Ingenta, a technology provider, has announced that it is making its library holdings data available to Google Scholar, enabling the search tool to implement prominent "appropriate copy" links for patrons of the more than 25,000 libraries that use IngentaConnect to access ejournals. Existing links from Google Scholar to IngentaConnect will be expanded to indicate whether the current user has access rights. "Full Text@IngentaConnect" links will appear in Google Scholar search results in the short-term future. The new arrangement will also see Ingenta informing Google of articles, which can be freely accessed via IngentaConnect; appropriate links can also be provided for these articles, thus highlighting additional open access content to users.
Ingenta has also released IngentaConnect 2.5. The new release incorporates a number of new features designed to improve the end user's research experience. New functionality for IngentaConnect 2.5 includes: Increased support for citation managers, with additional download formats; BibTeX and RDF offered alongside previously available EndNote, ProCite, and plain text; New social software interoperability enables users to bookmark citations to del.icio.us, FURL, CiteULike, Connotea, and Bidsonomy; Ajax-rendered collapsible volume and issue listings designed to simplify browsing and reduce scrolling on journal homepages; Newly-architected page layouts to standardize display of user-interactive options; and forthcoming developments include new Express Purchasing, designed to simplify end-user pay-per-view and document delivery transactions. The site will also provide support for Ingenta's publisher partners to sell advertising space around their online content.