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Copyright Clearance Center announces enhancements to RightFind® XML for mining

(15 February 2017, Danvers, Mass.)  Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind® XML for Mining software solution, which empowers organizations using text mining to glean important insights from vast amounts of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content. RightFind XML for Mining […]

February 17, 2017 - 3:45 pm
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KoreaMed provides ORCID Search & Link Wizard

(18 January 2017)  KoreaMed, a service of the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE), now allows researchers to search, select, and link KoreaMed articles directly from the ORCID interface to their ORCID record. Since its launch in 1999, KoreaMed has focused on providing global access to Korean medical journals by preparing all the metadata in […]

February 8, 2017 - 3:33 pm
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NUS introduces new CFG Future-ready Index to track future-readiness of students

Senior NUS students have strong competencies in soft skills such as adaptability, entrepreneurial thinking and pursuing convictions, which are attributes valued by employers (7 February 2017) Students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) can now find out how well they fare in skillsets that employers value in new hires through a novel index that […]

February 8, 2017 - 8:18 am
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OpenAthens white paper illustrates the importance of information security for authentication systems

(30 January 2017) OpenAthens has published a new white paper that discusses the complexities facing information professionals and publishers when ensuring the security of access and authentication processes. Approaches to authentication: the importance of information security draws on experiences from across the information industry to highlight the key security issues around different authentication methods, and […]

January 31, 2017 - 4:13 pm
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bibliotheca announces significant additions to its product range

(18 January 2017) Reaffirming its focus on connecting the library with its community, bibliotheca announces today five brand new additions to its product catalogue, extending its range in self-service, Tattle-Tape™ EM security and Automated Materials Handling. These new products build on the single product line that the company announced in early 2016 – following the […]

January 25, 2017 - 4:47 pm
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How are tech-savvy girls in Myanmar closing the gender digital divide?

(18 January 2017) While the rapid expansion of technology and internet access in Myanmar offers unprecedented economic and educational opportunities, it also threatens to deepen the divide between those with and without access—a risk that disproportionately affects women and girls worldwide. A 2015 baseline study of IREX’s Beyond Access Myanmar project showed that 70% of […]

January 21, 2017 - 6:10 pm
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BMJ announces new partnership to support primary healthcare in China

(16 December 2016) BMJ, one of the world’s leading healthcare knowledge providers, has partnered with Guangdong Family Doctor Association to make their fully translated Chinese edition of BMJ Best Practice available to over two million primary healthcare professionals across China. Last week, the UK’s Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, attended the signing ceremony at the UK-China […]

December 21, 2016 - 7:19 am
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Slides and recording of COAR webinar on Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse

(16 December 2016) Slides and the recording of the COAR webinar Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse is now available at https://zenodo.org/record/205931#.WFO853dnl0s. For more about the webinar, please check the webinar website. The announcement is here.

December 17, 2016 - 4:31 pm
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Readers borrow library books through WeChat in Hangzhou

(9 December 2016) In Hangzhou, southern China’s Zhejiang province, borrowing books from the library is now as simple and convenient as shopping online: click, pay and wait for delivery. The city’s public library recently launched a program on WeChat, a popular Chinese messaging software, enabling its readers to check out books online and get them […]

December 10, 2016 - 7:20 am
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Controversial impact factor gets a heavyweight rival

(8 December 2016) Elsevier’s CiteScore uses a larger database — and provides different results for the quality of journals. Richard Van Noorden writes in Nature that one of science’s most contentious metrics has a flashy new rival. On 8 December, publishing giant Elsevier launched the CiteScore index to assess the quality of academic journals. Although […]

December 9, 2016 - 4:10 pm
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New metrics from Elsevier will make journal assessment more complete and transparent

CiteScore metrics are calculated using Scopus data for over 22,200 journal titles in 330 disciplines. The largest discipline is General Medicine, with 1,549 titles. (8 December 2016)  In response to academia’s call for metrics that provide a broader, more transparent view of an academic journal’s citation impact, Scopus has developed a set of metrics that […]

December 9, 2016 - 3:52 pm
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Wiley’s Author Services launch—first step in providing dynamic authoring experience

(5 December 2016, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley & Sons Inc. announced today the launch of a new Author Services website that streamlines the publishing process for authors publishing with the majority of Wiley’s 1600+ journals. Author Services supports users through every stage of the publishing process, from submission and peer review through to acceptance and […]

December 7, 2016 - 10:31 am
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Digital Science releases GRID under CC0 license

(5 December 2016) The Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) dataset will be made available under a CC0 license allowing users to make full use of the database releases with no need for attribution. The CC0 license means that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse GRID data for any purposes, without restriction under copyright […]

December 6, 2016 - 9:15 pm
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Wiley launches new Spectra Lab applications to help scientists manage analytical data

(2 December 2016) Wiley today announced the launch of Wiley Spectra Lab Desktop edition and Wiley Spectra Lab Server edition, providing flexible options, enhanced features, and essential tools for any organization managing analytical data. In addition to providing access to the world’s largest collection of 2.3 million curated reference spectra, the Desktop edition allows scientists to […]

December 3, 2016 - 11:08 am
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COAR announces webinar on controlled vocabularies

(30 November 2016) COAR has announced a webinar: Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse which has Rowan Brownlee from the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) as a speaker. This webinar is initiated by COAR Controlled Vocabularies Interest Group (IGCV),  9am, Central European Time, 15 December 2016. More here.

December 1, 2016 - 3:22 pm
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