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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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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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