Scopus is adding institute disambiguation

Today it was announced that institute disambiguation, or the affiliation identifier, will become functional in Scopus early January 2008.  At this promotional site it is demonstrated what a search for the University of Liverpool returns in options of selection the right University of Liverpool and whether or not you want to include the teaching hospitals in a subsequent search as well.

Web of Science already included a refine option with an affiliation option amongst others, but they way the results are presented for Scopus shows that Elsevier has taken a different approach to solving this problem.

It will be interesting to test both approaches in more detail when the Scopus tool is officially launched.