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CDL, Harvard Library, and UCLA Library partner to create Coweb, a collaborative collection development for web archives -

A partnership between the CDL, Harvard Library, and UCLA Library has been awarded funding from IMLS to create Cobweb, a collaborative collection development platform for web archiving, https://github.com/CobwebOrg/cobweb. The demands of archiving the web in comprehensive breadth or thematic depth easily… Read More

Springer Nature rolls out free content sharing initiative across its entire owned portfolio of over 1,300 journals -

Global research, educational and professional publisher Springer Nature has rolled out its free content sharing initiative, now named SharedIt, to all of the Springer Nature-owned portfolio and over one thousand additional co-owned and partner-owned journals. This now encompasses over 2,300 journals and enables authors and subscribers… Read More

ORCID identifiers now live in Research Councils’ grants system (Je-S) -

Researchers can now create or connect their ORCID identifier (ORCID iD) in the Research Councils' grants system (Je-S) by logging in to their personal information page. This is seen to be an important first step towards improving the flow of research information across the higher education… Read More

Future Science Group unveils online network for 3D printing in medicine -

Publisher Future Science Group (FSG) has announced the launch of 3DMedNet, a new online community for professionals with an interest in the medical uses of 3D printing. One of the most exciting technological developments in recent years has been the development of the 3D printer:… Read More

Open-source collaborative platform to collect content from over 350 institutions’ archives -

With the technical and financial capacity of any currently existing single institution failing to answer the needs for a platform efficiently archiving the web, a team of American researchers have come up with an innovative solution, submitted to the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and published in… Read More

Figshare launches Collections – a ‘Pinterest’ for academic research outputs -

Online digital repository Figshare, has launched Collections, which offers the research community, including publishers and funders, a 'Pinterest' for academic research outputs. It enables users to gather any data types on Figshare including video, posters and code, whether public or private to give it new context.… Read More

Springer Nature to extend content sharing to Springer Nature-owned journal portfolio -

Springer Nature, a global research, educational and professional publisher, has announced that it will extend its year-long nature.com content sharing trial to enable its research articles to be freely shared with all researchers and the wider public via its authors, subscribers and global media partners. … Read More

F1000Workspace announces integration with Google Docs -

F1000Workspace, a platform that enables scientists to collect, write and discuss scientific literature, has added an innovative new piece of software to its portfolio to help scientists write papers and grants more efficiently. Scientists can now install F1000Workspace in a Google Doc as an Add-on.… Read More

Future Science Group launches EpigenomicsNet, an interactive community for experts -

Publisher Future Science Group (FSG) has announced the launch of EpigenomicsNet, a new online community for professionals with an interest in this area of scientific development. The portal, which is free to join, will allow users to share their own written content and video blogs using… Read More

Research Solutions and Third Iron announce initial integration between Article Galaxy and BrowZine Web Edition -

Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organisations, and Third Iron, an information technology company developing innovative services that benefit libraries and their users, have announced their initial integration between Article Galaxy® from Reprints Desk… Read More


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