CORE partners with Naver, South Korea’s largest search engine

Nancy Pontika and Petr Knoth from the CORE team at the Open University share this latest development.

CORE, the world’s largest aggregator of open access scientific content, and Naver, South Korea’s number one search solution, have entered into a collaboration that will see CORE’s content being made available to 42 millions Naver users.  As part of the collaboration, Naver ingests data collected by CORE to enrich its Naver Academic search system with millions of open access papers. The aim of both services is to provide free access to scientific publications and make the experience seamless.

Naver’s main search engine and its research search site hold the largest market share (75%) in South Korea and their traffic is even higher than Google and Google Scholar in the country. In this collaboration, CORE will serve as Naver’s main provider of open access scientific outputs; as of May 2018, CORE has aggregated, processed, enriched and currently hosts millions of metadata records and full texts from a global network of thousands of data providers, making it easier for Naver to source this content. As a result, Naver is now able to extend its collection and offer access to not only scientific outputs from commercial publishers that require a payment, but also to diverse free of cost open access content that covers a variety of scientific disciplines.

Naver has already integrated the CORE records into their search engine. This was made possible via the CORE FastSync, a recently created a CORE product, which uses the ResourceSync protocol enabling customers to receive new content aggregated by CORE quickly and easily.

“By integrating with CORE, we have significantly increased the number of research papers Naver Academic indexes. In fact, CORE is Naver’s largest provider of full text content. CORE’s data are now synchronised with Naver using CORE FastSync, reducing the amount of effort that would be needed to collect these data in traditional ways.”

~ Sejin Kim, Content Manager, Naver Academic Service

With CORE’s ability to support existing search engines for academic literature via CORE FastSync, Naver is able to index large data from CORE, expand its retrievable resources and offer its customers a wider variety of content. In addition, this collaboration will also benefit CORE’s data providers as it will expand and increase the visibility of their content.

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