Tools

White paper “Managing the publication explosion – methods & tools for librarians” is free to download

(12 Nov 2019)  Scholarcy, a UK-based Edtech applying machine learning to extract structured data and knowledge summaries from scholarly content recently released a white paper “Managing the publication explosion – methods & tools for librarians”. The white paper focus on: practical ways to help you and your students manage the rapid growth of published research […]

November 12, 2019 - 2:15 pm
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LPIXEL announces upgrade of ImaChek, the automated image manipulation and duplication checking system for scientific papers

(7 Nov 2019) LPIXEL Inc., a leader in image analysis and processing in life science and medical research, announced today the upgrade of ImaChek, the automated image checking system for detecting inappropriately manipulated and duplicated images in life science publications. Ever since its inception, LPIXEL has been on a journey to alleviate the problems associated with […]

November 8, 2019 - 10:18 am
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Best practices for tracking altmetrics for your digital library content

(10 Oct 2019) Digital libraries contain loads of important scholarly resources: digitized primary sources like letters and illuminated manuscripts, arts scholarship like images and videos, and even interactive, peer reviewed websites. Digital libraries (also known as “digital special collections”) are older than their institutional repository cousins, and also much more complex. Unfortunately, many digital library websites […]

October 14, 2019 - 9:29 am
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SAGE launches comprehensive research methods reference resource

(23 Sep 2019) SAGE Publishing today launches SAGE Research Methods Foundations, an online reference resource on all aspects of research methods and the research process for the social sciences. The resource contains hundreds of entries written by an international roster of methods experts, such as psychologist Paul Stenner and sociologist Guillermina Jasso, each between 500 and 10,000 […]

September 24, 2019 - 11:05 am
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WIPO officially launches new IP portal

(17 Sep 2019)  WIPO has launched its new IP Portal, a one-stop shop to the Organization’s full range of online intellectual property (IP) services. For users of WIPO’s IP services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs, the IP Portal will provide greater consistency in how they interact with WIPO, while maintaining the underlying business processes. The full announcement has an introduction video […]

September 24, 2019 - 10:49 am
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Moodle partners with Turnitin to integrate SimCheck into the World’s most popular learning platform

(16 Sep 2019) Moodle, the world’s most popular learning platform, today announced its new partnership with Turnitin, a global leader in academic integrity and originality checking services. From Monday 16 September 2019, the Turnitin SimCheck service will be available as a certified integration for the Moodle platform. This partnership helps instructors ensure that student work submitted via Moodle is […]

September 18, 2019 - 8:56 am
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Kudos launches Kudos Pro, a ground-breaking new toolkit for maximizing engagement and impact of research

(10 Sep 2019) Kudos, the award-winning service for accelerating research impact through strategic communications management, has today announced the launch of Kudos Pro, a ground-breaking new toolkit for research groups, departments, faculties and institutes. Kudos Pro enables researchers to create and manage research communication plans (targeting multiple audiences, within and outside of academia); to share information […]

September 12, 2019 - 9:08 am
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EIFL Checklist For DSpace Repositories Updated!

(16 Aug 2019) From EIFL: We have updated and revised How To Make Your DSpace Repository Work Really Well, the EIFL checklist that repository managers and administrators, librarians and others can use to improve institutional open access (OA) repositories that use DSpace free and open source software. DSpace is the most commonly used repository software in EIFL […]

August 23, 2019 - 9:06 am
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Google for Education launches originality reports to curb student plagiarism

(14 Aug 2019)  Google is introducing a handful of updates to its Google for Education program today — including a new tool that helps teachers check students’ work for possible plagiarism. More details can be found here.  

August 15, 2019 - 4:58 pm
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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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