Data

Research data should be available long-term…but who is going to pay?

(7 September 2018) There is now a broad consensus that sharing and preserving data makes research more efficient, reproducible and potentially innovative. As such, most funding bodies now require research data to be stored, preserved, and made available long-term. But who is going to pay for this to happen? Marta Teperek and Alastair Dunning outline […]

September 10, 2018 - 11:43 am
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Google Dataset Search

(5 September 2018) Dataset Search enables users to find datasets stored across thousands of repositories on the Web, making these datasets universally accessible and useful. By providing users with a single interface that allows them to search across multiple repositories, Google hope to transform how data is being published and used. We also believe that […]

September 6, 2018 - 1:42 pm
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Conceptual Captions: A new dataset and challenge for image captioning

(5 September 2019) The web is filled with billions of images, helping to entertain and inform the world on a countless variety of subjects. However, much of that visual information is not accessible to those with visual impairments, or with slow internet speeds that prohibit the loading of images. Image captions, manually added by website […]

September 6, 2018 - 1:38 pm
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NTU Library hiring Librarian, Research Data Management and Senior Assistant Manager, Research Data Management

(30 August 2018) Nanyang Technological University Library, Singapore, invites applications for the role of Librarian, Research Data Management  to support the Research Data Management team. The successful candidate will be expected to provide research data management related services to the NTU community by assisting in the development and implementation of the research data management services, […]

August 31, 2018 - 3:57 pm
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Australian Catholic University hiring Senior Librarian (Research Data and Infrastructure)

(29 August 2018) As the Senior Librarian (Research Data and Infrastructure) you will contribute to the delivery of research services to ACU’s researchers and to Library staff by: managing and developing the institutional repository, ACU Research Bank, and potentially other repository platforms, supervising a small team located on multiple campuses; ensuring repository data integrity and […]

August 30, 2018 - 7:34 am
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OECD, champion of knowledge access

(28 August 2018) Toby Green, Chief Operating Office, Public Affairs and Communications, reflects on the development of publishing in OECD, from print to digital and the role of the internet in knowledge access.

August 28, 2018 - 2:19 pm
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STL Sessions at IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur

(15 August 2018) The Science & Technologies Libraries section is proud to announce its session line up for the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress. Please join us for informatitive and exciting presentations on open access and data librarianship! Libraries as Drivers for Open Access Sunday, August 26th @ 9:30-11:30am 1. From green to gold […]

August 15, 2018 - 2:38 pm
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SPIE Journal of Medical Imaging announces public availability of largest multi-lesion medical imaging dataset

(20 July 2018, Bellingham, Washington, USA and Cardiff, UK)  A paper published today in the Journal of Medical Imaging – “DeepLesion: Automated mining of large-scale lesion annotations and universal lesion detection with deep learning,” – announced the open availability of the largest CT lesion-image database accessible to the public. Such data are the foundations for […]

July 26, 2018 - 5:14 pm
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Register for LibQUAL+ 2018 and join the global assessment community

(13 July 2018) The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2018 LibQUAL+ survey. LibQUAL+ is a tool that libraries use to solicit, track, understand, and act upon users’ opinions of service quality. The protocol is a rigorously tested web survey that helps libraries […]

July 14, 2018 - 11:08 am
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Research Data Support pilot for Wellcome-funded researchers

The Wellcome Trust is partnering with Springer Nature on a pilot to help researchers make their research datasets more findable and accessible. (12 July 2018) Any researcher with funding from the Wellcome Trust, a global biomedical research charity that supports thousands of researchers, can receive more support to practice open research as a part of […]

July 13, 2018 - 11:50 am
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Clarivate Analytics Invites Applications for 2018 Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis

Global award of US$25k to identify and recognize innovative research utilizing citation data (4 June 2018, Philadelphia) Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to enable researchers to accelerate discovery, invites researchers to apply for the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis. Launched in 2017, in memory of Dr. […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:51 pm
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Now Available: 4,300 additional images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

(10 May 2018) The Philadelphia Museum of Art has contributed approximately 4,300 additional images of its encyclopedic and exceptional permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library bringing its total to more than 7,500. The current contribution centers on the museum’s comprehensive Chinese collections. The museum’s Chinese holdings include several thousand works of art and objects, […]

May 14, 2018 - 12:38 am
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SAGE Publishing partners with Figshare to support wider access to article supplemental material

(26 April 2018) SAGE Publishing today announces a new partnership with Figshare, the industry leading open repository of research data.  This partnership will help us improve the discoverability of supplemental material we publish for our authors, as well as support the display of this material online. Launched in 2011, Figshare is dedicated to improving the […]

April 28, 2018 - 7:53 am
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Early adopters of the OpenCitations data model

(23 March 2018) OpenCitations has announced its collaboration with four new scholarly Research and Development projects that are early adopters of the recently updated OpenCitations Data Model, described here. The four projects are similar, in that they each are independently using text mining and optical character recognition or PDF extraction techniques to extract citation information […]

April 8, 2018 - 7:44 pm
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Researchers’ challenges in sharing data cross geographic borders and disciplines

(21 March 2018, London) A report from Springer Nature published today reveals strong support for data sharing globally, yet identifies a number of common problems amongst researchers when they endeavour to share their data. However, the report also shows variations between nations and disciplines in the proportion of researchers sharing their data. Practical Challenges for […]

March 27, 2018 - 3:26 pm
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