Tag Archives: research

CHORUS selects Scopus data to strengthen its services for institutions and funders

(6 November 2017) CHORUS, a not-for-profit organization committed to making articles reporting on funded research easily and permanently accessible and Elsevier, an information analytics business specializing in science and health, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting out how they will work together to further enhance low-cost compliance. options for public access to published research […]


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NCSTE of China and Clarivate Analytics partner on international scientific research collaboration report

(4 July 2017, Beijing) China National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE) and Clarivate Analytics launched a collaborative report entitled China’s International Scientific Research Collaboration Landscape. The report is based on the publication and citation data of global scientific research collaboration papers from the Web of Science powered by Clarivate Analytics. In addition to bibliometrics, […]


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Leading research institutions should not be allowed to get away with bad writing

(15 June 2017) Paul Romer, chief economist at the World Bank, was recently sidelined after encouraging his researchers to communicate more clearly, even going as far as imposing a limit on their use of the word “and”. Caroline Cassidy defends Romer’s intentions and argues that strong communication is of critical importance to using research to […]


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Submissions invited for proposals to receive funding for projects to advance understanding of alternative research metrics

(22 March 2017, London, UK and Boston, USA) Data Science company Altmetric today announced that applications for its annual research grant are now open. First launched in 2016, the grant provides up to £1,500 ($1,900 USD) to fund research that facilitates the development and understanding of alternative research metrics (altmetrics) as part of the wider […]


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Be the Scholarly Communications Librarian at UNSW Australia

(3 March 2017) The UNSW Library manages the Research Output System (ROS) and the UNSWorks institutional repository to harvest, manage and make openly available the research outputs of the university. A key priority of the Library is to provide leadership, advocacy, information and advice to academic staff and higher degree research students on the selection […]


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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 […]


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Launch of ALIA report: Relevance 2020, LIS Research in Australia

(15 February 2017, Canberra) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), in partnership with Charles Sturt University, has issued a report which provides the results of six Library and Information Science (LIS) research events in Australian capitals in late 2016 that had the main purpose of connecting academics, researchers and practitioners in order to help align […]


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The strategic investments of content providers

At the moment of Elsevier’s acquisition of Plum   (2 February 2017) Roger C. Schonfeld writes that today’s news that Elsevier has acquired Plum Analytics from EBSCO provides the latest opportunity for insight into the remarkable evolution of the largest and most sophisticated academic content providers. From Elsevier and Springer to EBSCO and ProQuest, these […]


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Vijita de Silva Research Award 2016/17 in Library & Information Science

(17 January 2017) The Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) is pleased to announce the Vijita de Silva Research Award, the annual research award for the best completed research in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field in Sri Lanka. The award comprises a cash grant of Rs 50,000.00 and a certificate. In the event the […]


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IGI Global partners with Chinese researchers to increase peer-review research

(1 December 2016) IGI Global is proud to partner with the International Center for Informatics Research (ICIR) of Beijing Jiaotong University in China to increase the awareness of the peer-review process. This partnership was instated to support the future of technological development by strengthening the relationship between students, faculty, staff, and cutting-edge global research, especially […]


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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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Research grants at USC Korean Heritage Library

(8 July 2016) The University of Southern California’s  Korean Heritage Library (KHL) has announced research grants for researchers, librarians, and educators in Korean Studies. Thanks to generous support from the Overseas Korean Studies and Heritage Foundation (OKSHF), the grant assists scholars in their use of USC Korean Heritage Library’s resources for research to promote scholarship […]


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Supporting Digital Scholarship, SPEC Kit 350, Published by ARL

(26 May 2016) The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Supporting Digital Scholarship, SPEC Kit 350, an exploration of how library roles are evolving as multimodal and collaborative scholarship become more visible in the research landscape, and how these newly identified roles influence the work of library staff. This study covers the types of […]


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Access to Research given green light to continue

From ‘Roman Wales’ to ‘Ebola’: local library users able to continue searching over 10 million academic articles, free-of-charge (9 December 2016) The Access to Research initiative, which gives users in UK public libraries free access to over 10 million academic articles, has been given the green light by publishers and librarians to continue. The service […]


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Through a Librarian’s Perspective – special lecture by Professor Darrell Dorrington

(14 December 2015) Professor Darrell Dorrington delivered a special lecture in “Nalanda Distinguished Lecture Series” on November 27, 2015 , at Nalanda University, Interim Campus Bihar, India on the topic Researching East Asia on a Budget: A Librarian Perspective. Prof. Dorrington was a former Head at Asia Pacific Cluster, Australia National University Library, Australia.  The objective of his lecture was […]


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