Metadata

Have parts of DOAJ metadata in your catalogue/discovery service/A-Z List changed, are out-of-date or are missing completely?

(25 September 2017) DOAJ has received  several messages from library catalogue administrators, their readers, and researchers asking why all of a sudden so many of the articles indexed from DOAJ are now missing? Within library catalogues, users are perhaps seeing a 404 message. On DOAJ itself, users are noticing that the article content included in […]

September 26, 2017 - 2:49 pm
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注册并使用ORCID iD号的10条理由

(21 September 2017) This post is a Chinese translation of a recent article, “Ten reasons to get – and use – an ORCID iD! ” written by ORCID Director of Community and Engagement Alice Meadows. 要确保研究成果总能准确地被归属到相应的作者身上有时会比较困难,尤其是当该研究人员的姓名容易与别的研究人员混淆的时候。Dave Dustin‏在其Twitter账户@venzann中提到的这篇拥有2000多位作者的论文就是一个很好的例子。幸运地是,有一种很棒的机制可以有效地解决歧名问题,并确保研究成果能被准确地与它的作者关联起来,那就是:ORCID。在本期博客中,我们邀请ORCID社区互动与支持总监Alice Meadows来介绍一下ORCID具体能如何帮助您。 Read the rest of this post at https://orcid.org/blog/2017/09/21/10reasons-get-iD-zh.

September 21, 2017 - 11:42 am
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1science becomes a strategic partner to the Max Planck Digital Library

(12 September 2017, Montreal, Canada) Eric Archambault, CEO of 1science, is pleased to announce that 1science is now a key supplier to the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), based in Munich, Germany. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) joins other leading research institutions, including Caltech, ETH Zurich and Stanford, which use 1science products, a growing force in the […]

September 12, 2017 - 8:00 pm
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A new metadata collaboration is launched

(6 September 2017) A group of people from all over the world have joined forces to form Metadata 2020, with the goal of rallying and supporting the community around the critical issue of sharing richer metadata for research communications. Metadata 2020 is a collaboration that advocates for richer, connected, and reusable metadata for all research […]

September 7, 2017 - 8:33 pm
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Rankings highlight risk of uni funding cuts

(6 September 2017) Australia’s strong global university rankings face growing competition from a rising Chinese university system powered by Government investment, highlighting the dangers of a proposed $2.8 billion cut to university funding. The rankings influence where international students choose to study – and our strong rankings in recent years have helped to generate a […]

September 7, 2017 - 8:29 pm
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The Open Access Interviews: Justin Flatt on the Self-Citation Index

(6 September 2017) In a recently published paper, Justin Flatt and his two co-authors proposed the creation of the Self-Citation Index, or s-index writes Richard Poynder in his Open and Shut blog. The purpose of the s-index would be to measure how often a scientist cites their own work. This is desirable the authors believe […]

September 7, 2017 - 1:56 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! THE 2018 World University Rankings

Oxford and Cambridge are ranked 1 and 2 in the world Ten East Asian universities are in the top 100, led by National University of Singapore and Peking University (7 September 2017) Since the release of the 2016-2017 rankings in September 2016, THE has been busy rolling out various adaptations, using the same metrics but […]

September 7, 2017 - 11:53 am
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To distinguish between an elephant and a rabbit: Citizen bibliometrics in biomedicine and economics

(5 September 2017) In recent years there has been an increasing interest in how evaluation systems and resource allocation models affect research. A central question is how an increased focus on performance that is quantifiable affects researchers’ practices and priorities. A number of documented and possible effects have been identified on a more general level […]

September 6, 2017 - 11:40 am
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COAR Controlled Vocabularies infographic

(4 September 2017) An infographic is prepared for COAR Controlled Vocabularies which provides an overview about the group and helps to understand the basics about the COAR Controlled Vocabularies. It is placed on FAQs for Controlled Vocabularies web page and is free to use and distribute. The announcement is here.

September 6, 2017 - 11:06 am
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Ruth’s Rankings 29: From Bibliometrics to Geopolitics: An Overview of Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education edited by Ellen Hazelkorn

“…regardless of our views about their merit or otherwise, rankings matter” (Hazelkorn 2017, pg. 1) “Universities…are obsessed with gaining status in one or more national or global rankings…They should quit now”. (Altbach &Hazelkorn, 2017) By Ruth A. Pagell* (1 September 2017) Our first columns in 2014 introduced bibliometrics. We then presented the various rankings, their […]

September 1, 2017 - 11:14 am
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Taylor & Francis Group partners with the Center for Science Communication, National Natural Science Foundation of China to share open access research in China

(23 August 2017) A new Memorandum of Understanding between Taylor & Francis Group and the Center for Science Communication, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) will see content and metadata from Taylor & Francis’ fully Open Access journals deposited in the NSFC repository. The partnership will enable wider discovery of Open Access journal content […]

August 29, 2017 - 9:10 am
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New Online from LoC: Pre-1958 Chinese Collection

(24 August 2017) The contents of the Asian Division’s Pre-1958 Chinese Collection, totaling more than 40,000 items, are now fully searchable through the Library’s online catalog in both Chinese characters and Romanized script. This rich and diverse collection has served researchers and general audiences for nearly 90 years; until now, however, bibliographic records for these […]

August 26, 2017 - 3:59 pm
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LibQUAL+ 2018 registration now open: Join the global assessment community

(15 August 2017) Countries of LibQUAL+The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2018 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 […]

August 17, 2017 - 3:52 pm
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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! ARWU 2017: The more the merrier

Harvard University is number one in the world as it has been since 2003. The University of Tokyo remains number one in Asia. Prince of Songkla University enters the ranking with a Highly Cited author. (17 August 2017) Updates of ARWU (Academic Rankings of World Universities, from the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy) are often not newsworthy. […]

August 17, 2017 - 1:21 pm
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AROSIM 2018 takes place 26 January 2018

(10 August 2017) The 2018 Workshop on Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurement and Scholarly Information Management takes place on Friday 26 January 2018 in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The main objective of the AROSIM 2018 workshop is to create a forum to disseminate the latest works on altmetrics for measuring research impact and scholarly information […]

August 10, 2017 - 4:01 pm
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