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Yolo County Library uses Gale's Analytics On Demand to improve program outcomes and services
- 19 Dec 2018

Yolo County Library is using Analytics On Demand from Gale, a Cengage company, to better understand the households in its communities and design customised library services and resources to fit their needs. Now, Yolo County librarians can make data-driven decisions to identify new outreach strategies that promote their programs to the communities they serve.

Yolo County Library has eight branches that serve more than 160,000 residents in seven communities and the rural areas of Yolo County in California's Sacramento Valley. The library has been providing services to the county for more than 100 years. With a vision to bring diverse and dynamic programs and services to its many communities and residents, the library needed a more effective way to reach its underserved rural communities about its library offerings. Yolo County Library chose Gale's Analytics On Demand, a data analytics tool that gives libraries key insights into the demographics and behaviours of their communities.

Analytics On Demand is a data intelligence solution that helps libraries quickly and easily learn more about their users and communities. It allows libraries to transform their existing data, from the ILS and other electronic systems, into information they can use to better understand-at the household level-who their customers are (and aren't) so they can make data-driven decisions and drive meaningful outcomes for their library and community. With its new interactive dashboard, libraries can visualise demographic insights through maps, charts and graphs, helping librarians make more informed decisions to promote their services.

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eLife to develop SwipesForScience to speed up research
- 04 Dec 2018

eLife is collaborating with participants from its inaugural Innovation Sprint earlier this year to develop SwipesForScience, a templating service that lets researchers quickly create mobile-friendly games that allow players to help with analysing large amounts of research data.

The prototype of SwipesForScience, developed at the eLife Innovation Sprint and originally called Appstract, used natural-language processing to mine free-text descriptions of scientific research and identify numerical data and text within them. These were presented to users as a game, tasking them with tapping only the values that contribute to a study's sample size. This data could then be fed back into the natural-language processing algorithms to further improve automatic sample-size detection in research papers.

The next phase of the project is being led by Postdoctoral Fellow Anisha Keshavan, from the University of Washington, and User Experience (UX) Designer Andreea Hrincu, in Sydney.

SwipesForScience will now help researchers to quickly and easily create their own games for crowdsourcing data analysis and drive their research forward. The games will support a variety of annotation tasks, including text-based annotations for meta-analyses, and image and sound-based annotations.

eLife has a mission to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises responsible behaviours in science. Through the eLife Innovation Initiative, the non-profit actively supports the development of new tools that enhance the communication or interrogation of new research. As part of this initiative, the organisation has committed to developing a releasable version of SwipesForScience.

The software will be made available with open-licensed data and a user-friendly interface, allowing people to play with the main template implementation and/or build their own game based on one of various templates.

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The Evaluating RDM Tool - a new tool for evaluating your RDM offering
- 26 Nov 2018

Institutions now have a new means at their disposal to aid them in assessing their research data management initiatives, the Evaluating RDM Tool. A collaborative creation, the tool was developed using the SPARC Europe How Open is Your Research service and the Digital Curation Centre's RISE Framework.

According to SPARC Europe Director, Vanessa Proudman, this tool will help with the next phase, aiding institutions as they continue to improve and evolve their RDM programmes and practices.

Users are invited to answer a selection of questions. Based on their responses, three downloadable radar charts are generated providing insights into: the breadth or range of RDM services provided by the institution; the degree to which RDM services are being tailored to specific users; and lastly, whether or not the initiatives are "sector leading".

The tool is free to use. Any question regarding its use may be directed to info@sparceurope.org.

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CCC announces enhancements to its content workflow solution, RightFind
- 16 Nov 2018

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced enhancements to its award-winning content workflow solution, RightFind®, making it even easier to use than ever before, giving scientific research organisations access to content they need - anytime, anywhere.

RightFind offers organisations secure access to enterprise content and rights information maximising access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals, books, and databases, and reducing the cost of managing information resources. Employees easily collaborate with team members and view company rights for sharing content, simplifying copyright compliance.

RightFind customers have access to targeted industry knowledge and information management expertise available when they need it.

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ProQuest announces commencing the development of Rialto
- 08 Nov 2018

ProQuest has announced that it is commencing the development of Rialto, a ground-breaking approach to unify selection and acquisition in academic libraries. Through benchmark analytics, recommendations, and a comprehensive marketplace with content of all types - books, ebooks, video and more - from many sources, libraries will have the tools to become more effective and efficient.

Ten universities are partnering with ProQuest to guide the development of Rialto. North American development partners include Boston University, Northeastern University, San Jose State University, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Dallas and University of Windsor. Development partners from the United Kingdom are University of Edinburgh, University of Leicester, Northumbria University and Imperial College London.

Built on the Alma® platform, the ProQuest® Rialto tool is a collaborative project between colleagues at ProQuest and Ex Libris.

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