Author Archives: shirley

Guidance on Cloud Storage and Digital Preservation

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/archives/cloud-storage-guidance.pdf The use of cloud storage in digital preservation is a rapidly evolving field and this guidance explores how it is developing, emerging options and good practice, together with requirements and standards that archives should consider. Five detailed case studies of UK archives that have implemented cloud storage solutions have been compiled as part of […]

Discovering Literature – British Library literary treasures go digital

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/english-and-drama/2014/05/discovering-literature-british-library-literary-treasures-go-digital.html Discovering Literature features some of our greatest literary treasures through original manuscripts, first editions, and letters and other documents like newspaper cuttings that help to place the work in an historical context. Our aim was to bring the literature to life and to give people an insight into how some of these incredibly iconic […]

Scientific Data launches with first Data Descriptors

http://www.nature.com/press_releases/scientific-data.html Tuesday 27 May 2014 - Open access publication Scientific Data has launched online today, publishing its first eight Data Descriptors across fields including neuroscience, ecology and epidemiology. Scientific Data is the latest open research initiative from Nature Publishing Group. Data Descriptors, Scientific Data’s article type, are peer-reviewed, scientific publications that provide detailed descriptions of experimental and observational datasets, designed to […]

Thomson Reuters Launches Game-Changing Enhancements to Its Flagship Research Analytics Platform Providing Unparalleled Scholarly Benchmarking & Analysis

http://thomsonreuters.com/press-releases/062014/Thomson-Reuters-Research-Analytics-Enhancements PHILADELPHIA—The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals and the most trusted source of scholarly research resources, announced the upcoming launch of its enhanced Research Analytics solution built in partnership with the research community: InCites, the only integrated, web-based scholarly platform for measuring research […]

MEANING AND PERSPECTIVES IN THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES

https://www.knaw.nl/en/news/publications/meaning-and-perspectives-in-the-digitale-humanities KNAW, UvA, VU and IBM are developing a long-term strategic partnership to be operationalized as the Center for Humanities and Technology (CHAT). The members and partners of CHAT will create new analytical methods, practices, data and instruments to enhance significantly the performance and impact of humanities, information science and computer science research. This White Paper outlines the […]

INTERAGENCY PAIN RESEARCH PORTFOLIO

http://paindatabase.nih.gov/ The Interagency Pain Research Portfolio database provides information on pain research and training activities supported by the Federal Government. The participating agencies – AHRQ, CDC, DoD, FDA, NIH, and VA – are represented on the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), a Federal advisory committee to enhance pain research efforts and promote collaboration across […]

Learned Society attitudes towards Open Access

http://www.edp-open.org/images/stories/doc/EDP_Society_Survey_May_2014_FINAL.pdf Learned societies are “a critical part of the research environment”, 1 and many rely largely on subscription income from their journals publishing programme to support the other services they offer to their members in the promotion of their academic discipline. As a result, they are facing enormous challenges as the journals publishing landscape becomes […]

Introducing Ergo, an Open Access Journal of Philosophy

http://www.publishing.umich.edu/2014/06/03/introducting-ergo-open-access-journal-philosophy/ Michigan Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of Ergo, an Open Access Journal of Philosophy. According to the editors, Ergo responds to “a need for general philosophy journals that are efficient, open access, inclusive, and transparent.” While maintaining very high standards for acceptance (since the journal began accepting submissions in July 2013, the editors and reviewers […]

Presentations from WILU 2014

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wilu/wilu2014/Presentations/ includes: Evaluating and managing Libguides: how can we better reach our users? Developing Online Learning Tools: Strategies for Creating a Set of Best Practices Beyond the one-minute paper: Reflective exercises in library instruction source: Information Literacy Weblog

Translating Research For Health Policy: Researchers’ Perceptions And Use Of Social Media

http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2014/06/05/hlthaff.2014.0300 As the United States moves forward with health reform, the communication gap between researchers and policy makers will need to be narrowed to promote policies informed by evidence. Social media represent an expanding channel for communication. Academic journals, public health agencies, and health care organizations are increasingly using social media to communicate health information. […]