All advances to the figshare site have been led by user suggestions. One of the big ones that we’ve been trying to get out for a while goes live today - embeddable figshare content.
This allows users to take content that they have uploaded to figshare and embed it in their personal webpages, lab websites or blogs. We want users to effectively disseminate and make their research available to as many people as possible. By allowing users to embed content, we are hoping that the research on figshare can reach an even greater audience, giving it even more impact.
How to embed research on your site.
The embed button is found below the file on an article page, next to the social sharing buttons. Clicking on this button pops up an overlay where you can customise the dimensions of the embed widget and get the code to put in the html of your site.
Any public figshare content can be embedded in this manner, regardless of the file types. We are constantly looking to support visualisation of more and more file types as they start being used in different areas of research. Here is an example of what the embeds look like when embedded:
M. genitalium Whole-cell Model
Prevalence and use of Twitter among scholars
The content can only be used for non commercial purposes. In order to maintain its sustainability, all mass use of content by commercial companies must be done in agreement with figshare.
As always, feedback, comments, suggestions and ideas are welcomed. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or via twitter, facebook or google+.