Technology

First international blockchain for science: bloxberg

(9 May 2019) Securing scientific information online and worldwide with no risk of manipulation: what almost sounds like magic is now possible – thanks to the latest technologies and logical organization with the help of the decentralized blockchain infrastructure “bloxberg”. The bloxberg consortium was initiated at the beginning of 2019 under the leadership of the […]

May 21, 2019 - 9:58 am
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Blockchain unlocks transparency in publishing workflow

(9 May 2019)  Imagine a digital ledger that is permanent and irreversible, and you will begin to understand why blockchain promises so much for the online world. With blockchain, transparency and certainty are guaranteed for every e-transaction. The platform that underlines bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain is already taking up a role in supply chain management, […]

May 14, 2019 - 11:20 am
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Springer Nature publishes its first machine-generated book

(2 April 2019, London; Heidelberg) Springer Nature published its first machine-generated book in chemistry. The book prototype provides an overview of the latest research in the rapidly growing field of lithium-ion batteries. The content is a cross-corpus auto-summarization of a large number of current research articles in this discipline. Serving as a structured excerpt from […]

April 8, 2019 - 4:27 pm
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Digital leadership report highlights progress in universities

(22 Mar 2019)  As technology adapts at an exponential rate and becomes more and more ingrained in people’s day to day lives, it will continue to be a key asset that higher education institutions (HEIs) must make the most of to help with these and other goals. HEIs also have a responsibility to prepare students for […]

March 25, 2019 - 8:55 am
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CAS research clearinghouse was big data before big data

(9 Mar 2019)  Before there was Google, Amazon or even an internet, there was big data in what may seem an unlikely place: a chemical research clearinghouse in the heart of the American Midwest. For more than a century, Chemical Abstracts Service in Columbus has been gathering and summarizing chemical research breakthroughs from around the […]

March 12, 2019 - 5:40 am
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OU Libraries creates registry for artificial intelligence research

(18 February 2019)  The University of Oklahoma Libraries invites higher education institutions to share their artificial intelligence (AI) projects in a new online registry. Projects in Artificial Intelligence Registry (PAIR), is an online database to support collaboration and grant funding across higher education institutions exploring AI research. “PAIR is designed to be an international registry of […]

February 26, 2019 - 10:55 am
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Mixed realities, virtual reality, and augmented reality in scholarly publishing: an interview with Markus Kaindl and Martijn Roelandse

(17 January 2019) For many of us, augmented reality is primarily associated with gaming and other forms of online entertainment. But it is also increasingly being used in scholarly publishing — in expected and unexpected ways. Springer Nature has been experimenting with this, and anyone who visited their booth at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) had […]

January 22, 2019 - 4:26 pm
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BMJ and UNSILO partner to create AI-based subject collections

(4 January 2019)  Today, BMJ and UNSILO announce an agreement by which UNSILO will supply its market-leading concept extraction tools across the whole of BMJ content. UNSILO applies machine learning and AI tools to identify significant concepts from a corpus of text. These concepts form the basis of a wide range of solutions to publishing workflows, including […]

January 7, 2019 - 9:30 am
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The National Diet Library releases a one-click search tool: The Best of National Diet Library’s Digital Library Collections

(26 December 2018) The National Diet Library has released The Best of National Diet Library’s Digital Library Collections (よりすぐり国立国会図書館). This web page provides patrons with a simple way to search through more than a hundred digital images of rare books, old materials, modern Japanese political history materials, and other examples of the best items available […]

December 26, 2018 - 2:16 pm
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Lean Library’s Library Alternatives module to now support eBooks

(13 December 2018) Lean Library’s Library Alternatives, the module of the Lean Library browser extension that facilitates alternative routes to full-text resources, will now support eBooks. Acquired by SAGE Publishing earlier this year, the award-winning technology platform allows seamless access to journals, articles, open access content, and now eBooks that are licensed by a user’s […]

December 18, 2018 - 2:24 pm
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Academic metasearch engine The Lens: solving the problem of solving problems

(12 December 2018) The Lens is an academic search engine that gathers patents and academic documents, such as articles, communications, books and theses, in a unified and separate system at the same time, since each type of document has its place on the results page. It stands out for offering innovative solutions with which it […]

December 12, 2018 - 1:53 pm
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Yarra Plenty Regional Library hiring Executive Manager Technology & Assets

(28 November 2018) You will provide inspirational and accountable leadership to the Technology & Assets Department which comprises ICT, infrastructure, plant and other assets, collections and associated services.  Working in partnership across the organisation you will deliver expert advice, direction and solutions through a customer centric lens and lead the provision of future technology, network […]

November 28, 2018 - 1:59 pm
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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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NTU library adopts Ex Libris Alma, Primo, bX, and Leganto solutions

(20 November 2018, Singapore)  Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) Library has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform, Primo® discovery and delivery solution, bX® recommender service, and LegantoTM course reading list solution as part of the Library’s strategy to support research, teaching, and […]

November 21, 2018 - 10:43 am
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You can now convert handwritten text on the ReMarkable

(8 November 2018) ReMarkable just unveiled a brand new system that converts handwritten text into standardized typed text. The new writing engine just works in the notes app, not PDF files or ebooks. For the best results, before you go about converting your text, you should specify which language your notes are written in through […]

November 9, 2018 - 10:16 am
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