Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues. It includes over 30,000 summaries and links to free full-text research and policy documents from over 8,000 publishers.
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) - the organisation that hosts Eldis - issued a call for partners that can help extend access to Eldis content in innovative ways. Kwantu applied, proposing to make it easy for Nexus partners to include Eldis content in their own web sites.
IDS accepted our proposal and Kwantu proceeded to develop a simple interface. Integrating directly with the Eldis application programming interface (API) it allows BetterData site administrators to search the massive Eldis library according to precise criteria.
They can then view the list of matching items, along with the title and description - and import any item with a single click. The imported document is displayed on their site and looks the same as a document they added directly - with the exception of a small logo attributing to content to Eldis.