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Lakehead University Library and Scholars Portal collaborate on hosted digital preservation pilot
- 07 Apr 2017

Scholars Portal and Lakehead University Library have announced their collaboration on the development of Permafrost, a new preservation service to help protect the unique digital collections held by Ontario's university libraries and archives.

Permafrost is a proposed cloud-hosted digital preservation service for members of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). It will provide the preservation processing system Archivematica in conjunction with OCUL's cloud storage network, the Ontario Library Research Cloud.

Digital files need special processing and management with an eye towards future access, and files on media such as floppy discs and flash drives age rapidly. Permafrost will help make complex digital preservation activities accessible so that Ontario's academic memory institutions can preserve their invaluable digital assets into the future.

Lakehead University Library will participate as a pilot partner site to help Scholars Portal develop the infrastructure and processes needed to support this preservation service across OCUL libraries, including to develop a service model and terms of service for Permafrost, installing Archivematica, and testing the service.

Lakehead University Library has a number of units holding digital materials requiring long-term preservation, including digitised student theses, oral history interviews, and born digital archival materials from private donors.

The archival collections at Lakehead are a resource for students, faculty, and the public. The Archives acquires, preserves, and facilitates the use of original historical records that document the history of Lakehead University; organisations, individuals, and institutions closely affiliated with Lakehead University; and records that document the history of Northwestern Ontario.

This project will be a significant advance in Lakehead's capacity to preserve historical material in an electronic format.

The initial phase of the pilot will run until May 2017. A second phase will bring additional institutions online through to November 2017. Once the pilot is complete, the service will be made widely available to Ontario university libraries interested in preserving their digital collections.

Permafrost is part of OCUL and Scholars Portal's commitment to preserving Ontario's academic collections, both print and digital, for the benefit of current and future generations of scholars.

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Clarivate Analytics announces expansion of Emerging Sources Citation Index
- 04 Apr 2017

Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property&Science business of Thomson Reuters, has announced the expansion of its Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) from 5,000 journal titles to over 7,500 as well as the release of a 10-year archive for this index later this year. The index expansion will increase the breadth of research within the Web of Science to 35,000 journals and offer access to an unparalleled collection of its kind.

In a world where research data is booming, at the same time as science is rapidly changing, the research community is clamouring for access to reveal meaningful connections between past and current research, between collaborators, between funding and research impact. To make these hidden connections it all needs to start with the right data. Committed to investing in its industry-leading products, Clarivate Analytics announced it is addressing this need in the research community with the expansion of its Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

Housed within the Web of Science - the web-based platform for scientific research and discovery and the authority in science, social science and arts and humanities indices - the Emerging Sources Citation Index includes high-quality, peer-reviewed publications representing both regional importance and emerging scientific fields not well-covered in more established journals.

The ESCI archive provides comprehensive discovery of new areas of research, deepens regional and domain coverage and enables expanded research assessment by adding 1,633 new publishers to the Web of Science Core Collection and 23 new countries. With access to historical content dating back to 2005, researchers can better identify potential research groups to collaborate with and also pinpoint their H-index, an author-level metric that measures productivity and publication citation impact. In addition institutions can access a more complete view of its impact vs. that of peers, and research funders can establish a more comprehensive understanding of research return on investment.

Launched in 2015, this new index was built in partnership with global and regional experts to capture journal content important to their regions and their research domains. The Web of Science editorial team, using its well established and exacting journal selection criteria to conduct a streamlined editorial process for inclusion in ESCI. Journals in ESCI are further eligible for a comprehensive follow-on evaluation for coverage in the Science Citation Index Expanded®, Social Sciences Citation Index® and Arts&Humanities Citation Index, which have rigorous evaluation processes and selection criteria. The Web of Science editorial team monitor all journals in the Web of Science to ensure quality standards continue to be met.

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University of Manchester selects ProQuest to digitise theses
- 30 Mar 2017

The University of Manchester has signed a two-year Digital Archiving and Access Program (DAAP) agreement with ProQuest to preserve and promote its world-class research. In the first year alone, ProQuest will digitise thousands of theses, improving worldwide access and preserving them for generations of researchers.

The discoverability and usage of dissertations can increase exponentially via the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT) database, which is used at 3,000 universities worldwide. Enhanced with metadata created by subject matter experts, the content is disseminated by 35 major subject and disciplinary indexes.

DAAP is an efficient, cost-effective way to preserve the valuable output of graduate research undertaken at an institution. Digitization increases the visibility of research output within the academic community across a range of dissemination channels. In addition, development of a digital collection of dissertations and theses saves libraries time, reclaims space and reduces costs. ProQuest preserves the content in both analog and digital formats.

The DAAP agreement is an expansion of an existing relationship between the University and ProQuest. The company has been providing Manchester's students and researchers with access to expertly curated historical archives as well as supplying print and electronic books.

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MDPI journal Cancers accepted for Coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)
- 20 Mar 2017

Academic open-access publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) has announced that Cancers, an international, peer-reviewed open access journal on oncology, has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), as well as BIOSIS Previews and Biological Abstracts. The coverage starts with volume 6 (2014); the articles will be available in Web of Science soon.

Cancers covers all strands of cancer research. The journal was founded by Prof. Dr. Robert H. Weiss from the University of California Davis in 2009. Since its inception, over 900 review and research articles have since been published in the journal.

From December 2015, Prof. Dr. Samuel C. Mok from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been serving as Editor-in-Chief. He has been joined by Prof. Dr. David Wong, who is an Associate Editor for Cancers.

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Knowledge E materials science conference indexed in Web of Science
- 20 Mar 2017

Information resources and software solutions provider Knowledge E has announced its first conference proceedings indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (formerly Thomson Reuters and ISI).

The IV Sino-Russian ASRTU Symposium on Advanced Materials and Processing Technology was celebrated at Ural Federal University, Russia between the 23rd and 26th June, 2016. The conference was organized by the Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities (ASRTU), Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Ural Federal University (UrFU), Pacific National University (PNU) and the proceedings have been published in KnE Materials Science.

Knowledge E launched their proprietary publishing platform in June, and have already successfully published over 400 conference papers organised into 6 subject series from researchers from USA, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, China, France, Spain, New Zealand, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom and Portugal, in its first 8 months.

The Web of Science is one of the world's most prestigious and selective citation index and the Conference Proceedings Citation Index includes nearly 10,000,000 conference papers. Scholars around the world can easily find relevant studies once indexed which also counts the number of citations received by each paper.

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