Monthly Archives: March 2015

Ruth’s Rankings 9: Expanding the Measurement of Science: From Citations to Web Visibility to Tweets

By Ruth A. Pagell* (31 March 2015) “…there is a growing movement within the scientific establishment to better measure and reward all the different ways that people contribute to the messy and complex process of scientific progress.”  Arbesman (2012), Wired. The rankings we examined in Ruth’s Rankings 5, 6, 7 and 8 are grounded in […]

March 31, 2015 2:14 pm
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Strong growth continues in scholarly-professional eBook market

(30 March 2015,  Stamford, CT)  Scholarly and professional eBooks sales increased globally by 7.7% in 2014 and will grow an additional 6.9% in 2015, according to the latest report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information. The report, Scholarly & Professional E-Book Publishing 2015-2019, found that, although the book market as a whole has […]

March 31, 2015 8:35 am
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RCUK publishes first independent review of its open access policy

(26 March 2015) Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today published the first independent review of the implementation of the RCUK Policy on Open Access. Chaired by Professor Sir Bob Burgess, former University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor, the review received an excellent response from the research community, with over 85 submissions of written evidence highlighting how the […]

March 28, 2015 6:22 pm
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RLIC sets up library as part of CSR

(27 March 2015) Reliance Life Insurance Company (RLIC) inaugurated its first library in India’s Telangana State in partnership with Room to Read, an NGO committed to promoting literacy and gender equality in education across Asia and Africa by providing libraries in schools. The library was inaugurated at Government Primary School in Akaram village in Nalgonda […]

March 28, 2015 6:17 pm
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Inappropriate manipulation of peer review

(26 March 2015) In November last year, BioMed Central uncovered evidence of repeated and inappropriate attempts to manipulate the peer review process of several journals (see the original statement and update). The apparent intention was to deceive Editors and positively influence the outcome of peer review by suggesting fabricated reviewers. Although only a handful of […]

March 28, 2015 7:47 am
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Thieme Publishers Delhi named publisher for Trauma Society of India

(27 March 2015 New York/Delhi)  Thieme Publishers Delhi (TPD) has signed on as the official publisher for the Trauma Society of India (TSI). TPD has agreed to publish two titles per year for TSI. Guidelines in Fracture Management – Nonunion Part 1 and Guidelines in Fracture Management  – Proximal Tibia were published in 2014. Guidelines […]

March 28, 2015 7:40 am
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CAB Direct reaches 11 million record milestone

(26 March 2015)  Global academic publisher, CABI, today announced its bibliographic platform CAB Direct has reached the milestone of 11 million records. CABI’s in-house platform, CAB Direct, hosts CAB Abstracts the leading English language bibliographic database covering the applied life sciences. Updated weekly, CAB Direct now offers over 11 million records dating back more than […]

March 28, 2015 7:36 am
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NPG and Shanghai Institute of Ceramics launch the first Nature Partner Journal in China

(25 March 2015) Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS) today signed an official agreement with Nature Publishing Group to launch the first Nature Partner Journal in China, npj Computational Materials. The open access Nature Partner Journals (NPJ) publish high-quality research in collaboration with world-renowned international partners, and have adopted a modified set […]

March 26, 2015 6:45 pm
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pcipolicyportal.com publishes annual White Paper on PCI DSS Compliance for Libraries

(23 March 2015, Dallas, TX) pcipolicyportal.com has just announced the publication of their annual white paper on PCI DSS compliance for libraries for educational guidance on complying with the newly launched Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. With the launch of version 3.0 of the PCI DSS standards, libraries will be challenged like never before […]

March 25, 2015 2:49 pm
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Introducing the International Librarians Network Incorporated

(25 March 2015) The International Librarians Network is now incorporated as a not for profit association under the laws of New South Wales, Australia. Being a legal entity allows ILN to enter into formal agreements with other organisations, an important step towards developing financial sustainability for the program. The complete announcement is here.

March 25, 2015 2:38 pm
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Call for papers – RAILS 2015

(24 March 2015) RAILS 2015, Research Applications, Information and Library Studies, takes place at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia from 22-24 July 2015. Educators, research students and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers on the theme of the conference, ‘Expanding Horizons’, which focuses on building partnerships between educators, researchers and practitioners to ensure that […]

March 25, 2015 2:20 pm
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Information Management in the Big Data Era: For a Better World

(24 March 2015) The 6th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World will take place in Guangzhou, China from 25-27 November 2015. It is organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, and the School of Information Management of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. “Information Management in the Big […]

March 25, 2015 2:13 pm
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ProQuest and Google collaborate to improve researchers’ workflows

(24 March 2015, Ann Arbor, MI)  ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving research outcomes. Work is underway and the company anticipates that by the third-quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via ProQuest. […]

March 25, 2015 8:00 am
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Google Cultural Institute launches in Australia

(3 March 2015) Today the collections of fourteen Australian cultural institutions became available online to audiences across Australia and the world with the launch of Google Cultural Institute Australia. Google Cultural Institute was launched in 2011 and today partners with more than 600 organisations in more than 60 countries. Through this project more than 60,000 of […]

March 25, 2015 7:37 am
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Springer and Université Joseph Fourier release SciDetect to discover fake scientific papers

(23 March 2015) After intensive collaboration with Dr. Cyril Labbé from Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, Springer announces the release of SciDetect, a new software program that automatically checks for fake scientific papers. The open source software discovers text that has been generated with the SCIgen computer program and other fake-paper generators like Mathgen […]

March 25, 2015 7:24 am
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