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Library of Congress launches a new transcription crowdsourcing tool

(26 October 2018) The Library of Congress launched this week a new crowdsourcing tool that enables the transcription of digitised documents from their historic collections. This tool will improve the services provided by the library and the usability of their data making the documents more readable and searchable. The application can be accessed at crowd.loc.gov, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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DeepDyve Rolls out new workflow tools for scientific and scholarly research

Free researcher tools seamlessly integrate with Google Scholar and PubMed to streamline the search and curation process (16 May 2018, Redwood City, CA) DeepDyve today unveiled a new suite of researcher workflow tools designed to streamline the scholarly literature search and curation process. These tools are freely available as part of the DeepDyve Freelancer plan, […]


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New assessment tool to showcase benefits of university research

(1 November 2017) A new tool to showcase the real-world impact of Australian university research will demonstrate the vast benefits it delivers to the economy and wider community. Under the scheme, universities will document the enormous social and economic contribution made by the nation’s world-class university research. Universities Australia Chief Executive Belinda Robinson said the […]


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WIPO Translate: cutting-edge translation tool for patent documents extends language coverage

(25 September 2017, Geneva) WIPO’s ground-breaking “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents is now available in ten languages, marking an important expansion of the highest-quality service yet available for accessing information on new technologies. WIPO Translate uses cutting-edge neural machine translation technology to render highly technical patent documents into a second language in a […]


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BMJ announces new partnership to support primary healthcare in China

(16 December 2016) BMJ, one of the world’s leading healthcare knowledge providers, has partnered with Guangdong Family Doctor Association to make their fully translated Chinese edition of BMJ Best Practice available to over two million primary healthcare professionals across China. Last week, the UK’s Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, attended the signing ceremony at the UK-China […]


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Wiley’s Author Services launch—first step in providing dynamic authoring experience

(5 December 2016, Hoboken, NJ) John Wiley & Sons Inc. announced today the launch of a new Author Services website that streamlines the publishing process for authors publishing with the majority of Wiley’s 1600+ journals. Author Services supports users through every stage of the publishing process, from submission and peer review through to acceptance and […]


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WIPO develops cutting-edge translation tool for patent documents

(31 October 2016, Geneva) The World Intellectual Property Organization has developed a ground-breaking new “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents, handing innovators around the world the highest-quality service yet available for accessing information on new technologies. Video: DG Gurry on WIPO Translate Video Watch on YouTube WIPO Translate now incorporates cutting-edge neural machine translation […]


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ALA announces 2016 winner of L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

(10 May 2016, Washington, D.C.) —The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today named the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS)—a product developed by staff at the University of Michigan’s HathiTrust digital library with the contributions of volunteers at libraries across the country— this year’s winner of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright […]


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Taylor & Francis Group launch TandFChina.com: its online hub for Chinese customers and partners

(4 May 2016) Launching today, TandFChina.com is Taylor & Francis’ online hub for the scholarly community in China. It offers key resources for authors, researchers, journal editors, research librarians and learned societies in Mandarin, as well as being a gateway to all Taylor & Francis content, both books and journals and from all imprints (Routledge, […]


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Edinburgh Tool Library: creativity, community, and cutting resource use

 (8 February 2016) The average power drill is used for just 13 minutes in its lifetime. We clearly don’t all need to own one, and they’re often too pricey for many people to buy them in the first place — meaning a whole lot of untapped creativity and a huge amount of wasted money. And it’s not […]


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Collecting data? Robo-writing? New research from Outsell shows rapid improvement of automated content technologies

Business intelligence and big data analysis is seen as a big opportunity, but the scope too for information companies is to scale content creation efficiently. (13 August 2015, Burlingame, CA and London, UK)  Outsell, Inc., the world’s only research and advisory firm focused on media, information, and technology, today announced publication of a new CEO […]


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Macquarie University: seeding the commons

(14 May 2014) Macquarie University has successfully completed the ANDS-funded project: Seeding the Commons at Macquarie University. ANDS is the Australian National Data Service. The project created authoritative information about research data management for researchers and research support staff including A Data Management Plan Template and Standards and tools to assist researchers to describe and […]


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Impact of library discovery technologies

(13 December 2013)   LISU and UKSG are pleased to announce the publication of the report for the project investigating the impact of Library Discovery Technologies on usage of academic content. The research was commissioned by UKSG with the support of Jisc, and was conducted in collaboration with the Centre for Information Management (Loughborough University) and […]


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