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.
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
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:
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 […]
Today I released Version 2022.9 for Chrome & Firefox. The macOS & iOS version still take a bit, but I hope to release within the week. This version mostly contains bug fixes, such as: Basic Analytics This version does add functionality, which eventually will help me understand usage patterns of the extension. The key reason […]
This version brings improved signalling of proxy domains for those users, who have selected their home institution. For this better signalling to work, a domain list needs to be available. If you are on a domain supported by your proxy, the icon will be filled – no matter the Open Access status. As of today […]
I am very pleased to have released Version 2022.2 for iOS and iPad OS. This version includes two new features, which were inspired by Bill Neill: 1. Search History Search History will keep track of all searches you conducted within the iOS & iPad OS App. All searches will be kept for seven days, after […]
Version 2022.1 was released on 25 December and further unifies the code base between Chrome, Firefox & Safari Extension. This all important update enhances stability, introduces a number of bug fixes and a few new features. Institute Specific Highlight & Search Libraries can now provide the search URL for their discovery service and it will […]
This version brings support for the new and updated core.ac.uk V3 API. The key difference to Open Access Helper is that I am now able to request article recommendations straight from core.ac.uk without the need for middle-ware on oahelper.org.