Data

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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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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