Data

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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Releasing 1.8 million open access publications from publisher systems for text and data mining

(22 March 2018) Text and data mining offers an opportunity to improve the way we access and analyse the outputs of academic research. But the technical infrastructure of the current scholarly communication system is not yet ready to support TDM to its full potential, even for open access outputs. To address this problem, Petr Knoth, […]

March 23, 2018 - 11:56 am
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Data and reproducibility: The role of research institutions

(7 February 2018) To achieve greater transparency, replicability, and trust in scientific findings, research authors are increasingly expected to enhance textual reporting by providing associated data and materials. This growing expectation has focused attention towards the appropriate handling of research data. Of particular note are the topics highlighted on COPE’s website on Core Practice in […]

February 8, 2018 - 11:16 am
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More data or better data? Using statistical decision theory to guide data collection

(2 February 2018) When designing data collection, researchers must take important decisions on how much data to collect and what resources to devote to enhancing the quality of the collected data. But the threshold for choosing better over bigger data may be reached long before the sample numbers in the thousands, write Jeff Dominitz and […]

February 7, 2018 - 1:33 pm
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Asia Foundation launches Data Portal

(10 January 2018) The Asia Foundation today launched its new Data Portal at surveys.asiafoundation.org, a key element of the organization’s commitment to innovative and evidence-based development program. The new portal provides visualizations of the Foundation’s extensive survey collection across Asia and builds on its leadership in data transparency. Data is critical not only to inform […]

January 12, 2018 - 9:26 am
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Asia Foundation and Australian Data Archive sign MOU

(11 January 2018)  In late December, The Asia Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australian Data Archive, based at the Australian National University Centre for Social Research and Methods, to initiate collaboration and knowledge sharing of complex data sets. The MOU will allow the Australian Data Archive to host the Foundation’s extensive […]

January 12, 2018 - 9:19 am
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Over 400 of the world’s most popular websites record your every keystroke, Princeton researchers find

“Session replay scripts” can be used to log (and then playback) everything you typed or clicked on a website. (20 November 2017) Most people who’ve spent time on the internet have some understanding that many websites log their visits and keep record of what pages they’ve looked at. When you search for a pair of […]

November 21, 2017 - 7:11 pm
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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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