Sciety product news 15/2023

a year ago   •   2 min read

By Mark Williams

Discovering curation activity, where you 'list' expect it. šŸ“

šŸš€ In delivery

  • Our current theme is centred around 'Discovery', helping people find preprints of interest either through active search or passive exploration. Last week we focussed our attention on improving understanding of search and this week we looked at lists. Having recently introduced the capability for curators to have as many public lists as they wish, we want to help readers discover those lists and the amazing scientists and researchers who curate them.

As such we now have a list of lists accessible via the navigation. Try it out and explore the growing organisation of preprints.

  • Also in delivery, we've made the profile menu item clickable. We found the majority of people who sign up to Sciety click on their profile image to explore what's possible. This link now takes you to your profile, where you can see the lists you own and the activity you follow.

šŸ•µļø In discovery

  • We're looking for people to provide feedback on active and passive discovery processes; how people search for stuff online and how recommendations might influence the decision to engage with the result.
  • We've continue to test changes to search where we've added information about preprint servers and search order and been talking to people about how they discover and are recommended 'stuff' online. We hope to improve how Sciety surfaces content to people to improve their discovery of preprint research.
  • We're testing out new designs that improve the information hierarchy on our pages and communicate the importance of curation as part of the journey of a preprint. As a result, Societies and Journals will be able to increase readership and engagement by having a presence on Sciety.

If you'd like to know more, please book a call with the team.ā€Œ

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