Symplectic Elements Product Update: Release v6.9

In this release we’ve made major user interface enhancements to the Assessment Module, focussing on improving the user experience for both researchers and reviewers when completing an Assessment Exercise. Our new Assessment interface has been designed to make it easier for users to rapidly understand their submission requirements, and empower them to move quickly and intuitively through the exercise, reducing the stress associated with annual reviews and other kinds of assessment activities. 

Symplectic Elements Product Update: Release v6.9

Following the last release where we announced that you can now harvest data from DSpace 7, we are pleased to expand upon this integration, offering bidirectional integration support and the full suite of Repository Tools (RT2) functionality. This feature rich integration will allow organisations using DSpace to upgrade to the latest version of this popular repository platform whilst continuing to streamline deposit and OA monitoring efforts using Elements. 

Open Access publishing strategies continue to evolve and there are now many more ways a researcher can make their work open. As the first step towards offering a wider range of OA monitoring and reporting, we have broadened the range of metadata available from existing data sources to provide organisations with a fuller picture of your OA publishing patterns.

And those using Google Analytics to track visits and engagement to their Discovery sites will be glad to hear we have updated our framework to support Google Analytics 4, keeping you up-to-date with the latest functionality. 

As always, this brief summary doesn’t cover everything. For all the details about the release, you can view the full release notes on the Symplectic support site. As always, the new version of Elements and associated upgrade instructions can be found in the Elements upgrade forum.

With this partnership, we have the opportunity to position ourselves as
a world leader in the development of the scholarly ecosystem.

Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon

I cannot overstate how pleased we have been.
We have to have confidence to work with a partner
for at least 5 years on a project of this size.

Caleb Smith, Senior Strategy Manager for Research Intelligence & Analytics, University of Michigan

“Faculty need only spend perhaps less than an hour a year to prepare and submit their annual reports.”

Associate Dean, Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

"Leveraging the interoperability between Symplectic Elements and DSpace has increased policy-driven institutional repository deposits by over 350%."

Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, Boston University

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
single source of truth throughout OIEx.

Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool