New report from Digital Science on how COVID-19 is changing research culture

(4 Jun 2020) Digital Science has today released a report highlighting the global research landscape trends and cultural changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture analyses publication trends, regional focal points of research, collaboration patterns, and top institutional producers of research in COVID-19. The report key findings include:  As of […]

June 11, 2020 - 9:55 am

Japan: Hackathon at the NDL

(Apr 2020)  From National Diet Library Newsletter April 2020: A hackathon entitled GLAM: Making Good Use of Data Created by Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums was held at the Tokyo Main Library of the National Diet Library (NDL) on September 14 and 15, 2019. Japan Search is a portal site that was developed by the […]

May 14, 2020 - 9:14 am

Digital Science reports that just 10% of global research output relates to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

(7 May 2020) Digital Science, a leading technology company serving emergent needs across the research sector, has today released a report highlighting the growth in research around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report Contextualizing Sustainable Development Research, which was produced by Digital Science’s Consultancy Group led by Dr Juergen Wastl, looks at the state of the world’s […]

May 8, 2020 - 8:39 am

Digital Science partners China tech firm on COVID-19 portal

(3 Apr 2020)  Digital Science has teamed up with the Beijing-based technology company Zhipu.AI to conduct data challenges and collaborate in building a Covid-19 information portal. Zhipu.AI, a spin-out from Tsinghua University, aims to build an advanced artificial intelligence engine that can support and empower the research and innovation sectors globally. The company focuses on solving the […]

April 15, 2020 - 1:24 pm

Huge COVID-19 output prompting ‘sea change’ in access to research

(9 Apr 2020) The COVID-19 crisis is leading to a “sea change” in the way that researchers are collating and analysing research in a bid to keep up with the “phenomenal” growth in scholarship on the topic, experts have suggested. According to one search portal for coronavirus research, as of 3 April more than 6,000 papers, […]

April 10, 2020 - 10:28 am

COVID-19 highlights the wisdom of the academic crowd

(13 Mar 2020)  With the rapid growth of COVID-19 upon the world, the number of research papers on the virus is also increasing. See how the trend grows in Google search by matching the dates of related scientific activities, and see how researches around this new topic evolve through citation and change of keywords via […]

March 30, 2020 - 9:31 am

How a network of data curators can unlock the tremendous reuse value of research data

(13 Feb 2020) Understanding researchers’ behaviors and needs when it comes to data sharing and reuse is challenging. Each discipline has unique norms and practices for how they collect and manage data, when (and if) they share their data, and how they determine a dataset’s fitness for reuse. Data curators—as information science practitioners—make a wealth […]

February 14, 2020 - 2:26 pm

More than 624 million citations now available on COCI

(21 Jan 2020) COCI is the OpenCitations Index of Crossref open DOI-to-DOI citations, all released as CC0 material, and is described in the article Heibi I, Peroni S, Shotton D (2019). Software review: COCI, the OpenCitations Index of Crossref open DOI-to-DOI citations. Scientometrics 121(2): 1213-1228. COCI is our first OpenCitations Index of open citations, in […]

February 5, 2020 - 10:29 am

Google’s Dataset Search is officially out of beta

(23 Jan 2020)  Announcement from Google: Based on what we’ve learned from the early adopters of Dataset Search, we’ve added new features. You can now filter the results based on the types of dataset that you want (e.g., tables, images, text), or whether the dataset is available for free from the provider. If a dataset […]

January 27, 2020 - 9:37 am

New white paper examines changes to research data services in academic libraries in North America

(12 Dec 2019) Choice today announced the publication of the fifth in a series of white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community. This paper, “Research Data Services in Academic Libraries: Where are We Today?”, offers a unique opportunity to revisit and re-examine findings from a 2012 ACRL […]

December 30, 2019 - 4:41 pm

Why scientists need to be better at data visualization

The scientific literature is riddled with bad charts and graphs, leading to misunderstanding and worse. Avoiding design missteps can improve understanding of research. (12 Nov 2019, feed from Knowable Magazine) Imagine a science textbook without images. No charts, no graphs, no illustrations or diagrams with arrows and labels. The science would be a lot harder […]

November 13, 2019 - 10:56 am

SPARC Europe releases summary of Open Data Directive and guidance for its implementation

(31 Oct 2019) In July of this year, The Directive on open data and the re-use of public sector information, also called the “Open Data Directive” went into effect. To aid in the implementation of this new legislation, of which members states have until 16 July 2021 to transpose, SPARC Europe today is releasing a summary […]

November 7, 2019 - 9:09 am

Case study: Research data management and the evolutions of scholarship: policy, infrastructure and data literacy at KU Leuven

(Published on 6 Sep 2019)  Abstract of the case study: This case study critically examines ongoing developments in contemporary scholarship through the lens of research data management support at KU Leuven, and KU Leuven Libraries in particular. By means of case-based examples, current initiatives for fostering sound scientific work and scholarship are considered in three […]

September 18, 2019 - 8:50 am

Digital Science released new report on falsifiability and reproducibility in scientific research

(11 Sep 2019) Digital Science’s new report addresses three areas including appropriate documentation and sharing of research data, clear analysis and processes, and the sharing of code. Making Science Better: Reproducibility, Falsifiability and the Scientific Method looks at the current state of reproducibility in 2019, as well as the importance of falsifiability in the research process. The […]

September 18, 2019 - 8:40 am

National Library creates Facebook time capsule to document New Zealand’s history

(5 Sep 2019)  In 100 years’ time, your Facebook profile could play a vital part in shaping New Zealand’s history. The National Library of New Zealand was calling for Kiwis to donate their Facebook data for inclusion in a digital time capsule available to researchers in the future. More can be found from Stuff here.  

September 12, 2019 - 8:50 am