Leading universities adopt Mendeley data to accelerate research analytics by 3 years | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

LONDON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, leading academic institutions worldwide signed up to a new data dashboard by London-based startup Mendeley. The dashboard analyzes their research activity and impact on the global research community in real time - down from the 3-5 year time lag of the "Impact Factor", the current gold standard for such evaluations. This allows academic institutions to react faster to their faculty's research needs and provide them with quicker, more personalized support during the research process - thus accelerating the pace of scientific discovery.