Data Collections

ORCID 2017 public data file now available

(27 October 2017)  As in previous years ORCID celebrates Open Access Week by making its annual public data file available to the community under a CC-0 license. The data file is a snapshot of all information on ORCID records as of early October 2017, that has a visibility setting of Everyone – one of three visibility options that ORCID record-holders can use […]

October 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm
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Registration open for Data Science Winter Institute in Hong Kong

(23 October 2017) From 7-8 December 2017, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, the iSchool Asia-Pacific Chapter & the University of Hong Kong will be organizing a Data Science Winter Institute at the University of Hong Kong. This Winter Institute will equip iProfessionals with the latest marketable knowledge and skills, especially in data science, which are […]

October 23, 2017 - 11:17 am
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Call for Applications. ASIRA Online Course on Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture

(6 October 2017) REGISTRATION is now OPEN (until October 15th) for the 4th edition of the online  Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture (ASIRA) course. This course edition runs for 3 weeks between 30th October and 19th November 2017 The main goal of the course is to provide a platform to enhance the visibility, accessibility and usability of data and information in the agricultural domain, particularly in […]

October 6, 2017 - 11:02 am
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Wiley announces new Data Sharing and Citation policies to improve transparency in research

(14 September 2017, Hoboken, NJ)  John Wiley and Sons  today announced the launch of new data sharing and citation policies that will be implemented across all participating Wiley journals. Sharing data enables researchers to reuse experimental results and supports the creation of new work built on previous findings. These new policies will improve the efficiencies of […]

September 16, 2017 - 5:43 pm
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Journal policies that encourage data sharing prove extremely effective

(5 September 2017) There is currently little incentive for researchers to share their data. But what if it was enough for journals to simply ask authors to make their data available? Michèle B. Nuijten reports on a recent study that found journal policies that encourage data sharing to be extremely effective, with a steep increase […]

September 6, 2017 - 11:18 am
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Announcing the new British Library Research Data Strategy

(25 August 2017) With the support of a Research Data Strategy since 2010, the Library has been active in services for research data for a number of years. This work has included European-funded projects such as ODE, ODIN and THOR; Providing the DataCite UK service and involvement in other activities such as data discovery and […]

August 26, 2017 - 3:53 pm
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Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians published

(21 August 2017) The NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians have been approved and adopted by the NASIG Executive Board. They are now available at the NASIG web site at https://goo.gl/94eisN. This document describes the skills that librarians need to work in the highly collaborative environment related to digital scholarship and scholarly communications in […]

August 22, 2017 - 2:05 pm
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DPLA launches open-source Spark OAI Harvester

(16 August 2017) The Digital Public Library of America is launching an open-source tool for fast, large-scale data harvests from OAI repositories. The tool uses a Spark distributed processing engine to speed up and scale up the harvesting operation, and to perform complex analysis of the harvested data. It is helping DPLA to improve internal workflows […]

August 17, 2017 - 4:04 pm
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Dash receives Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Tech

(17 August 2017) For the second year in a row, a California Digital Library service has captured a Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology. This year the silver Sautter award went to the Dash team for its user-friendly platform for managing, archiving and sharing research data. Dash is an open source, community driven project that […]

August 17, 2017 - 3:58 pm
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The LEARN project. Report on the end of project conference and launch of the LEARN Toolkit

(19 June 2017) On the 5th of May, Senate House Library hosted the LEARN end of project  conference, Managing the Data Deluge: Roles and Responsibilities for your institution. The LEARN project (LEaders Activating Research Networks), set out to further develop the LERU roadmap on research data management in order to build a developed e-infrastructure across […]

June 20, 2017 - 8:33 pm
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Kudos and Editage partner to help researchers summarize work in plain language to enhance its discoverability

(April 18, 2017, Philadelphia, U.S.) Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, and Editage, the trusted scientific communications advisor to researchers worldwide, have partnered and announced the launch of a new co-branded website. Through this partnership, subject-matter experts from Editage will create plain language summaries to help broader audiences […]

April 20, 2017 - 3:14 pm
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NTU hiring Assistant Director – Scholarly Communication Group

(3 April 2017) Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Libraries invites applications for the position of Assistant Director,  Scholarly Communication Group. The successful candidate will provide leadership and guidance in the development, design and implementation of novel and sustainable research data management services for NTU researchers. These services shall facilitate NTU researchers throughout various stages of their […]

April 5, 2017 - 3:03 pm
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Research evaluation and data science for libraries

(4 April 2017) EIFL, EIFL’s partner library consortium, Electronic Information for Libraries in Thailand, and Mahidol University, will host a two-day workshop on research evaluation and data science for libraries, 16-17 May 2017. The topics will be addressed in two sessions, over the two days: Research evaluation for research administrators/managers and librarians, covering research evaluation […]

April 4, 2017 - 3:23 pm
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Submissions invited for proposals to receive funding for projects to advance understanding of alternative research metrics

(22 March 2017, London, UK and Boston, USA) Data Science company Altmetric today announced that applications for its annual research grant are now open. First launched in 2016, the grant provides up to £1,500 ($1,900 USD) to fund research that facilitates the development and understanding of alternative research metrics (altmetrics) as part of the wider […]

March 24, 2017 - 8:45 am
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Using GRID to discover and analyse global research trends

New Digital Research Report by Martin Szomszor and Jonathan Adams highlights the need for a reference database of research organisations (2 March 2017) The latest Digital Research Report, Discovery and Analysis of Global Research Trends Using GRID, is published today by Digital Science. Using data from the open access journal PLOS ONE, the authors highlight […]

March 5, 2017 - 10:49 am
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