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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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LibQUAL+ 2019 registration now open: Join the global assessment community

(20 August 2018) The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2019 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 […]

August 21, 2018 - 7:32 am
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Workshop on the Codicological Aspects of Islamic Manuscripts

(9 July 2018)  The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia announces  the manuscript workshop: Codicological Aspects of Islamic Manuscripts. With guidance by Dr. Farouk Yahya from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), this workshop on 27 July 2018  is open to seekers of knowledge with great interest in manuscripts, history geeks and the public. Space is […]

July 9, 2018 - 9:21 pm
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A free Workshop on Text Mining and the HathiTrust Research Center at the IFLA WLIC 2018 Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

(13 June 2018) Are you attending the IFLA 2018 World Library and Information Congress? JOIN US ON:  August 23, 2018, for a day-long text mining workshop for librarians hosted by the IFLA Social Science Libraries Satellite Meeting. Come and Learn more about digital humanities methods and text mining? Here are some of the exciting things you can expect to learn […]

June 13, 2018 - 7:32 am
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Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore™ values

Citation impact metrics available for all peer-reviewed research journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications covered in Scopus           (31 May 2018, Amsterdam) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today released the 2017 CiteScore values, its latest assessment of thousands of serial scholarly publications, and is now freely available for Scopus […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:48 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings 34: Authors: Part 2 – Who are you?

By Ruth A. Pagell* Who is the best researcher in the world? Who has the most citations in Asia? Who has the most citations at Shanghai Jiao Tong University? Who is credited with the most citations in Physics and Astronomy at Nanjing Tech? See Conclusion for answers. (3 May 2018) Ruth’s Rankings 33 describes the processes […]

May 3, 2018 - 1:52 pm
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IntechOpen embeds Dimensions badges from Digital Science

Becoming the First Publisher to Provide Citation Badges for Books (26 April 2018) IntechOpen is the market leader in scientific publishing of Open Access books with more than 3,350 published OA books to date and 1.7 million downloads of scientific chapters and books in the last year. More than 107,500 researchers, including Nobel Prize laureates, […]

April 26, 2018 - 7:40 pm
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