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NARA considers blockchain to verify records amid rise in deepfake videos

(10 June 2019)  The National Archives and Records Administration (United States) is exploring whether blockchain technology can help records management officials keep track of their vast stores of information, following the successful rollout of the emerging technology elsewhere in government. Eric “Kyle” Douglas, a records management policy and program support specialist for NARA’s chief records […]

June 11, 2019 - 5:21 pm
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Net ESolutions Corporation and Elsevier collaborate to improve information systems supporting research evaluation

(3 June 2019) Information analytics business Elsevier, and Netelabs, a research unit within Net ESolutions Corporation (NETE), have signed an agreement to partner in codeveloping new tools for research evaluation. Through the collaboration, data, digital design and product development from both organizations will be combined into larger and improved information systems supporting researchers, institutions, funders and policymakers. The driving […]

June 10, 2019 - 9:02 pm
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China’s national library to archive 200 billion Weibo posts in project to preserve country’s digital heritage

(22 Apr 2019)  Sina, which had 462 million active users on Weibo at the end of 2018, was chosen as first partner for the initiative because of its enormous trove of data. The National Library of China will archive over 200 billion public posts on Weibo, the country’s popular Twitter-style microblogging site, as part of an […]

April 24, 2019 - 9:10 am
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Journal article: “A Data Citation Roadmap For Scholarly Data Repositories”

(10 Apr 2019)  A new article, “A data citation roadmap for scholarly data repositories”, has been published in Scientific Data. Abstract: This article presents a practical roadmap for scholarly data repositories to implement data citation in accordance with the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles, a synopsis and harmonization of the recommendations of major science […]

April 11, 2019 - 10:48 am
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CAS research clearinghouse was big data before big data

(9 Mar 2019)  Before there was Google, Amazon or even an internet, there was big data in what may seem an unlikely place: a chemical research clearinghouse in the heart of the American Midwest. For more than a century, Chemical Abstracts Service in Columbus has been gathering and summarizing chemical research breakthroughs from around the […]

March 12, 2019 - 5:40 am
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Radical Collaboration in Research Data Management Explored in Research Library Issues

(20 December 2018)   The latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI), gathers reflections by six archivists and librarians on the practice of radical collaboration applied to research data management (RDM). Archivist Nancy McGovern describes radical collaboration as “inclusive, involving commitment and effort by most or all members that are broadly representative of the various aspects of the common […]

December 24, 2018 - 9:29 am
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Introducing an experimental format for learning about content mining for digital scholarship

(7 December 2018) This post by the British Library’s Digital Curator for Western Heritage Collections, Dr Mia Ridge, reports on an experimental format designed to provide more flexible and timely training on fast-moving topics like text and data mining. This post covers two topics – firstly, an update to the established format of sessions on […]

December 11, 2018 - 11:30 am
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SAGE Publishing invests in Thusly to bring crowd annotation software to social scientists

(5 December 2018)  SAGE Publishing, a leading global academic publisher, today announces that it has made a major seed investment in Thusly Inc. – a technology start-up creating research tools for big data analysis of document archives. The investment is the first for SAGE as part of its SAGE Ocean initiative, and will support the […]

December 8, 2018 - 1:49 pm
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USAID announces launch of new improved data repository

(15 November 2018) The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new, improved data repository to make better use of the valuable Agency-funded data being gathered from all over the world. The Development Data Library (DDL) is USAID’s publicly available repository for Agency-funded data-on-demand. As a best practice digital archive, the new platform […]

November 17, 2018 - 11:39 am
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DataONE implements new usage and citation metrics to make your data count

(24 October 2018) Publications have long maintained a citation standard for research papers, ensuring credit for cited work and ideas. Tracking use of data collections, however, has remained a challenge. DataONE shares its latest effort in overcoming this barrier and in demonstrating data reuse with new data usage and citation metrics. The full story is […]

October 26, 2018 - 7:20 am
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European Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and Asia are connected

(19 October 2018) Today, as a deliverable of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Brussels, the European Commission has presented the ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal – an online tool offering a wealth of data on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents. The ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal, together with an accompanying […]

October 21, 2018 - 7:18 am
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NTU hiring Assistant Professor in Information Studies

(4 October 2018) The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, NTU, Singapore is hiring a scholar-teacher working in the area of information and knowledge management. Ideally, the candidate would have experience in utilizing big data analytics in information and knowledge management contexts. The candidate is expected to possess a doctorate in an appropriate […]

October 6, 2018 - 1:02 pm
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Reprints Desk partners with Dimensions to provide intelligent citation references and journal article stats

Reprints Desk and Dimensions Customers will benefit from a powerful combination of intuitive discovery, instant scientific literature access, and personalized data (21 September 2018, Encino, Calif., and London, U.K.) Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organizations, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and technology company Digital […]

September 25, 2018 - 8:30 am
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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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