Mapping the route to open data sharing

By Anita de Waard and Helena Cousijn, Elsevier Research Data Management Services | Oct 24, 2017

RDM specialists need to play a role in research data sharing

A recent study found a disconnect between researchers’ perception of the importance of sharing data and their actions. By understanding the underlying issues, librarians can thoughtfully play a role in helping to advance data sharing at their institutions.

Share these tips with your researchers so they can leverage opportunities with Elsevier to publish open access and discover the growing body of open access content.  

More is simply more: thoughts on open access

By Gregg Gordon, SSRN | Oct 22, 2017

Image of the word ACCESS

During Open Access Week, though it’s interesting to look at the proliferation of open access types and the associated terminology, I think it is much more productive to think about openly sharing research and helping to increase research performance.

Celebrate Open Access Week with an inspirational free webinar 100 Stories of Impact: One Year Later on Wednesday, Oct. 25 (recorded webinar now available). Explore why the library cares about open access as it relates to the institutional repository, and how that translates to authors and institutional leadership.

Libraries are experiencing complex changes due to digital forms of publishing, new customer needs and new scientific challenges. Many new media channels and business models for scientific communication have appeared during the last few years. What impact does this have on how scientists communicate with each other and how they exchange scientific results and insights.

Embedding ORCID in researcher workflows and institutional systems

By Ellen Cole, Northumbria University | Oct 9, 2017

ORCID promotion at Northumbria University

Northumbria University is focused on growing its research activity, in terms of quantity and quality. With use of the ORCID iD, we can better ensure we are capturing this growth. Here are a few strategies we have found to be not only successful, but sustainable.

Medtronic Knowledge Center redesign a sign of collaborative spirit and company support

Interview with Tracy Harmon, Emily Kallevang and Meghan Turok, Medtronic | Oct 9, 2017

Medtronic Knowledge Center

The redesign of this corporate library was an affirmation of upper-level support. Learn about the functions of the Knowledge Center and how they have gone beyond providing information resources to providing opportunities to learn, connect and engage.

Six examples of creative promotion of ORCID by libraries

By Alainna Therese Wrigley, ORCID | Oct 9, 2017

Collage of ORCID promotions

We share here six examples of creative ORCID promotions by librarians from around the world and provide links to resources to support your own programs.

As a professor at Lafayette College, Elaine Reynolds is well aware of the vast amount of misleading information in online sources. This impediment to accurate and efficient discovery is exacerbated by the search tools and sources she sees students using, such as Google Search and freely available yet unauthoritative pages.


WEBINAR Sept. 29 | Literature search on a connected path

With Elaine Reynolds, Lafayette College; Rick Misra, Elsevier | Sept 5, 2017

Literature search on a connected path webinar presenters: Elaine Reynolds and Rick Misra

“What if researchers could have a Wikipedia-like experience that was streamlined and trusted?” This is the question that led two neuroscientists on a fascinating journey to improve literature search, from exploring users’ needs to applying cutting edge technologies.