Elsevier has announced an investment in a new online platform and management system for its 500+ health, medical and life sciences journal-branded custom websites. The new online platform will provide improved search results accuracy, a more robust editorial tool to create topical article collections, and an improved reading experience for visitors using mobile devices.

The Sacramento Bee brought this news to our attention in their article, “Elsevier’s Digital Services Upgraded to Provide Enhanced Searching and Mobile Capabilities.”

These new improvements will be effective in the fall of 2013 and are powered by Elsevier’s Smart Content, which provides semantic enrichment technologies through the application of EMMeT™ (Elsevier Merged Medical Taxonomy).

All this produces a more relevant search result, which means that findability is improved. And isn’t that really the goal?

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.