Librarian resource center

Find more information about all aspects of the Underline Science library below, along with links to access or download corresponding materials.

The Librarian Resource Center at Underline Science is your central repository for accessing a meticulously curated list of resources designed to enhance the management and utilization of scientific content in libraries and educational institutions. Here, you'll find essential tools and information to support your library's offerings, ensure compliance with academic standards, and provide users with seamless access to a vast repository of scientific content.

Title List

Explore our extensive list of resources through the most current title list, available for download and updated monthly. This title list facilitates easy navigation across categories including presentations, posters, conferences, and presenters, with both public access and premium video content, ensuring your library offers the richest and most relevant scientific materials.

MARC Records

MAchine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) records are a standard for the representation and communication of bibliographic and related information in machine-readable form. They are essential tools for libraries, enabling efficient cataloging, indexing, and data sharing among library systems worldwide. By utilizing MARC records, libraries ensure the accurate cataloging and discoverability of their collections, making resources like those available from Underline Science readily accessible to researchers and patrons.

Download our latest MARC record set, which is regularly updated to reflect our continually expanding collection. Integrating these records into your library system enhances the discoverability and accessibility of a wide array of scholarly content, from presentations and posters to complete conference proceedings. By maintaining an up-to-date integration with Underline Science’s resources, you can significantly improve your library’s service offerings, ensuring that users have easy access to critical academic materials.

Digital Object Identifiers (DOI's)

We ensure every piece of content within the Underline’s library is easily discoverable and citable through unique Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), adhering to compliance standards. DOIs serve as a backbone for academic and research communications by providing unique, persistent identifiers for digital objects. This system, perfectly integrated with DataCite, a leading global provider of DOIs for research data and scholarly outputs, ensures that each piece of content, whether a video, presentation, or paper, can be reliably located and accessed over the long term.


Underline Science is committed to accessibility compliance, with our platform meeting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 at Level AA. These standards are developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet, and represent a wide range of recommendations for making web content more accessible. Following these guidelines helps make content accessible to a broader range of people with disabilities.

WCAG 2.1 AA standards involve a wide range of criteria, from text alternatives for non-text content (like images and videos) to navigation accessibility, readability, and compatibility with assistive technologies. By adhering to these standards, we emphasize our dedication to creating an inclusive digital environment that accommodates everyone. To activate accessibility mode, simply click on icon on the lower left corner of the screen.

Counter5 Reports

Make use of precise usage analytics through our provision of COUNTER 5 compliant usage reports. COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international standard designed to ensure consistency and credibility in the reporting of usage statistics for digital resources. By adhering to the COUNTER 5 version of these standards, we guarantee that our usage reports provide accurate, reliable, and comparable data.

These detailed engagement data and counter reports offer insights far beyond basic usage statistics. They encompass metrics such as the number of full-text article requests, downloads, and turnaways, among others, enabling librarians to make informed decisions about collection management. Furthermore, understanding user engagement at a deeper level helps librarians and institutions assess the value and impact of the resources provided to their users, tailor their collections to meet user needs more effectively, and demonstrate the library's role in supporting research and learning.

In essence, our commitment to providing COUNTER 5 compliant usage reports is part of our broader effort to enhance transparency, accountability, and informed decision-making in the management of digital scholarly resources.

VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template)

The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is an essential tool that provides a detailed evaluation of our website's adherence to accessibility compliance standards. Developed to assess information and communication technology (ICT) products for their accessibility features, a VPAT outlines how a website or digital platform conforms to recognized guidelines, such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Our VPAT offers an in-depth analysis of our platform’s conformance to accessibility compliance standards. By downloading Underline’s VPAT report, librarians can confidently assure users of our platform's commitment to accessibility and inclusivity.

Shared Electronic Resource Understanding (SERU)

Underline Science actively supports and utilizes the NISO Shared Electronic Resource Understanding (SERU) framework, an innovative approach designed to streamline the subscription and access process for electronic resources. SERU offers an alternative to the often lengthy and complex negotiations typically associated with traditional licensing agreements between publishers and libraries. By adhering to SERU’s set of best practice standards, we align on shared expectations regarding access, use, and preservation of digital resources without the need for individualized license contracts. This commitment to the SERU framework emphasizes Underline's flexible approach to compliance and licensing. It significantly simplifies the process for academic and research institutions to integrate our comprehensive list of resources into their collections.

Institutions that are signatories of the SERU registry can bypass traditional licensing agreements, facilitating a more direct and efficient access agreement process. However, for institutions that prefer or require formal agreements, Underline Science is fully prepared to accommodate and accept license agreements as issued by universities or other entities. In essence, our adoption of SERU represents our dedication to removing barriers to access. It ensures that our valuable scientific content is available to the global academic community, fostering a spirit of open collaboration and shared knowledge.

Librarian Educational Portal

As part of our commitment to continuous learning we created an open access portal with learning materials for librarians. This portal showcases Underline's features based on the videos collected from some of the most prominent librarian conferences in the world. You can access the librarian portal here.

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