Tools

DPLA launches open-source Spark OAI Harvester

(16 August 2017) The Digital Public Library of America is launching an open-source tool for fast, large-scale data harvests from OAI repositories. The tool uses a Spark distributed processing engine to speed up and scale up the harvesting operation, and to perform complex analysis of the harvested data. It is helping DPLA to improve internal workflows […]

August 17, 2017 - 4:04 pm
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AROSIM 2018 takes place 26 January 2018

(10 August 2017) The 2018 Workshop on Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurement and Scholarly Information Management takes place on Friday 26 January 2018 in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The main objective of the AROSIM 2018 workshop is to create a forum to disseminate the latest works on altmetrics for measuring research impact and scholarly information […]

August 10, 2017 - 4:01 pm
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Enago and Thieme partner to empower researchers to achieve publication goals

(31 July 2017, New York/Stuttgart)   Thieme, the award-winning international medical and science publisher serving both health professionals and students for more than 125 years, has recently concluded an agreement with Enago, an internationally trusted name in author services for the global research community. This collaboration will benefit researchers hoping to improve their chances of being […]

August 9, 2017 - 4:33 pm
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Query suggestions for Google Scholar detailed queries

(4 August 2017) Last year Google Scholar added query suggestions to help students explore topics they may not be familiar with. These suggestions go from a broad search to deeper and more specific areas. But many of you are already well familiar with your research area, and your searches are already specific and detailed. Sometimes, […]

August 6, 2017 - 5:00 pm
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CAB Thesaurus 2017 edition – largest in the world

(1 August 2017)  The widely acclaimed CAB Thesaurus has received a major update for the 2017 edition, making it easier to access the world’s largest source of terminology covering the applied life sciences. The search tool now provides a controlled vocabulary resource approaching 2.7 million descriptive terms. CAB Thesaurus content has increased significantly since the […]

August 3, 2017 - 10:26 am
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Elsevier acquires bepress, a leading service provider used by academic institutions to showcase their research

 (2 August 2017, New York) Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today acquired bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions’ research for maximum impact. Founded by three University of California, Berkeley professors in 1999, bepress allows institutions to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate […]

August 3, 2017 - 10:17 am
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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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