Articles

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.

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.

 

From EPUBs to student handouts, these resources can help bring you up to speed on the latest issues and provide support for your information literacy initiatives. Topics covered include literature search, information literacy concepts, publishing and more.

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.