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Elsevier to acquire Parity Computing Inc., a company applying artificial intelligence to some of the most difficult disambiguation challenges in science, technology and medicine

(29 Jul 2019) Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Parity Computing Inc. (“Parity”), a California-based business that employs artificial intelligence to provide high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM content and applications in the world of research. Parity provides disambiguation technology for […]

August 1, 2019 - 11:09 am
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Mining text, linking entities – National Library Board of Singapore’s journey

(26 July 2019) Connecting collections across institutions and discovering hidden knowledge has always been our goal. Due to disparate data sources, differing levels of quality and granularity in the data sets and varying terminologies used for concepts and entities, this has proved to be a challenge. Barring standardisation across knowledge repositories, which is an insurmountable […]

July 29, 2019 - 9:23 am
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New release of the COAR Controlled Vocabulary, “Resource Type”

(22 July 2019) COAR is pleased to announce the release of the Resource Type Vocabulary, Version 2. This vocabulary, which is now available in 15 languages, provides standardized terms for different types of content contained in a repository. Controlled vocabularies ensure that “everyone is using the same word to mean the same thing” and are […]

July 23, 2019 - 9:13 am
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Integrating Wikidata at the Library of Congress

(22 May 2019) There has been a growing interest from libraries and other cultural heritage organizations in Wikidata. Of the many potential uses for Wikidata, one emerging area of focus has been using Wikidata as a hub for institutional identifiers. Many organizations maintain unique identifiers for people, subjects, works, etc. If these IDs are all added to […]

May 25, 2019 - 11:24 am
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The bibliographic data of the National Diet Library can be freely used for various purposes

(7 May 2019) The bibliographic data of the National Diet Library (not including body text) became available for anyone at no charge, whether the purpose of use is commercial or non-commercial, from April 1, 2019. The bibliographic data includes authority data (data of authors and keywords which are arranged for use as clues when searching […]

May 14, 2019 - 8:54 am
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National Diet Library, Japan is now accepting applications for approval to receive the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries

(22 Apr 2019)  The NDL is now accepting applications from overseas institutions for approval to receive the Digitized Contents Transmission Service for Libraries. Patrons at libraries subscribing to this service will be able to search and browse digitized versions of the more than two million books, periodicals, rare books and old materials that comprise the NDL […]

April 26, 2019 - 9:07 am
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The Wellcome Trust funds OpenCitations

The Open Biomedical Citations in Context Corpus funded by the Wellcome Trust (23 December 2018) The Wellcome Trust, which funds research in big health challenges and campaigns for better science, has agreed to fund The Open Biomedical Citations in Context Corpus, a new project to enhance the OpenCitations Corpus, as part of the Open Research Fund […]

December 26, 2018 - 11:04 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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Skeletons in their closet: Clarivate issues editorial concern but takes no further action

(11 December 2018) When Bone Research received its first Journal Impact Factor (JIF) in 2014 (a meager score of 1.310), it didn’t receive much notice. The following year, Bone Research‘s JIF more than doubled to 3.549, then nearly tripled to 9.326 in 2016. This year, it received a score 12.354. It now is ranked second […]

December 12, 2018 - 2:01 pm
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Is it a scientific breakthrough?

(19 November 2018) Only a small minority of all scientific publications contain genuine scientific breakthroughs. It takes, in general, a considerable amount of time before a scientific discovery is recognized as a breakthrough. The  authors show that combining decision heuristics with algorithms that analyse the response of the scientific community to a research publication enables […]

November 21, 2018 - 10:52 am
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New release of COCI: 450M DOI-to-DOI citation links now available

(19 November 2018) As introduced in a previous blog post, COCI is the OpenCitations Index of Crossref open DOI-to-DOI references, all released as CC0 material. It is our first OpenCitations Index of open citations, in which we have applied the concept of citations as first-class data entities to index the contents of one of the […]

November 21, 2018 - 10:48 am
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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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Webinar recording—SHARE-ing Omeka in the Web of Digital Scholarship

(24 October 2018) SHARE offered a webinar on October 4, 2018, describing practical workflows for scraping Omeka sites in order to curate metadata for discoverability. The presenters were Michael Roth, Project Intern; Heather Froehlich, Literary Informatics Librarian; and Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Head of Digital Scholarship and Data Services, Pennsylvania State University Libraries This one-hour webinar […]

October 26, 2018 - 7:26 am
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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Predatory Journals? Part 1: Journal citation metrics

By Ruth A. Pagell* (18 September 2018) During decades of working with faculty in competitive universities I was always concerned by “publish or perish”, especially when junior faculty were pressured to publish in ”A” journals.  Now, thanks to the proliferation of possibly predatory publishers, anyone can publish anything in a publication that calls itself a peer-reviewed […]

September 18, 2018 - 3:36 pm
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Barbarians at the library door

(2 September 2018) Libraries are being transformed or closed through government and private cost-cutting measures, driven by a contempt for learning and an emphasis on profit, writes Dr Evan Jones. Independent Australia has the full story.

September 3, 2018 - 3:47 pm
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