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Unpaywall due for release 4th April

(22 March 2017) Get full-text of research papers as you browse, using Unpaywall’s index of ten million legal, open-access articles. Scholars upload their papers to free, legal servers online but getting links to them can be onerous. By using a browser extension, Unpaywall searches the web for the papers you want, bringing open access direct […]

March 23, 2017 - 8:49 am
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Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science

(16 March 2016) Many bibliometricians and university administrators remain wary of Google Scholar citation data, preferring “the gold standard” of Web of Science instead. Anne-Wil Harzing, who developed the Publish or Perish software that uses Google Scholar data, sets out to challenge some of the misconceptions about this data source and explain why it offers […]

March 20, 2017 - 8:58 am
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Kudos and PubFactory partner to increase reach and impact of research content

(13 March 2017) Following PubFactory client De Gruyter’s successful pilot with Kudos, PubFactory further invests in Author Services by partnering with Kudos to deliver tools and services to publishers that increase dissemination and visibility of their research content. The current connection between PubFactory and Kudos allows for automatic transmission of publication data enabling Kudos to […]

March 14, 2017 - 3:24 pm
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New Chinese COPE resources

(7 March 2017) COPE has published new Chinese translations of COPE resources. Guidelines: Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers Discussion document: What constitutes authorship? Flowcharts: Complete set of flowcharts Other Chinese COPE material Code of Conduct Code of Conduct for journal editors Code of Conduct for publishers

March 8, 2017 - 4:11 pm
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CHOR continues international expansion with Australian partnership

By Sara Girard   Australian Research Council and La Trobe University Launch Pilot Program with CHOR to Improve Public Access to Government-Sponsored Research in Peer Reviewed Publications (2 March 2017, New York, NY)  CHOR, a developer of public access research management solutions, today announced its second international pilot program to assist government funding agencies in the […]

March 5, 2017 - 11:13 am
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Using GRID to discover and analyse global research trends

New Digital Research Report by Martin Szomszor and Jonathan Adams highlights the need for a reference database of research organisations (2 March 2017) The latest Digital Research Report, Discovery and Analysis of Global Research Trends Using GRID, is published today by Digital Science. Using data from the open access journal PLOS ONE, the authors highlight […]

March 5, 2017 - 10:49 am
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Copyright Clearance Center announces enhancements to RightFind® XML for mining

(15 February 2017, Danvers, Mass.)  Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind® XML for Mining software solution, which empowers organizations using text mining to glean important insights from vast amounts of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content. RightFind XML for Mining […]

February 17, 2017 - 3:45 pm
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KoreaMed provides ORCID Search & Link Wizard

(18 January 2017)  KoreaMed, a service of the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE), now allows researchers to search, select, and link KoreaMed articles directly from the ORCID interface to their ORCID record. Since its launch in 1999, KoreaMed has focused on providing global access to Korean medical journals by preparing all the metadata in […]

February 8, 2017 - 3:33 pm
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NUS introduces new CFG Future-ready Index to track future-readiness of students

Senior NUS students have strong competencies in soft skills such as adaptability, entrepreneurial thinking and pursuing convictions, which are attributes valued by employers (7 February 2017) Students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) can now find out how well they fare in skillsets that employers value in new hires through a novel index that […]

February 8, 2017 - 8:18 am
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OpenAthens white paper illustrates the importance of information security for authentication systems

(30 January 2017) OpenAthens has published a new white paper that discusses the complexities facing information professionals and publishers when ensuring the security of access and authentication processes. Approaches to authentication: the importance of information security draws on experiences from across the information industry to highlight the key security issues around different authentication methods, and […]

January 31, 2017 - 4:13 pm
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bibliotheca announces significant additions to its product range

(18 January 2017) Reaffirming its focus on connecting the library with its community, bibliotheca announces today five brand new additions to its product catalogue, extending its range in self-service, Tattle-Tape™ EM security and Automated Materials Handling. These new products build on the single product line that the company announced in early 2016 – following the […]

January 25, 2017 - 4:47 pm
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How are tech-savvy girls in Myanmar closing the gender digital divide?

(18 January 2017) While the rapid expansion of technology and internet access in Myanmar offers unprecedented economic and educational opportunities, it also threatens to deepen the divide between those with and without access—a risk that disproportionately affects women and girls worldwide. A 2015 baseline study of IREX’s Beyond Access Myanmar project showed that 70% of […]

January 21, 2017 - 6:10 pm
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BMJ announces new partnership to support primary healthcare in China

(16 December 2016) BMJ, one of the world’s leading healthcare knowledge providers, has partnered with Guangdong Family Doctor Association to make their fully translated Chinese edition of BMJ Best Practice available to over two million primary healthcare professionals across China. Last week, the UK’s Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, attended the signing ceremony at the UK-China […]

December 21, 2016 - 7:19 am
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Slides and recording of COAR webinar on Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse

(16 December 2016) Slides and the recording of the COAR webinar Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse is now available at https://zenodo.org/record/205931#.WFO853dnl0s. For more about the webinar, please check the webinar website. The announcement is here.

December 17, 2016 - 4:31 pm
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Readers borrow library books through WeChat in Hangzhou

(9 December 2016) In Hangzhou, southern China’s Zhejiang province, borrowing books from the library is now as simple and convenient as shopping online: click, pay and wait for delivery. The city’s public library recently launched a program on WeChat, a popular Chinese messaging software, enabling its readers to check out books online and get them […]

December 10, 2016 - 7:20 am
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