OpenScienceLens is new tool, that allows users to easily locate, visualize and explore information of relevance to Open Science. When browsing on the web, or science-oriented web pages, OpenScienceLens locates elements of relevance (e.g. DOIs) and subsequently retrieves and presents information residing on OpenAIRE in a non-disrupting, comprehensive manner. Additionally, Open Science Lens allows science-related site owners, such as repositories, publishers, libraries etc., to embed curated information in their offerings, enriching user experience with easy-to-consume features, coming directly from a flagship infrastructure of Open Science.
To deliver those, OpenScienceLens exploits on one hand the modern rich APIs of OpenAIRE infrastructure, while on the other, builds on common web browser and web technologies assuring the widest reach of its offering. It is built both as a browser plugin and as a page enhancing technology. The demo will showcase both approaches, highlighting the benefits to the stakeholders, for each one.
OpenScienceLens is a strong instrument for promoting, strengthening and utilizing Open Science outputs, bringing them closer to researchers and citizens, making access to them friendlier and direct. Furthermore, it showcases a value-added service proposition, with a strong sustainability potential that
The demo will:
- Show use of OpenScienceLens and information on Open Science artifacts, such as datasets and publications and all the relationships behind those and their production chain (projects, organizations, researchers etc), is delivered directly to user’s browser, without the need to dig for it.
- Present OpenScienceLens integrated into a repository’s, publisher’ or library’s web offering, building a rich user experience for visitors, by on-the-fly aggregating information residing in OpenAIRE space.