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Kopernio and Meta combine expertise to support accelerated scientific discovery

(9 Jul 2019) Millions of full-text scientific articles will soon be available through an easy copyright-compliant one-click process, thanks to a new partnership between Kopernio, part of the Web of Science Group (a Clarivate Analytics plc company NYSE: CCC; CCC.WS) and Meta, a free biomedical discovery tool from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Meta users will have faster, easier […]

July 10, 2019 - 5:42 pm
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A Comparison of 6 access broker browser extensions Lean Library, Kopernio, Anywhere Access, Libkey Nomad & more

(3 Jul 2019)  Aaron Tay compared 6 access broker browser extensions which help direct users to full text available – both open access versions and those available via institutional edition. Comparisons in business model, access to OA resources, methods of detection entitlements, support of publisher/aggregator platforms, & support of library services are made and opinions […]

July 4, 2019 - 9:04 am
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Journals’ plagiarism detectors may flag papers in error

(25 June 2019) Last week, Jean-François Bonnefon, a behavioral scientist at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, tweeted that a scientific manuscript he submitted to a journal had been rejected by a bot. The program had flagged his paper for plagiarism, highlighting the methods, references, and authors’ affiliations. “It would have taken 2 [minutes] for a […]

June 27, 2019 - 4:38 pm
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Using Twitter as a data source: an overview of social media research tools (2019)

(18 June 2019) Twitter and other social media platforms represent a large and largely untapped resource for social data and evidence. In this post, Wasim Ahmed updates his recurring series on the Impact Blog, to bring you the latest developments in digital methods and methodologies for researching Twitter and other social media platforms. The LSE […]

June 22, 2019 - 12:01 pm
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SAGE debuts Terminology Service with open Social Science Thesaurus

(18 June 2019) Housing over 61,000 concepts, SAGE Publishing’s new Terminology Service is a valuable tool to aid researchers in understanding and exploring key concepts. It launches with the SAGE Social Science Thesaurus, a multidisciplinary vocabulary of the most important concepts in the social sciences that combines concepts, relationships and definitions. Most of this vocabulary has […]

June 22, 2019 - 11:21 am
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Zotero and Retraction Watch collaborate to enabling checking retractions in Zotero’s personal library

(12 June 2019)  From Retraction Watch, “We’re thrilled to announce a collaboration with Zotero, the free and open-source research platform, that will allow its users to be alerted to retractions of any papers in their personal libraries.” Read the full announcement here for details.  

June 13, 2019 - 7:38 pm
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HighWire’s Rejected Article Tracker granted US patent

(25 Apr 2019) Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, has been issued a patent for the algorithm and design which underlies the HighWire Vizor Rejected Article Tracker. Granted on April 9 2019 by the United States Patent Office, the algorithm was developed by John Sack as lead inventor, working with a number of co-inventor colleagues, to […]

April 29, 2019 - 8:44 am
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ACRL and Gale launch Libraries Transform Toolkit

(11 Apr 2019)  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Gale, a Cengage company, have collaborated to create the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit. This free new toolkit provides academic and research libraries with easy-to-use tools and resources to develop effective marketing and outreach strategies to promote their services and impact to students, faculty and administrators. […]

April 15, 2019 - 12:52 pm
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National Diet Library releases Next Digital Library content-based retrieval system prototype

(9 Apr 2019)  On March 29, 2019, the NDL launched its “Next Digital Library” content-based retrieval system prototype that has advanced functions using artificial intelligence (AI). The NDL is developing this system so future digital library services will be more easily usable. To find out more, see the original announcement here.  

April 11, 2019 - 10:57 am
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Wolters Kluwer helps health systems navigate nursing shortages, high turnover, rapid on-boarding and CE with Lippincott Learning

(1 Apr 2019)  Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today the release of Lippincott® Learning, a comprehensive evidence-based solution that provides health systems with direct access to competency validation, continuing education and nursing certification review resources that ensure nursing staff competency. Lippincott Learning equips organizations with tools to attain and maintain appropriate levels of qualified nursing staff amid unprecedented professional […]

April 8, 2019 - 2:49 pm
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Apple launches Apple News+, an immersive magazine and news reading experience

(25 Mar 2019)  Apple today announced Apple News+, a new subscription service that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers into a beautiful, convenient and curated experience within the Apple News app. Available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ presents the best and most relevant articles to meet any range of interests […]

March 27, 2019 - 10:30 am
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OCLC partners with Couperin.org to add analytics features to EZproxy authentication software

(13 February 2019)  OCLC is partnering with the Couperin.org Consortium, the French non-profit that developed ezPAARSE software with the CNRS Institute for Scientific Information, to enhance OCLC’s EZproxy authentication software with analytics features and to expand the use of ezPAARSE outside of France. For the full press release, see here.  

February 15, 2019 - 8:54 am
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British start-up Calm becomes the first ‘mindfulness’ company to be worth $1bn

(6 February 2019) A mindfulness app founded by two British entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley has become the first mental health unicorn in the world. Calm, an app that provides a library of bedtime stories for adults, some read by Stephen Fry, calming music, meditation tutorials and video and audio to help reduce anxiety, has raised $88million […]

February 11, 2019 - 1:30 pm
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OpenAthens is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in LibraryWorks’ fifth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs)

(11 January 2019)  The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application and then posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups […]

January 14, 2019 - 10:24 pm
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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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