Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Revised Yottalook!

I haven't blogged for a while, but we have been very busy this year working on many new features; the updates throughout the year have been small. Last night, we did a major update to include many new features we have been working on this year.

The first thing you will notice is our new design. We have returned to a more simple layout.

You will also notice that we have added a brand new engine: "Journals". This is a new engine that will allow users to search journal articles. It will give you options to search either just the radiology journals or all the other journals. Think of it as our Google Scholar-like engine. However, this engine is not based on Google, allowing us more control over the search results. I will blog about this new engine separately later.

The Images engine has been updated to include now more than 750,000 images. It contains new radiology images upto November of this year. Due to the update, you will notice that a lot of the results will say "Subscription May Be Required". This is our warning to the user that the journal content shown likely requires a subscription to view the full content. If you are using this engine and either have a subscription to that particular journal or are coming from an academic site, you shouldn't have issue accessing the content. However, many of you do not have subscriptions to these journals. While we want to give higher ranking to more recent content, we are sensitive to this reality, and as a result, we have implemented a new filter called, "No Subscription Mode". By turning this on, the engine will try to maximize results that do not require subscription first; you will still see some but the result sets should be more optimal for those desiring this option. More changes have been made to the Images engine, but again I will blog about this separately later.

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