The Serbian Library Consortium KoBSON Expands its Access to Elsevier’s Research Management and Database Solutions

February 4, 2014

BELGRADE, Serbia, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific,
technical, and medical information products and services, today announced it has expanded
its collaboration with the Serbian Library Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition
(KoBSON). KoBSON members will now have access to Elsevier’s journal back file content
[http://info.sciencedirect.com/sciencedirect/content/backfiles ] (research articles
published before 1995), a collection of more than 4,000 ebooks and to research performance
solution SciVal Spotlight [http://info.scival.com/scival-new-generation ]. Existing access
to ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ] and Scopus [http://www.scopus.com ] has
been extended until 2017.

Newly secured access to ScienceDirect combined with Elsevier’s journal back file
content will enable members to navigate through the entire range of research articles
available on ScienceDirect. Together with access to ebooks, Scopus and SciVal Spotlight,
KoBSON’s members now benefit from a further improved scientific information and evaluation
infrastructure aiming to increase research output productivity and visibility in the
scientific landscape.

Biljana Kosanovic, Head of KoBSON, said, “KoBSON was founded in 2001 with the aim to
strengthen science and innovation in Serbia. Since then, we work closely with the research
community, government and with academic publishers to increase access to global research
literature. Expanding access to cover more of Elsevier’s research management and database
solutions enables our members to stay on top of global scientific research and
developments. We are confident this will further strengthen Serbia’s role in the
international scientific research communities.”

Endre Beky, Elsevier’s Regional Director for Eastern-Europe said, “We are honoured to
engage further with KoBSON and the Serbian research community. We share the Consortium’s
strategic approach of long-term research success to improve Serbia’s position in global
research ranking. Elsevier supports the pioneering spirit of the Consortium as they build
on their strong regional capacity in science and education.”

About Kobson Consortium

KoBSON, the Serbian Library Consortium for Coordinated Acquisition was established in
2001 and represents the Serbian research community. Through the National Library of
Serbia, acting as a hub, the Consortium currently provides access to some 40,000
international journal titles, and more than 30,000 books. All these licenses are financed
centrally by the Ministry of Science through a contract with the National Library. The
KoBSON portal is the official site of the Serbian Consortium, hosted and maintained by the
Center for Scientific Information at the National Library of Serbia. The portal is
intended to offer integrated access to electronic content subscribed by the Consortium.

About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect [http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/sciencedirect ] is home to almost
one-quarter of the world’s peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical
content. Over 15 million researchers, health care professionals, teachers, students and
information professionals around the globe rely on ScienceDirect as a trusted source of
nearly 2,200 journals, almost 900 serials and 25,000 book titles. ScienceDirect supports
research and education with interactive elements in articles such as audio, video, graphs,
tables and images, and offers tools so users can easily set alerts. Content on
ScienceDirect also features embedded links to external datasets, including earth and
environmental science data from PANGAEA [http://www.pangaea.de ], abstract and indexing
data from Scopus [http://www.scopus.com/home.url ] and chemical reactions data from Reaxys
[http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/reaxys ]. With almost 12 million content pieces
available-including pre-publication release of articles and open access
[http://www.elsevier.com/about/open-access/open-access-options ] content from Elsevier
journals-ScienceDirect is a premier platform for discovering the world of research.

About Scopus

Scopus [http://www.scopus.com ], the largest abstract and citation database of
peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly
research. Its vast database contains abstracts and references from 21,000 titles from more
than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields
of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities. Scopus was
designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians internationally; and
features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and
interoperability with applications such as reference management software.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health
communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and 25,000 book titles,
including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions
include ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus [http://www.scopus.com ],
SciVal [http://info.scival.com ], Reaxys [http://www.elsevier.com/reaxys ], ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s Suite [http://www.confidenceconnected.com ],
which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC
[http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a world leading provider of professional information
solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly
owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext
Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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