Tag Archives: discovery

Academic metasearch engine The Lens: solving the problem of solving problems

(12 December 2018) The Lens is an academic search engine that gathers patents and academic documents, such as articles, communications, books and theses, in a unified and separate system at the same time, since each type of document has its place on the results page. It stands out for offering innovative solutions with which it […]


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Lens.org – detailed review of a new open discovery and citation index

(20 November 2018) While it is true that the scholarly search portion of Lens might be perhaps mostly dominated by the voluminous data from Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG), Lens is far more than the sum of it’s parts by combining open data from half a dozen open data sources writes Aaron Tay in his review of […]


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SAGE Publishing acquires Lean Library to bring library services into the patrons’ workflow

(12 September 2018) SAGE Publishing has acquired technology start-up Lean Library and its associated products to promote the value of the academic library to patrons and bring library services directly into the patron’s workflow via their web browser. The Lean Library browser extension provides seamless, one-click access to all licensed library resources, both on and […]


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Renew Publishing Consultants release results of two large scale research projects

How Readers Discover Content in Scholarly Publications (2018) A Landscape Review of Streaming Video (2018)  (3 September 2018) Renew Publishing Consultants has spent a significant amount of time over the last 12 months researching two areas affecting scholarly publishing. The results of both projects are published today and have been made freely available for the […]


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HighWire leads industry rollout of Universal CASA, in partnership with Google Scholar

Building on last year’s CASA launch, Universal CASA means researchers can access content any time, anywhere, from any device and any source (11 June 2018, Los Gatos, CA) HighWire, the technology partner of choice for leading commercial and scholarly publishers, has become the first systems supplier to roll out the new ‘Universal Campus Activated Subscriber […]


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Have parts of DOAJ metadata in your catalogue/discovery service/A-Z List changed, are out-of-date or are missing completely?

(25 September 2017) DOAJ has received  several messages from library catalogue administrators, their readers, and researchers asking why all of a sudden so many of the articles indexed from DOAJ are now missing? Within library catalogues, users are perhaps seeing a 404 message. On DOAJ itself, users are noticing that the article content included in […]


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HighWire Press adds CASA to eliminate barriers to off-campus and mobile access to subscriptions

(13 September 2017) HighWire Press, Inc., the strategic partner and platform provider for world-leading scholarly publishers and societies, announces the platform-wide rollout of Campus-Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) on its Intelligent Platform, in cooperation with Google Scholar. CASA enables seamless off-campus and mobile access to subscribed scholarly content. With CASA, off-campus and mobile users may access […]


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Macquarie University hiring Collections and Discovery Services Librarian

(5 September 2017) The Collections and Discovery Services Librarian (HEW6) develops, implements and delivers services in discovery, collection assessment and evaluation, procurement, metadata and copyright/license management. The role provides in-depth advice and support for collection and content development, access, discovery, and research publication/data management. Data gathering, evaluation, analysis and reporting – to inform decision making […]


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Collections and Discovery Services Team Leader sought by Macquarie University

(8 August 2017) The Team Leader, Collections & Content Development (Science/Human Science) supervises and leads a team in the development and implementation of a range of services – including firm order resource acquisition, and the provision of document supply and course reserves – to support the learning, teaching and research objectives of the University, with […]


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University of New England hiring librarians

(22 May 2017) The University of New England Library, Armidale, Australia is hiring Senior Data Quality & Metadata Librarian, HEO7, Library Content & Discovery Manager, HEO8 and Library Research Manager HEO8. The closing date for each position is 3 June 2017.


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Announcing Unpaywall: unlocking #openaccess versions of paywalled research articles as you browse

(5 April 2017) Today marks the official launch of Unpaywall, a web browser extension that links users directly to free full-text versions of research articles. Heather Piwowar and Jason Priem of Impactstory, the team behind Unpaywall, report on the successful pre-release phase, and explain how two decades of investment, a slew of new tools, and […]


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New UK-wide service will transform library collaboration

(3 February 2017) As part of delivering on the vision of a UK national digital library, Jisc and OCLC announce a partnership to build a new shared service that will aggregate academic bibliographic data at scale, improving library collection management and resource discovery for students and researchers. Today Jisc announced that OCLC, the global library […]


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University of New England hiring Library Content and Discovery Manager

(16  October 2016) The University of New England in Armidale, Australia, will hire an innovative, energetic and team oriented manager who is accustomed to working with teams, and displays a strong client service focus with a commitment to continuous improvement. As a senior leader within the University Library, the Library Content and Discovery Manager will […]


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Macquarie University hiring Collections & Discovery Services Librarian

(7 October 2016) The Collections and Discovery Services Librarian develops implements and delivers services in procurement, metadata, copyright/license management, discovery and collection assessment. This role is involved in the provision on conversion services for students with print disabilities. The Collections and Discovery Services Librarian is a member of the Collections and Content Development portfolio, which […]


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Artificial intelligence-based literature discovery from Quertle

(5 October 2016) Quertle has announced the first artificial intelligence-based analysis of document text for literature discovery.  The AI also enables predictive visual analytics for summarizing results, predicting trends, and uncovering hidden connections – all geared toward finding the documents that matter.  The Qinsight™ product is available as a site license, or for individual users.  […]


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