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.

WEBINAR Oct. 19 | Librarians and APIs 101: overview and use cases

With Christina Harlow, Library Data Specialist; Jonathan Hartmann, Georgetown University Medical Center; Robert Phillips, University of Florida | Sept 5, 2017

Library Connect Webinar presenters on APIs: Christina Marie Harlow, Jonathan Hartmann, Robert V Phillips

Get an overview of APIs within a library context from learning how to get access to tools that work with APIs to a sampling of use cases including text mining for clinical applications and updating an institutional repository.

“A good one”: Meet Elsevier’s new VP of global library relations

By Colleen DeLory, Library Connect Editor | Aug 15, 2017

Jean Shipman

Jean Shipman takes on role as Elsevier ambassador to the library community.

Partnering to support grant-funded research: learn the jargon and look for needs

By Nina Exner, North Carolina A&T State University | July 17, 2017

Research Funding Process

Librarian-led grant support initiatives can build when we: learn the language of funded research, align grant-seekers’ needs with librarians’ skills and engage sponsored research professionals with specific offers of support.

Keeping score of CiteScore

By Karen Gutzman, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University | June 14, 2017

11,000+ titles with a CiteScore and no Journal Impact Factor

Journal-based metrics can help determine the overall quality of a communication channel. A key metric for many years has been the Journal Impact Factor by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). In December 2016, Elsevier introduced a comparative metric called CiteScore, which is part of a family of journal-based metrics.