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(23 May 2017) Think Check Submit is now available in Indonesian! The announcement is here.

May 24, 2017 - 7:46 pm
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Turnitin wins 23rd Annual Best Educational Software Award

(23 May 2017) Turnitin is proud to announce that both Turnitin Feedback Studio and Turnitin Revision Assistant were recognized with The ComputeED Gazette’s 23rd Annual Best Educational Software Awards! The BESSIE Awards highlight programs that serve as tools for educators and/or parents that meaningfully promote educational excellence. Publishers nominate these programs, which are then evaluated […]

May 24, 2017 - 7:42 pm
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ORCID iD display guidelines for journals now released

(16 May 2017) ORCID first published our iD display guidelines in 2013. To date, more than 250,000 articles have included ORCID iDs in the metadata they submit to Crossref. In July 2016 a community working group was formed to review policies in light of current practice. After collecting questions, suggestions, and use cases from the […]

May 17, 2017 - 1:45 pm
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Can we assess library electronic resource usage with citations, altmetrics & more ?

(12 May 2017) The question is posed by, Aaron Tay, Library Analytics Manager at Singapore Management University. Writing in his musingsinlibrarianship blog he posits that  while bibliometrics and altmetrics tend to be used to measure the impact of articles/items produced by users in terms of cites or altmetrics, is it possible to flip this around to […]

May 12, 2017 - 9:40 pm
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Announcing the OpenJPEG Improvement Project

(27 April 2017) Several institutions in the IIIF community (International Image Interoperability Framework)  have come together to launch the first phase of a collaborative effort to facilitate improvement of OpenJPEG, an open source JPEG 2000 codec, freely available under a BSD license. OpenJPEG has achieved a great deal of success, and has been adopted for […]

April 30, 2017 - 4:50 pm
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Figshare launches new tool for publishers to support open research

(27 April 2016, London, UK and New York, USA) Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, today launched a new tool that enables authors to share their research outputs more efficiently during the publishing process. Springer Nature are the first publisher to pilot this new data submission portal and have worked closely with Figshare […]

April 28, 2017 - 7:31 am
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EIFL Marrakesh guide launches in Nepali

(21 April 2017) EIFL’s popular library guide to the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities is now available in Nepali, bringing to six the total number of languages for the guide. The Marrakesh Treaty, which entered into force in September 2016, gives organizations like libraries the right to reproduce printed works in accessible formats […]

April 22, 2017 - 8:15 pm
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Kudos and Editage partner to help researchers summarize work in plain language to enhance its discoverability

(April 18, 2017, Philadelphia, U.S.) Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, and Editage, the trusted scientific communications advisor to researchers worldwide, have partnered and announced the launch of a new co-branded website. Through this partnership, subject-matter experts from Editage will create plain language summaries to help broader audiences […]

April 20, 2017 - 3:14 pm
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A new approach to track impact and reach of over 120,000 OECD research outputs

(18 April 2017,  London, UK and Paris, France)  Data science company Altmetric today announced a new pilot project with The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to track and report on the impact of over 120,000 articles, chapters, books, papers, tables, charts and statistical datasets in the OECD iLibrary. The OECD seeks to promote […]

April 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm
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73% of academics say access to research data helps them in their work; 34% do not publish their data

A new report published today by Elsevier and CWTS provides a benchmark overview of data sharing perceptions and practices among researchers (5 April 2017, Amsterdam/Leiden) Combining results from bibliometric analyses, a global sample of researcher opinions and case-study interviews, a new report  reveals that although the benefits of open research data are well known, in practice, […]

April 9, 2017 - 3:10 pm
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Nominations sought for ORCID Elections 2018

(5 April 2017) The ORCID Nominations Committee is now accepting recommendations for candidates to serve as Board members from 2018 – 2020. All ORCID members are eligible to have representatives serve as ORCID Directors. In addition, the Board is  also seeking nominations for researchers, who need not be affiliated with an ORCID member to serve. Board […]

April 6, 2017 - 1:20 pm
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New product: Med Insight LT PALMs

(29 March 2017) PALMs, or Perceptual-Adaptive Learning Modules, from Med Insight LT are a revolutionary advanced learning technology using a patented combination of perceptual and adaptive sequencing based on both accuracy and speed of learners to improve learning and retention of information over regular didactic methods. PALMs will: Improve learning outcomes and long term retention of […]

April 4, 2017 - 7:54 am
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Outcomes from Wikipedia’s #1Lib1Ref campaign 2017

(30 March 2017) What role does Wikipedia have in higher education, and how do research libraries contribute? Fiona Bradley, Deputy Executive Director, RLUK  has blogged that several RLUK member libraries participated in Wikimedia’s flagship #1lib1ref campaign from 15 January-3 February 2017 to increase the number of citations on its articles; and others have hosted Wikimedians-in-residence […]

April 4, 2017 - 7:47 am
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Karger Publishers partners with UNSILO machine learning for content enrichment

(23 March 2017, Aarhus, Denmark) UNSILO and Karger Publishers signed an agreement to create a number of artificial intelligence-based content enrichment solutions for its growing range of digital biomedical content services. The new solutions will be based on UNSILO’s unique concept extraction engine, which uses machine learning to identify core concepts in scientific book chapters […]

March 24, 2017 - 8:53 am
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Submissions invited for proposals to receive funding for projects to advance understanding of alternative research metrics

(22 March 2017, London, UK and Boston, USA) Data Science company Altmetric today announced that applications for its annual research grant are now open. First launched in 2016, the grant provides up to £1,500 ($1,900 USD) to fund research that facilitates the development and understanding of alternative research metrics (altmetrics) as part of the wider […]

March 24, 2017 - 8:45 am
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