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ProQuest expands remote and mobile access with Google Scholar

New features improve discoverability for millions of journals, dissertations and theses (19 June 2018, Ann Arbor, MI)   ProQuest has added support for two new Google Scholar features, giving academic researchers round-the-clock access to scholarly full-text articles and graduate works from anywhere in the world. Now, researchers who use Google Scholar can more easily discover and […]

June 21, 2018 - 7:21 am
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ARTiFACTS and ies Consulting partner to expand use of blockchain-based platform in scholarly communication

Leading academic research consulting firm in Asia-Pacific region to use blockchain-based collaboration platform to enhance visibility of researcher achievements (10 June 2018, Cambridge, MA and Singapore) ARTiFACTS, creator of the world’s first blockchain-based platform for scholarly research, and Innovative Education Services (ies), the Asia-Pacific based consulting firm focused on enhancing quality and global visibility of […]

June 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm
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Chinese library opens world to the blind with music, books and smartphone classes

(6 June 2018) In a small library in Kunming, the capital of China’s southwestern Yunnan province, you will find a group of people huddling over tables, running their fingers over Braille pages and discovering the world through their fingers. The library, opened by a private bookstore, is the first of its kind in the province […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:07 pm
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TheIPregistry.org has partnered with RemoteXs to further remove barriers to access

(7 June 2018) In addition to their existing partnership with Research4Life, theIPregistry.org has also now partnered with Remote Xs. All of the IP addresses that RemoteXs have supplied to libraries are now loaded in theIPregistry.org ready to be used by publishers*. This information will allow publishers to provide access to libraries in parts of the […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:03 pm
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HighWire co-founder leads industry initiative on manuscript exchange

(5 June 2018, Los Gatos, CA) Members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) have approved the ‘Manuscript Exchange Common Approach’ (MECA) – a major new academic publishing initiative co-led by HighWire Founding Director John Sack. The project will see the industry’s leading technology providers work together on a more standardized approach to the transfer […]

June 10, 2018 - 7:51 pm
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How to write a good scientific paper: A handy guidebook for early career researchers

(24 May 2018) Many authors consider lab work easier than writing a research paper. The main challenges they face while doing the latter include structuring the research paper and following the relevant style conventions. Apart from this, authors are often confused about the language to be used in scientific papers and look for guidebooks or […]

May 26, 2018 - 10:51 am
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Macquarie University successfully provides Overleaf accounts to over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff

(22 May 2018, London, UK) Overleaf, an innovative provider of scholarly writing and publishing tools, and Macquarie University Library have successfully partnered to provide all Macquarie University’s students and staff with an Overleaf Pro+ account. The Macquarie University Library has provided this access via an Overleaf custom portal, allowing over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff […]

May 23, 2018 - 11:49 am
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Use DOAJ as a search engine

(21 May 2018) Did you know about the search engine functionality in Chrome and other browsers? To get DOAJ search results while on any web page, you can set your browser’s search box to interface the DOAJ search engine and land on DOAJ’s search results page. This trick removes the need to first navigate to DOAJ […]

May 22, 2018 - 4:46 pm
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DeepDyve Rolls out new workflow tools for scientific and scholarly research

Free researcher tools seamlessly integrate with Google Scholar and PubMed to streamline the search and curation process (16 May 2018, Redwood City, CA) DeepDyve today unveiled a new suite of researcher workflow tools designed to streamline the scholarly literature search and curation process. These tools are freely available as part of the DeepDyve Freelancer plan, […]

May 18, 2018 - 6:08 pm
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Design Minds wins 2018 Good Design Award

State Library’s Design Minds received a prestigious Good Design Award in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. (18 May 2018) The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House last night. The awards celebrate the best new products and […]

May 18, 2018 - 3:23 pm
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Think. Check. Attend – a new initiative announced today by Knowledge E.

(17 May 2018, Oxford and Dubai) Think. Check. Attend, a new initiative, is announced today by Knowledge E, a Dubai based information and service provider to the academic community. Based on Think Check Submit—launched by a coalition of several organisations across the scholarly communications community in response to mutual challenges for publishers, service providers and […]

May 17, 2018 - 11:53 pm
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The new Jisc model licence

(2 May 2018) The Jisc Model Licence has an international reputation for excellence, and is used as a benchmark across the world. In 2017 Jisc reviewed the license to make sure that it reflects the realities of contemporary teaching, study and research and that it is up to date and responsive to recent developments in […]

May 4, 2018 - 9:24 am
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Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press join blockchain for peer review project

(26 April 2018) Taylor & Francis Group have joined the initiative, announced in March 2018, which focuses on the problems of research reproducibility, recognition of reviewers and the rising burden of the peer-review process. The project will develop a protocol where information about peer review activities (submitted by publishers) are stored on a blockchain. This […]

April 27, 2018 - 2:55 pm
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Wolters Kluwer Health broadens global reach of Ovid Discovery with expanded multi-language search offerings

(17 April 2018) Wolters Kluwer Health announced today an expansion of local language search capabilities in Ovid® Discovery that lets clinicians quickly and easily search evidence-based guidelines and other medical resources in German, Chinese, and six other languages. Clinicians now have a single point of entry to search across a healthcare institution’s information resources in […]

April 19, 2018 - 8:10 pm
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Gale makes off-campus access to scholarly content seamless and easy with Google’s CASA

(10 April 2018, Farmington Hills, Mich.)  Gale, a Cengage company, has made it easier for academic researchers to access its scholarly content anytime, anywhere. Through a new partnership with Google Scholar, Gale has integrated Google’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) into its Academic OneFile periodical database, ensuring users seamlessly experience uninterrupted access to its authoritative […]

April 19, 2018 - 8:03 pm
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