Tag Archives: collaboration

Nature Index: over 50% of China’s high-quality research involves international co-authors

(24 May 2017) The Nature Index 2017 China supplement, published today, reveals that as China’s total number of articles included in the Nature Index increased since 2012, the percentage of articles with international co-authors has continued to rise year-on-year. By 2016, papers with international co-authors comprised more than 50% of the country’s articles in the […]


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Trends in Singapore’s academic libraries

(15 May 2017) Singapore has six universities, several polytechnics and a number of research institutes.  In this article, Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University,  highlights the collaborative and institutional activities and trends among Singapore’s academic libraries, including scholarly communication, space and architecture, information literacy and community engagement. The full article, Trends in Singapore,  is […]


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International Accord strengthens ties between repository networks worldwide

(10 May 2017) On 8 May 2017, several regional and national repository networks and stakeholder groups formally endorsed an international accord that will lead to the greater alignment of repository networks around the world. The aim of the accord is to improve cooperation between national and regional repository networks by identifying common principles and areas […]


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Why Libraries Collaborate

Findings from the US Library Survey 2016 (19 April 2017) While academic libraries in the United States have actively collaborated with each other for more than 100 years, the digital turn has brought an explosion of interest in and pursuit of cross-institutional collaboration. These include large-scale digital access and preservation initiatives like HathiTrust, print preservation […]


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Survey shows author sharing via scholarly collaboration networks is widespread, despite strong support for copyright

(4  April 2017) Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced headline results from a recent survey of authors’ current sharing behaviours, carried out in partnership with 10 publishers including Cambridge University Press, The IET, De Gruyter and SAGE Publishing. The survey, which had over 7,500 researcher respondents, […]


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ARL Library Directors advise on Digital Dunhuang Initiative

(10 November 2016) Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member library directors Brian E. C. Schottlaender, UC San Diego, and Xuemao Wang, University of Cincinnati, were invited by the Dunhuang Research Academy of China to participate in a two-day International Dunhuang Consultative Committee meeting on October 24 and 25, 2016. The academy is engaging the newly […]


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New SHARE 2.0 discovery interface

(19 September 2016) SHARE 2.0 launched earlier this month with enhanced metadata and search capabilities, including filtering by preprint or publication, by subject, by funder, and by institution. SHARE 2.0 gives you the information you need to find new, relevant research and to find potential collaborators. From the landing page you can use the search […]


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ALIRG Workshop 2016, Taiwan

(21 July 2016) The ALIRG (previously known as Taiwan-Singapore-Thailand LIS Research Group), is a collaborative effort among several LIS researchers from Taiwan (National Taiwan Normal University ), Singapore (Nanyang Technological University), Thailand (KhonKaen University, Mahasarakham University), Malaysia (University of Malaya), Philippines (Ateneo de Manila University), Japan and India. The purpose of the Workshop series is […]


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Collaborative behaviours, traditional practices

IOP Publishing and Research Information Network (RIN) release new report on information practices in the physical sciences. (1 October 2015) While cross-border and cross-disciplinary collaborations are breaking down subject siloes across the physical sciences, a culture of traditional and DIY information practices still holds sway among scientists when it comes to the curation, management and […]


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UK and China sign MoUs on sport, libraries, fashion and tourism

(17 September 2015)  Today, John Whittingdale, Ed Vaizey and Tracey Crouch met with their Chinese counterparts in Greenwich to discuss ways both countries could cooperate on tourism, fashion, sport and libraries. This set of meetings is called the People to People Dialogue (P2P). The P2P was co-chaired by Vice Premier Liu Yandong, for China, and […]


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IMF and edX join forces to pilot online economics and financial courses

(Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, Ma, 19 June 2013)    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and edX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative composed of the leading global institutions of the xConsortium, announced a collaboration today to strengthen economic expertise worldwide. The collaboration will extend the reach of the IMF’s training courses in macroeconomics and finance to governments […]


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ORCID and ISNI issue joint statement on interoperation

ORCID and ISNI are separate, independent organizations that assign identifiers to individuals and are using the same identifier format.  While ISNI and ORCID have different missions and employ different processes for assigning identifiers and linking people with their works and their affiliated institutions, points of overlap between them justify investigating options for interoperability. ORCID and […]


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