Tools

The LEARN project. Report on the end of project conference and launch of the LEARN Toolkit

(19 June 2017) On the 5th of May, Senate House Library hosted the LEARN end of project  conference, Managing the Data Deluge: Roles and Responsibilities for your institution. The LEARN project (LEaders Activating Research Networks), set out to further develop the LERU roadmap on research data management in order to build a developed e-infrastructure across […]

June 20, 2017 - 8:33 pm
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Microsoft Academic is on the verge of becoming a bibliometric superpower

(19 June 2017) Last year, the new Microsoft Academic service was launched. Sven E. Hug and Martin P. Brändle look at how it compares with more established competitors such as Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science. While there are reservations about the availability of instructions for novice users, Microsoft Academic has impressive semantic search […]

June 20, 2017 - 8:24 pm
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World’s most influential journals for 2017 unveiled in the Journal Citation Reports from Clarivate Analytics

(14 June 2017, Philadelphia, PRNewswire)  Clarivate Analytics today released the 2017 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), an annual update of the world’s most influential and comprehensive resource for information on highly cited, peer-reviewed publications and the source of Journal Impact Factor (JIF) scores. Since 1973, the JCR has provided an assessment of a journal’s standing in scholarly […]

June 16, 2017 - 7:26 am
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Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis

(13 June 2017) The founding father in automated indexing and retrieval of information, Dr. Eugene Garfield pioneered the practice of citation analysis and infometrics, developing numerous citation databases that changed how scientists find and assess scholarly literature. To honor his legacy, Clarivate Analytics has established the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis. The […]

June 13, 2017 - 7:32 am
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30,000 Getty Museum images published online as IIIF

(1 June 2017) Today the Getty Museum published more than 30,000 images from its  collection on Getty.edu using IIIF. You can see and click on the red-and-blue logo underneath the main image of any of the Museum collections, such as Van Gogh’s Irises, to explore content through any IIIF-compatible viewer. Getty joins another IIIF partner, […]

June 2, 2017 - 3:56 pm
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Pay-to-view blacklist of predatory journals set to launch

Private firm says its watchlist of untrustworthy journals will be objective and transparent — but not free. (31 May 2017) The blacklist is dead; long live the blacklist writes Andrew Silver in Nature. Five months after a widely read blog listing possible ‘predatory’ scholarly journals and publishers was shut down, another index of untrustworthy titles […]

June 1, 2017 - 12:16 pm
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Think Check Submit now available in Chinese

(30 May 2017) Think Check Submit is now available in Chinese. The announcement is here.

June 1, 2017 - 9:08 am
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PGI library launches MyLOFT, 3,000 journals to be available

(17 May 2017, Chandigarh) The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER) launched a mobile application ‘MyLOFT’ on Monday which will bring all medical journals and books of the Tulsi Das library of PGIMER to the smartphones of the students and the faculty. According to the officials of the PGIMER library, the library […]

May 29, 2017 - 7:41 pm
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Choose the right journal for your research

(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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