Happy Holidays! This update brings minor bug fixes for all versions, but for institutions using Google Chrome & Microsoft Edge it should now be possible to roll out the extension to all institutional computers and pre-configure the institution. Please contact me at email@example.com if you would like details on how to use this new feature!
This version enhanced DOI (Digital Object Identifier) detection on research.ebsco.com, a popular academic journal aggregator. Additionally I have added a feature, which will allow you to remove an institution more easily. This helps you have more control over your experience.
This version enhances the way you can search for and select your local institution. Up to this point you had to first select if you wished so search by domain or name and then conduct a search. Now you can start typing freely to see all matching institutions: The update also enhances treatment of the […]
I am delighted to announce that Open Access Helper is now available on Microsoft Edge browser. You can download and install the extension from https://microsoftedge.microsoft.com/addons/detail/open-access-helper-web/hflebgknodhdbgaogggfcahibddmjbii or you can use this shortened URL https://www.otz.li/2/edge
In just a few weeks, students will return to university and will certainly want to take advantage of the wide range of resources available through their university library. These same students might return to campus with a new MacBook, or another Apple device. Many library resources can be accessed directly on campus, without the need […]
As you are getting ready for the new academic year, I am happy to report that Version 2023.8 is starting to roll out to a browser near you. Updates to the Open Access Badge Open Access Helper now uses a new icon, when a user is already at the Open Access copy of the article. […]
Margarita from Universidad de Cantabria informed me of a bug, which prevented Open Access Helper from installing on a Spanish language computer. The source of this was a bad translation string in the messages.json for Spanish (and Italian, as I found out). This update fixes those typos AND brings the extension up to Manifest Version […]
This release addresses some naughty bugs and makes your search experience better! Here are the highlights:
All Versions: This version brings improvements to the web extensions Settings screen. The screen has been redesigned to show fewer options at once and offer an overall cleaner and more modern user experience. iOS / iPadOS: Improvements to OpenAlex support within the app: Enhancements to analytics collection: When it comes to analytics, I would like […]
Today, I released Version 2022.10 of Open Access Helper. For the main extension the update includes a bug fix, which will hopefully ensure that usage data is correctly collected. It is a minor change, but an important one to me. While these usage signals contain no user identifiable information, I want to make sure they […]