Research Support

COAR Repository Toolkit

(26 Apr 2019) The COAR Repository Toolkit is now updated with new resources. Visit the Toolkit to access the best practices and educational resources including websites, guides, videos, infographics and others. The Repository Toolkit was launched in the fall of 2018. The aim is to provide repository managers with best practices and educational resources to support […]

April 29, 2019 - 8:49 am
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The “impact” of the Journal Impact Factor in the review, tenure, and promotion process

(26 Apr 2019) The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) – a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in a journal – has been widely critiqued as a measure of individual academic performance. However, it is unclear whether these criticisms and high profile declarations, such as DORA, have led to significant cultural […]

April 29, 2019 - 8:46 am
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ARL White Paper on Wikidata highlights use of open knowledge in scholarly communication, special collections

(18 Apr 2019)  In a new Association of Research Libraries (ARL) white paper, a task force of expert Wikidata users recommend a variety of ways for librarians to use the open knowledge base in advancing global discovery of their collections, faculty, and institutions. Librarians are using Wikidata’s structured data about people, topics, concepts, and objects to populate […]

April 23, 2019 - 8:50 am
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Webinar – What’s New at ORCID?

(17 Apr 2019)  Library Carpentries and ORCID are co-hosting a webinar on What’s New at ORCID. Registration is free — just add your name here — and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. This webinar, at 10am ET on Thursday, May 16, will focus on ORCID’s new API v3.0, launching in May, which includes some […]

April 19, 2019 - 9:05 am
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Webinar video: finding and reusing research data

(12 Apr 2019)  Sharing research data is a practice that is increasingly encouraged by funders, institutions, and research communities. In this webinar organised by LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group, Kathleen Gregory presented an overview of recent research investigating how researchers and librarians engage in practices of finding, understanding and reusing research data. She provided some tips […]

April 15, 2019 - 9:12 am
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Journal article: “A Data Citation Roadmap For Scholarly Data Repositories”

(10 Apr 2019)  A new article, “A data citation roadmap for scholarly data repositories”, has been published in Scientific Data. Abstract: This article presents a practical roadmap for scholarly data repositories to implement data citation in accordance with the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles, a synopsis and harmonization of the recommendations of major science […]

April 11, 2019 - 10:48 am
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CQ University hiring Senior Librarian, Research Outputs and Repositories

(3 Apr 2019)  CQ University Australia is seeking – Senior Librarian – Research Outputs & Repositories – HEW 7 Continuing, Full Time CQUniversity Melbourne Total Remuneration $102,104 to $111,666 p.a. (inclusive of salary $86,280 to $94,360 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading) Vacancy Reference Number: 33046 Research is one of the key pillars for CQUniversity’s […]

April 8, 2019 - 4:10 pm
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NUS Libraries hiring Digital Scholarship (DS) Project Librarian / Manager

(4 Apr 2019)  NUS Libraries is seeking a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic professional for the position of Digital Scholarship project Librarian / Manager to deliver innovative digital scholarship services for the NUS community. Duties & Responsibilities As a member of the Digital Scholarship team, the DS Project Librarian/Manager will: Oversee the coordination and completion of digital […]

April 8, 2019 - 3:16 pm
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Emerging trends in the academic publishing lifecycle

(27 Mar 2019)  “The academic publication lifecycle has undergone radical changes over the past several years. These changes have a significant impact on how scholarship will be written, published, promoted, and read in the future.”  Christine Tulley, Professor of English, Director of the Masters in Rhetoric and Writing Program, and Academic Development Coordinator at The University of Findlay, […]

April 8, 2019 - 2:32 pm
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Publishing and Perishing – Does a new generation of social scientists have to publish more to achieve less?

(2 April 2019) It is often anecdotally remarked that early career and PhD researchers have to publish their research more frequently and earlier in their careers than previous generations of academics, if they aim to secure a permanent academic job. In this post, Rob Warren lays out empirical evidence from the field of Sociology showing […]

April 3, 2019 - 9:50 am
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Kudos launches “featured images” to further increase visibility of and engagement with research publications

(11 Mar 2019)  Kudos, the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, has enhanced its free service for authors with the addition of a new “featured image” capability. Images help to increase traffic1 and make pages more engaging and memorable for readers2. The new feature is enabled by an integration with Unsplash, a free […]

March 14, 2019 - 9:47 am
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Research Libraries UK releases Evidencing the Impact and Value of Special Collections report

(7 Mar 2019)  RLUK has published a report examining the role that unique and distinctive collections play in enabling research libraries to meet their impact goals, and investigates the ways impact resulting through relevant services and activities is evidenced. The unique and distinctive collections held by research libraries have long been recognised as cultural assets to […]

March 12, 2019 - 5:54 am
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ORCID member survey report is now available

(5 Mar 2019) A full report and the anonymized data set are now available; some of the learning points for ORCID include: Disambiguation of researchers was the top reason given for joining ORCID, and most respondents focus on using ORCID to help researchers.  However, user adoption is seen as the biggest challenge to implementing ORCID Access to the member API […]

March 7, 2019 - 3:51 pm
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Building an Infrastructure to support researchers – an interview with Redalyc’s Arianna Becerril

(25 February 2019)  Redalyc was one of ORCID’s earliest supporters in Latin America and they’ve used ORCID to build an infrastructure that supports researchers. Redalyc offers author profile pages and tools for specific editions of scientific journals, in order to support the sustainability of Open Access in the region. ORCID interviewed with Redalyc’s Executive Director, Arianna Becerril, to […]

February 27, 2019 - 10:09 am
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UKSG and Kudos partnership will raise the profile of scholarly communications authors – and of the field itself

(5 February 2019)  Kudos, the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, is delighted to announce a partnership with UKSG, the only organization that connects all elements of the scholarly information community to exchange ideas and advance scholarly communication. UKSG has chosen to work with Kudos to provide even greater support for librarians, authors […]

February 11, 2019 - 3:27 pm
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