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Database of 18,000 Retracted Scientific Papers Now Online

(13 November 2018) Some people like to characterize science as a religion. In this formulation, scientists are the modern equivalent of medieval theologians. They hand down precepts and dogmas that we take on faith, because there’s no way for laypeople to keep track of all the exciting study results flooding out of laboratories every day. But […]

November 13, 2018 - 1:39 pm
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Get The Research: Impactstory Announces a New Science-Finding Tool for the General Public

(12 November 2018) Impactstory recently announced a new tool in development. Called, “Get The Research” and aimed at serving the general public rather than an audience of scholars and specialists, it promises to provide a new level of accessibility (in multiple senses of the term) to published scholarship. Scholarly Kitchen chef Rick Anderson asked Impactstory cofounder Jason […]

November 13, 2018 - 10:51 am
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ProQuest announces the development of Rialto

(6 November 2018, Ann Arbor, MI.) ProQuest is commencing the development of the Rialto service, a ground-breaking approach to unify selection and acquisition in academic libraries. Through benchmark analytics, recommendations, and a comprehensive marketplace with content of all types – books, ebooks, video and more — from many sources, libraries will have the tools to […]

November 7, 2018 - 8:24 pm
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The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is hiring a Digital Experience librarian

(5 November 2018) The Digital Experience Librarian will provide leadership in actively identifying, evaluating and, as necessary, deploying new learning technologies and tools related to library services to improve and respond to user needs. This role creates and supports the development processes and innovations that lead to high-quality learning environments and ensures cross-platform navigation for […]

November 6, 2018 - 8:33 am
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Library of Congress launches a new transcription crowdsourcing tool

(26 October 2018) The Library of Congress launched this week a new crowdsourcing tool that enables the transcription of digitised documents from their historic collections. This tool will improve the services provided by the library and the usability of their data making the documents more readable and searchable. The application can be accessed at crowd.loc.gov, […]

October 28, 2018 - 5:19 pm
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New partnership between AIP Publishing and Overleaf provides an enhanced authoring experience

(22 October 2018) Overleaf, a collaborative cloud-based writing and reviewing tool, and AIP Publishing announce a new partnership to provide AIP Publishing authors with a new, enhanced authoring template and simplified submission process. Through this partnership, authors submitting to 22 AIP Publishing Journals and the AIP Conference Proceedings will have access to AIP Publishing’s LaTeX […]

October 24, 2018 - 7:20 am
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European Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and Asia are connected

(19 October 2018) Today, as a deliverable of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Brussels, the European Commission has presented the ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal – an online tool offering a wealth of data on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents. The ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal, together with an accompanying […]

October 21, 2018 - 7:18 am
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The MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab launch the Knowledge Futures Group

(25 September 2018) The MIT Press announced today the launch of the Knowledge Futures Group (KFG), a first-of-its kind collaboration between a leading publisher and a world-class academic lab to transform how research information is created and shared. This joint initiative of the MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab seeks to redefine research publishing […]

October 3, 2018 - 10:46 am
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Jisc and two education providers team up with Microsoft to boost digital skills

(24 September 2018) Jisc, the University of Leicester, and Milton Keynes College have joined forces with Microsoft to help students and teachers improve their digital skills. The four organisations will work together on a guide that lets students and staff to reflect on their digital skills, pointing them towards courses to help them improve. The free […]

September 26, 2018 - 7:57 pm
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American Physical Society releases PhySH

(20 September 2018) The American Physical Society (APS) has announced that PhySH, APS’s new physics classification scheme, is now publicly available under a Creative Commons CC0 license. Created to provide a fully open, high-quality classification scheme for the entire physics community, PhySH groups concepts into a flexible hierarchy that organizes content by topics. At its core, […]

September 25, 2018 - 8:52 pm
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Reprints Desk partners with Dimensions to provide intelligent citation references and journal article stats

Reprints Desk and Dimensions Customers will benefit from a powerful combination of intuitive discovery, instant scientific literature access, and personalized data (21 September 2018, Encino, Calif., and London, U.K.) Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organizations, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and technology company Digital […]

September 25, 2018 - 8:30 am
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How do you browse millions of images?

(27 August 2018) With nearly 2.5 million images making up 300 collections in Artstor–plus hundreds more public collections–where does one begin browsing in Artstor? Browsing images may not seem like the best way to find an image, especially if you are looking for something specific. However, browsing allows you to serendipitously discover images you might […]

August 28, 2018 - 7:22 pm
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Easy citations from Artstor

(20 August 2018) Writing a paper? You can use Artstor to easily generate citations in APA, Chicago, or MLA styles. Here’s how to do it: 1.View the image you would like to cite. 2.Select the “Cite this item” button to the right of the image viewer. 3.Click “Copy to clipboard” located underneath the citation style […]

August 21, 2018 - 9:09 am
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Mexican consortium implements RemoteXs

(13 August 2018) Mexico’s national consortium of scientific and technological information resources, CONRICyT, has recently implemented RemoteXs.  With more than 400 member institutions and 226,000 FTE, CONRICyt was challenged to provide 24×7 secure access both on and off campus to shared resources including subscription databases, eBooks and eJournals. To meet this goal, CONRICyT replaced EZproxy […]

August 13, 2018 - 1:16 pm
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Elsevier to acquire Aries Systems, a best-in-class publication workflow solutions provider

(2 August 2018, New York). Elsevier has today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries’ offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce. “Aries has built a best-in-class workflow […]

August 4, 2018 - 5:04 pm
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