lens extension
Automatic detection of DOIs on a website: Open Science Lens plugin exploits the well-defined and easily locatable on text form of DOIs. Using this as a starting point, it utilizes OpenAIRE API and OpenAIRE graph data model to locate artefacts framing a DOI (publication, datasets, project etc) present in OpenAIRE and unrolls the graph of links to deliver to the user all available information, as well as direct access to the DOI referenced artifact itself.
Shortcut to find information on OpenAIRE Explore with a right click: The usability of the DOI autodetection functionality is limited to sites that utilize DOIs in their HTML content. In order to extend the capability to exploit OpenAIRE Graph API beyond DOIs, a second functionality is offered, this of a user-driven triggering of OpenAIRE information lookup services. The user is offered a context-related action that fires a query against OpenAIRE APIs on the specific text selected on the web page (i.e. a few words) or the word under the cursor. The query brings up information related to the current selection from OpenAIRE.
Download the Google Chrome extension from here.
Only two steps to install
Step 1 - Visit the link above and click the Add to Chrome button
Step 2 - Go to chrome://extensions/ and enable the Open Science Lens visibility on Chrome bar
Experience the magic of Open Science available on a click!
Explore a single publication on a website
Let’s say you find this article that is closed here. Is there a chance that there is an open access of it available legally? Let’s try to find out.
You click on the right side of your screen, on the Open Science Lens logo. A nice column (works like a drawer you can show/hide anytime) presents you all the information regarding this publication as is on OpenAIRE Research Graph:
- Type of content; publication
- Creators with their ORCID’s validated
- Project/Funds information
- Related datasets
- More details and
- Number of available versions and their type
The last one indicates to you that there are many versions of this publication, and since there is at least one open access, you can find it by clicking the “All 8 versions” shortcut and be redirected to OpenAIRE Explore!
As easy as that!
Spot multiple publications on a website
Open Science Lens functions like in the previous step for websites that refer to many publications. It is smart enough to locate the DOIs, and more relevant information on the page. That allows you to have an overview of publications mentioned on a webpage along with their versions, metadata in one-click!
Try it out with a web page of your choice!Whos it is for: Open Science Lens is for all Open Science enthusiasts, techies and tools testers, researchers, scientists, students, citizen scientists, science lovers, visionaries, librarians.
Related OpenAIRE ServicesOpenAIRE Explore: Linking to additional information and refinements.
OpenAIRE Research Graph – Publications / Research Data / Software / Projects / Other: HTTP API to retrieve information and perform lookup and query operations for publications, research data, software, projects and other research products.
Users need to install the web browser plugin, currently available only for chrome.
Do you have any questions? Feedback and want to belong to the group of people who try this new cool tool first? Then please feel free to download the Open Science Lens from Google Chrome Store and send us an email for any inquiries. The CITE team would be happy to get back to you. Contact persons: Georgios Kakaletris (gkakas[at]cite.gr) , Giorgos Pananikos (gpapanikos[at]cite.gr)