OUP joins I4OC

(16 January 2018) I4OC is a project which promotes the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data by making  metadata for references within academic articles publicly available. It aims to establish a global public web of linked scholarly citation data to enhance the discoverability of published content, explore connections between knowledge fields, and follow the evolution […]

January 18, 2018 - 10:44 am

ORCID plans for 2018: Rolling out our core strategies

(7 January 2018) At the end of 2017 ORCID has been  5 years in operation, has 4 million registered researchers, 3 national laboratories collecting iDs and putting facility use information in ORCID records, 2 surveys, and 1 million affiliations associated with ORCID records. Looking into the future, ORCID has four core strategies. Visit the ORCID […]

January 11, 2018 - 3:30 pm

The concept of research impact pervades contemporary academic discourse – but what does it actually mean?

(9 January 2018) Research impact is often talked about, but how clear is it what this term really means? Kristel Alla, Wayne Hall, Harvey Whiteford, Brian Head and Carla Meurk find that academic literature discusses research impact but often without properly defining it, with academic discourses mostly drawing on bureaucratic definitions originating from the UK. The […]

January 11, 2018 - 11:20 am

Catalogue raisonne of paintings by Salvador Dali

(2 January 2018) The official Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings by Salvador Dali, fully updated after 17 years of work, is now online and public. Pictures are screen-res, in pop-ups, and there’s a small unobtrusive watermark at the bottom of each picture. Jurn has the story.

January 4, 2018 - 3:59 pm

The IFLA Metadata Newsletter December 2017 issue is now available

(2 January 2018) The IFLA Metadata Newsletter December 2017 issue contains information from all over the world. 2017 was an election year and you will also find information about new members to the Biblography, the Cataloguing and the Subject Analysis and Access Sections. More here.

January 4, 2018 - 3:55 pm

2017 in review: round-up of top posts on metrics

(24 December 2017) The LSE Impact blog touches on Mendeley, Google Scholar, altmetrics, Microsoft Academic, THE methodology, ResearchGate Score, and more, here.

December 26, 2017 - 9:23 am

One billion metadata facts now on Springer Nature SciGraph

(18 December 2017) SciGraph, the Linked Open Data (LOD) platform launched by Springer Nature in March 2017, now holds over one billion metadata statements about content published by Springer Nature and links to established external datasets. The LOD platform aggregates data sources from content published across Springer Nature covering an array of subjects and scientific […]

December 22, 2017 - 5:25 pm

RedLink and Dragonfly expand ISPG collaboration

(19 December 2017) RedLink, Inc., and Dragonfly Marketing and Consulting have announced an expansion of their agreement supporting the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group (ISPG), providing eligible publishers access to the usage analytics and data visualization tools provided by RedLink’s Publisher Dashboard and related products. As an independent data company, RedLink is able to provide all […]

December 22, 2017 - 5:18 pm

PhD students should be taught more about research impact and engagement

(18 December 2017) The international research impact and engagement agenda continues to gain momentum. But are early-career researchers, shown to be under-represented in impact-generating research, being left behind? Many PhD students report a lack of any training on research impact throughout their research studies, and even continue to conflate impact with dissemination. Melinda Laundon argues […]

December 19, 2017 - 8:41 am

Joint Statement from Collaborating Digital Preservation Organizations

(12 December 2017) The digital preservation landscape is one of a multitude of choices that vary widely in terms of purpose, scale, cost, and complexity.  Over the past year a group of collaborating organizations united in the commitment to digital preservation came together to explore how we can better communicate with each other and assist […]

December 13, 2017 - 3:23 pm

Memes! How do you cite them?

(8 December 2017) Many people know of memes as images (often altered and frequently hilarious) that are shared widely over the internet. Who could forget Grumpy Cat? Or The Most Interesting Man in the World? What people don’t know is how the term “meme” came to be. The word “meme” actually dates back to 1976, […]

December 11, 2017 - 11:15 am

Latest Australian public libraries statistics

(6 December 2017) The annual Australian public libraries statistical report for 2015-16 is now available. Compiled by the State Library of Queensland’s Regional Access and Public Libraries division on behalf of NSLA, the report is an overview of the services, infrastructure, income and expenditure of each state and territory’s public libraries. The news in full […]

December 7, 2017 - 9:26 am

Academic journals with a presence on Twitter are more widely disseminated and receive a higher number of citations

(4 December 2017)  Research has shown that researchers’ active participation on Twitter can be a powerful way of promoting and disseminating academic outputs and improving the prospects of increased citations. But does the same hold true for the presence of academic journals on Twitter? José Luis Ortega examined the role of 350 scholarly journals, analysing […]

December 6, 2017 - 1:29 pm

Ruth’s Rankings 31: Road Trip to Hong Kong and Singapore – Opening new routes for collaboration between librarians and their stakeholders

By Ruth A. Pagell* (4 December 2017) I am beginning to think of global university rankings as invasive species.  Two years ago, a talk I gave in Singapore attracted an uninterested audience of 25.  On this trip, over 200 librarians, faculty, administrators and students physically attended the talks. Students wanted to know how to use […]

December 4, 2017 - 3:03 pm

Over 400 of the world’s most popular websites record your every keystroke, Princeton researchers find

“Session replay scripts” can be used to log (and then playback) everything you typed or clicked on a website. (20 November 2017) Most people who’ve spent time on the internet have some understanding that many websites log their visits and keep record of what pages they’ve looked at. When you search for a pair of […]

November 21, 2017 - 7:11 pm