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Distribution and visibility

Synergies is the only Canada-wide distribution platform for scholarly publications and actively contributes to the dissemination of university research by offering privileged access to several types of documents, including journals, books, proceedings, theses, and other research data.

Highest academic and editorial standards

Synergies has been developed in close collaboration with the academic milieu to meet the specific needs of the humanities and social sciences academic community, providing researchers with a superior framework recognized by peers. Publications meet the eligibility criteria of Synergies’ five regional partner editorial boards.

Professional digital publishing services

  • Production and distribution of journals, books, proceedings, theses, dissertations, and other research data in various digital formats (XML, PDF, XHTML)

  • Long-term preservation of documents

  • Permanent referencing of URLs

  • Database indexing and specialized tools (ABC-Clio, Francis, CurrentContent, PubMed, Repère, Google Scholar, etc.).

Open access and full text

Synergies aggregates the digital collections produced and hosted by its five regional partner universities (Université de Montréal, University of New Brunswick, University of Toronto, University of Calgary, and Simon Fraser University). The majority of digital collections are open access and full text.

Bilingual interface and innovative features

The Synergies platform provides access to extensive collections of primary and secondary sources through a single, fully bilingual, browser interface. Effective and innovative search functions, and advanced features, provide user-friendly access to and consultation of collections by the academic community.

Platform functionality

  • Bilingual search interface (French and English)

  • Powerful search engine (document type, year, author, title, keyword, ISSN, ISBN, etc.)

  • Search filters based on several criteria (document type, collection, language, author)

  • Export of search results (HTML, plain text, XML, Endnote, Refworks, e-mail)

  • RSS feeds

  • Z39.50 queries

  • OAI and referencing service

  • Alerts and favorites (coming soon)

  • Georeferencing for creating research networks (coming soon)

Availability of documents and data

Documents and research data aggregated by Synergies are available to researchers working in fields as diverse as bibliometrics, scientometrics, media studies, the sociology of knowledge, and scientific communication studies. Content of selected articles can now be exported in XML format. This function is available through the search interface’s basket feature.

Subscriptions

Individual and institutional subscriptions are managed by each regional partner. To subscribe to one or more collections, please contact the following institutions directly:

Atlantic

Email: etext@unb.ca
Phone: (506) 447-3309

www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/

Québec

Email: erudit-abonnements@umontreal.ca
Phone: (514) 343-6111 extension 5500

www.erudit.org

Ontario

For information on subscriptions, please contact journals directly. The contact information for each journal is available in the "About this Journal" section, via the table of contents of an issue.

Prairies

For information on subscriptions, please contact journals directly.  The contact information for each journal is available in the "About this Journal" section, via the table of contents of an issue.

For more information:

Judy Powell
Journals Manager,
University of Calgary Press
Email: powell@ucalgary.ca
Phone: (403) 220-3512

Tony Tin
Head, Digital Initiatives and Electronic Resources
Athabasca University
Email: tonyt@athabascau.ca
Phone: (780) 675-6486

Shubhash Wasti
AU press IT Systems Coordinator
Athabasca University
Email: shubhash@athabascau.ca
Phone: (780) 421-2526

Michael Hohner
Library Systems & IT Services Coordinator
University of Winnipeg
Email: m.hohner@uwinnipeg.ca
Phone: (204) 786-9812

www.synergiesprairies.ca

British Columbia

For information on subscriptions, please contact journals directly.  The contact information for each journal is available in the "About this Journal" section, via the table of contents of an issue.

General inquiries concerning the BC node may be directed to:

Brian Owen
Associate University Librarian
Email: brian_owen@sfu.ca
Phone: (778) 782-7095

Kevin Stranack
Consortial Support Librarian
Email: kstranac@sfu.ca
Phone: (306) 525-5439

Distribution list

To receive up-to-date information on our collections and new features, you can subscribe to the Synergies mailing list by sending your e-mail to the following address: info@synergiescanada.org

 

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