Databases

Towards more consistent, transparent, and multi-purpose national bibliographic databases for research output

(13 November 2018) National bibliographic databases for research output collect metadata on universities’ scholarly publications, such as journal articles, monographs, and conference papers. As this sort of research information is increasingly used in assessments, funding allocation, and other academic reward structures, the value in developing comprehensive and reliable national databases becomes more and more clear. […]

November 13, 2018 - 7:50 pm
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The world’s largest collection of Buddhist texts is now available online

(11 November 2018) Thanks to the Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC) and the Internet Archive, the world’s largest collection of Tibetan Buddhist literature is now available online. Dedicated to preserving and sharing Buddhist scholarship, the BDRC has archived over 15 million pages of Buddhist works since it was founded in 1999. Now, thanks to its collaboration […]

November 13, 2018 - 4:37 pm
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Database of 18,000 Retracted Scientific Papers Now Online

(13 November 2018) Some people like to characterize science as a religion. In this formulation, scientists are the modern equivalent of medieval theologians. They hand down precepts and dogmas that we take on faith, because there’s no way for laypeople to keep track of all the exciting study results flooding out of laboratories every day. But […]

November 13, 2018 - 1:39 pm
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UNESCO launches Observatory of Killed Journalists, tracking actions taken to punish crimes against media practitioners

(6 November 2018) On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, 2 November, UNESCO launched the Observatory of Killed Journalists. The Observatory is an online database providing information on the status of judicial enquiries into each killing of a journalist or media worker recorded by UNESCO since 1993, based on information provided by […]

November 10, 2018 - 12:34 pm
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The NDL announces the launch of an English-language user interface to the WARP

(2 November 2018) The NDL has launched an English-language user interface to its Web Archiving Project (WARP) on November 2, 2018. The entire user interface—including the search interface, help page, and FAQ—is now available in English. WARP has been collecting and preserving websites since 2002. The entire archive of websites is available for viewing on […]

November 10, 2018 - 12:30 pm
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Cabells has surpassed the 10,000 journal mark for its Journal Blacklist

(1 November 2018) Cabells has now investigated and verified over 10,000 individual titles for inclusion into its Journal Blacklist. Launched in June 2017, Cabells’ Journal Blacklist is a database available to scholars of deceptive and predatory academic journals. The Blacklist is compiled by specialists who analyze suspected journals against 65 behavioral indicators to keep the […]

November 1, 2018 - 9:07 am
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Retraction Watch Database

(27 October 2018) Retraction Watch now has a unified database of retracted papers. JURN has the announcement. What you need to know.

October 28, 2018 - 5:32 pm
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PhD theses – drawing attention to the often overlooked articles in open access repositories

(27 October 2018) Earlier this Open Access Week, university library staff throughout the UK celebrated #ThesisThursday, a day of focused attention on the less talked-about articles in open access repositories, PhD theses. Camilla Griffiths and Nancy Graham describe the work the LSE Library has led to digitise the theses of the School’s doctoral alumni, outlining […]

October 28, 2018 - 5:29 pm
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Treasuring Trove: Why Australia’s digital heritage platform is so special

(26 October 2018)  Australians have a truly unique resource in the National Library’s Trove, and it needs to be protected The National Library of Australia’s Trove brings together freely available content from libraries, museums and archives, supporting online discovery of the country’s documentary heritage. Trove is also that rare beast: a digital heritage platform with […]

October 28, 2018 - 5:23 pm
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CERN collaborates with Japan’s NII on digital libraries

(15 October 2018) How we produce, share and preserve knowledge has transformed with advancements in technology and changes in publishing methods, especially in research. Particle physicists rely heavily on digital library platforms to archive, share and preserve research output. These platforms depend on Invenio, a digital library framework CERN has been developing since 2002. This […]

October 24, 2018 - 7:12 am
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OpenAIRE and DuraSpace partner to support greater functionality in the global repository network

(5 October 2018) On September 25, 2018, OpenAIRE and DuraSpace signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Both OpenAIRE and DuraSpace have a shared interest in a robust, interoperable, and functional network of repositories that provide value to the research community and contribute to Open Science and Open Access in Europe and the world. Repositories collectively […]

October 8, 2018 - 7:37 am
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World’s largest collection of Tibetan Buddhist literature now available on the Internet Archive

(4 October 2018) The Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC) and Internet Archive (IA) announced today that they are making a large corpus of Buddhist literature available via the Internet Archive. This collection represents the most complete record of the words of the Buddha available in any language, plus many millions of pages of related commentaries, […]

October 5, 2018 - 4:26 pm
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PKP and SciELO announce development of open source preprint server system

(22 September 2018) In recognition of PKP and SciELO’s twentieth anniversary, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and SciELO Program are entering into an agreement to develop a Preprint Server system on the principles that have guided these two organizations over the last two decades. These governing principles include recognizing the value of: (a) independent manuscript […]

September 25, 2018 - 8:38 am
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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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CAS collaborates with iChemLabs empowering scientists to do better research in less time with SciFinder-n

SciFindern provides relevant, highly actionable insights in an easy-to-use interface that integrates the touch screen friendly ChemDoodle chemical structure drawing tool. (18 September 2018, Columbus, Ohio) CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, partnered with iChemLabs to optimize the efficiency of chemical structure drawing in SciFindern, especially in touch devices, using ChemDoodle®.  Built on the […]

September 19, 2018 - 2:59 pm
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