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Enhancing the discovery of institutional repository contents - 6 sources to consider

A blog about academic librarianship. Covers discovery, open access and other hot trends by a librarian in Singapore.

Library Promo Video: “How VR is Changing the Way You Use the Library” (Marriott Library, Univ. of Utah)

<b>About Gary Price</b><p>Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington …

Geen overeenkomst met de Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing

De Nederlandse universiteiten en de Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing hebben geen nieuwe overeenkomst kunnen bereiken voor de toegang tot …

Springer Nature en VSNU hernieuwen hun open access overeenkomst

Springer Nature en de Vereniging van Universiteiten (VSNU) hebben hun overeenkomst om open-access te kunnen publiceren voor de Nederlandse …

Five Key Highlights from ORCID’s 2017 Annual Report | ORCID

As a community-led organization with a commitment to transparent and open governance, we are delighted to share our 2017 Annual Report.<p>Here we report …

The ethics of copyright transfer for scientific research - Green Tea and Velociraptors

So I’ve been thinking a bit about copyright issues with scholarly research recently, and have a few questions about the ethics of copyright transfer. …

University Medical Center Groningen library guide for off-campus e

Install the Kopernio plugin for free.<p>Click "Yes" when asked if you are affiliated with a university, and create an account.<p>Select <i>University Medical</i> …

Alternative ways to access journal articles

VSNU and a number of publishers are negotiating open access, as part of the e-journal package subscription deals. Should this talk not result in new …

Library 2.018: Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession

Creative research communication

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Guus van den Brekel - ‘How to get the pdf?’

<b>Tijdens het KNVI congres ‘Informatie is macht’ volgende ik een gedeelte van track 3 met de titel ‘Dan doe ik het lekker zelf!? Georganiseerd door de</b> …

Microsoft doubles down on its low-priced Chromebook competition for schools

Say what you will about Chromebooks, there’s little question that Google’s low-cost offerings have reignited edtech. Last May, Microsoft fired its shot across the bow with Windows 10 S — a dumbed-down version of its operating system intended to take on the Chromebook with ultra-cheap hardware.<p>This …

Adoption of open access is rising – but so too are its costs

Options available to authors to make their work open access are on the rise. Adoption of open access itself is also rising, and usage of open-access …

London School of Economics

I tried using oaDOI.org API to find the amount of Open Access and you won’t believe what I found!

By now most people would have heard of the very useful Unpaywall service that allows you to bypass many paywalled articles by sending you to free …

Software Development

Using oaDOI & Crossref event data API to calculate your institution's open access citation advantage

As a generalist with hands in many pies, I'm prone to throw around terms I barely understand.<br>API or Application Programming Interface might be one of …

VOGIN-IP-lezing 2018

Zoeken & vinden 2018<p>Op woensdag 28 maart organiseren VOGIN en vakblad IP gezamenlijk al weer voor de zesde keer een VOGIN-IP-lezingendag. Dat is een …

39 million Americans reportedly own a voice-activated smart speaker

Outpacing smartphone and tablet adoption rates<p>One in six US adults (or around 39 million people) now own a voice-activated smart speaker, according to research from NPR and Edison Research. The Smart Audio Report claims that uptake of these devices over the last three years is “outpacing the …

Why Amazon's Alexa Is 'Life Changing' for the Blind - PCMag UK

Bill Boules, blind since birth, has three Amazon Echos at his home in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and says they've been "life changing."<p>Boules, …

Research assessments based on journal rankings systematically marginalise knowledge from certain regions and subjects

Many research evaluation systems continue to take a narrow view of excellence, judging the value of work based on the journal in which it is …

Clinical Trials

Academic journals with a presence on Twitter are more widely disseminated and receive a higher number of citations

Previous research has shown that researchers’ active participation on Twitter can be a powerful way of promoting and disseminating academic outputs …

Social Media

Dr. Google And The New Group Practice That Includes Drs. Apple and Amazon

Here we go again.<p>Apple and Google have been making the news recently about how these tech giants are moving into health. And now, we see Amazon stepping into the U.S. drug distribution business after a foothold in Japan.<p>Can these three tech giants change the game on health delivery? I often talk …

Workshops 2018

<b><br>Informatie over<br>workshops en docenten bij de<br>VOGIN-IP-lezing 28 maart 2018</b><p><i>Deze workshops duren maximaal 2 uur. Bij voldoende belangstelling, kunnen</i> …

Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison

The Internet has transformed scholarly publishing, most notably, by the introduction of open access publishing. Recently, there has been a rise of …

Extreme Sports

Mapping the future of academic libraries

It Isn’t ‘Open’ If You Can’t Find It

Clarivate Analytics

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What's New in Web of Science?

Fast, one-click access to millions of research papers! Download the Kopernio extension and automatically search university library subscriptions, …

healthy aging

An academic search engine that utilizes artificial intelligence methods to provide highly relevant results and novel tools to filter them with ease.

Huge rise in subscription costs despite open access switch

UK universities’ journal subscription costs have risen 20 per cent in three years despite their simultaneously paying far more to make research open …