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Grants now open to support Research4Life training activities

(23 Sep 2019)  About the grant:  The deadline to submit proposals is December 1, 2019. Individuals or organizations can apply. Find details and apply online. The Medical Library Association (MLA) has established the MLA Librarians without Borders® / Elsevier Foundation/ Research4Life Grants for 2016 to 2021. Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, up to five awards per year […]

October 18, 2019 - 9:58 am
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Webinar: from open science to inclusive science

(17 Oct 2019) EIFL and OpenAIRE are celebrating Open Access Week 2019 (21-27 October) with a series of webinars highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools, and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. Webinar topic and presenter: From Open Science to Inclusive Science, presented by Paola Masuzzo (independent researcher and data scientist). Date and time: Friday, […]

October 18, 2019 - 9:37 am
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Ruth’s Rankings News Update September 2019: Bogged down in new releases from NTU, THE and others

By Ruth A. Pagell* Who is number one in the world in September? Who is number one in East Asia? Should Ireland be concerned about the performance of its top universities? Has Malaysia really improved in THE’s rankings? (26 Sep 2019) This update presents the new NTU (National Taiwan University) and THE rankings. It provides […]

September 30, 2019 - 2:31 am
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LIBER webinar recording: “Innovating the ways metrics are applied, responsible metrics & measuring openness”

(11 Sep 2019) A video recording of a LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) webinar held yesterday (September 10, 2019) and titled, “Innovating The Ways Metrics Are Applied, Responsible Metrics & Measuring Openness” is now available online. Library Journal has a short description and video embedded here.  

September 12, 2019 - 3:15 pm
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The BBC is unearthing thousands of classic moments from its archive

(10 Sep 2019) The BBC is making thousands of fascinating clips from its archive available to watch on a new website – bbc.co.uk/archive More than 1,700 newly published videos are being made available for viewers to watch and enjoy, many of which hold a mirror up to our lives today and help paint a rich […]

September 11, 2019 - 9:05 am
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Legal e-resources training for Myanmar librarians

(22 Aug 2019)  Librarians at the universities of Dagon and East Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar, will take part in a two-day workshop to improve their capacity to make the best use of e-resources provided through the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project to support law faculty to deliver newly-developed courses on human rights law.  In addition librarians will be trained […]

August 22, 2019 - 1:52 pm
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Free webinar focuses on data-visualization techniques from PLA

(26 Jul 2019)  The Public Library Association (PLA) will present a webinar next month designed to help public library professionals apply data-visualization techniques to their work. The webinar is presented as part of PLA’s Performance Measurement Initiative and features Project Outcome, our free toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library services and programs. […]

August 7, 2019 - 9:28 am
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Clarivate Analytics announced the 2019 Journal Citation Reports

(20 June 2019) On June 20th, the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, released the 2019 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). This latest release extends the run of an annual event that stretches back nearly a half-century. In that time, the JCR has evolved, with its measurements for journal evaluation refined, expanded, and elucidated. This year is no […]

June 22, 2019 - 11:59 am
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Fortune magazine to add digital paywall

(29 May 2019)  Fortune magazine will be launching a digital paywall and raising its cover price in an effort to diversify its revenue stream, according to chief executive Alan Murray in an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Wednesday. The full story is here.  

May 30, 2019 - 5:04 pm
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Clarivate Analytics reports first quarter 2019 results

Revenues decreased 1%, Adjusted Revenues increased 1% (2% on a constant currency basis) Annualized Contract Value (ACV) of Subscription-Based Agreements increased 4.6% Reaffirm Outlook for 2019 (15 May 2019) Clarivate Analytics Plc (NYSE: CCC, CCC.WS) (the “Company” or “Clarivate”), a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today […]

May 17, 2019 - 5:03 pm
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UNSW Library hiring Associate Director Teaching Services and Academic Engagement

(17 May 2019) UNSW Library Australia is hiring Associate Director Teaching Services and Academic Engagement. About the UNSW Library UNSW Library is one of Australia’s major research libraries, with extensive scholarly information resources, services and facilities. It serves a large population of academic and research staff and students on two campuses and affiliated research institutes. […]

May 17, 2019 - 4:56 pm
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Measuring university impact – A rankings innovation

(16 Apr 2019)  The University Impact Rankings 2019 published by Times Higher Education is a novel initiative that has captured global attention because it aims to measure the extent to which universities are working towards fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. This ranking is the first launch product Times Higher Education, or THE, has under the […]

April 30, 2019 - 8:58 am
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Fears over Singapore’s ‘fake news’ proposal

(25 Apr 2019)  Academics fear global reach of new Singaporean legislation could result in censorship of international academic journals. New Singaporean legislation that is set to ban “false information” online hosted anywhere in the world poses a “severe threat” to academic freedom across the globe, scholars have warned. Earlier this month, the country’s government introduced a […]

April 30, 2019 - 8:50 am
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Impact factors continue to influence academic evaluation, reveals a recent survey

(19 Apr 2019)  About half of the research focused institutions in the US and Canada still rely on journal impact factors to make promotion and tenure related decisions, revealed a recent survey based study published on PeerJ Preprints. The report provides insights into the usage of the impact factor, a metric whose suitability to judge the quality of research […]

April 23, 2019 - 8:36 am
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EIFL to host eLibrary Myanmar project workshop in July

(18 Apr 2019)  EIFL e-Library Myanmar project partner universities – University of Mandalay, Yadanabon University, Mandalay Technological University, University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, Yangon Technological University, and University of Computer Studies,Yangon – are to attend a three-day workshop on ‘Effective Training’. Each university will be represented by librarians who train faculty and students to navigate through licensed […]

April 19, 2019 - 9:18 am
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