We are proud to announce that the social science portal Sowiport is using Mr. DLib´s recommender-system as-a-service as first pilot partner.
Sowiport pools and links quality information from domestic and international providers, making it available in one place. Sowiport currently contains 9.5 million references on publications and research projects. The documents in Sowiport comprise bibliographic metadata (such as authors, publishers, keywords), citation and reference information and roughly 1.3 million full text links. Intelligent procedures such as the automatic decoding of search terms between the used thesauri of different databases help support the user via simultaneous research in multiple databases. Sowiport is based on projects funded by the German Research Society (Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG) and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung – BMBF). Sowiport is a project of the Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS), which is the largest infrastructure institution for the Social Sciences in Germany. With more than 300 employees in two locations (Mannheim and Cologne) GESIS render substantial, nationally and internationally relevant research-based infrastructure services. Established in 1986 as German Social Science Infrastructure Services and publicly prefunded, GESIS consisted of the three independent institutes Social Science Information Centre (IZ) in Bonn, Central Archive for Empirical Social Research in Cologne (ZA), and Centre for Survey Research and Methodology (ZUMA) in Mannheim.
On each article’s detail page, Sowiport displays a number of related articles received from Mr. DLib. For an example, see the screenshot, or visit http://sowiport.gesis.org/search/id/gesis-bib-143871.