Should library patrons be concerned about how Elsevier uses ThreatMetrix and how it tracks users? It’s complicated.
Rebecca Bryant (OCLC) explains why cross-campus social interoperability is needed to adequately support today’s researchers.
Emily Singley discusses how Boston College adapted to federated access technologies to better support campus users during the pandemic, and why this matters going forward.
Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Igor Kleshchevich, and Bruce Rosenblum look at the complexities of adding preprints to the citation record and suggest best practices going forward.
Results of this partnership signal we should expect future expansion of content syndication.
A surprisingly meditative lesson in Differential Contrast Interference Microscopy.
A look back at 2014’s discussion of measuring the immeasurable.
Revisiting a 2015 post to ask whether we are any closer to offering researchers credit for non-research activities?
Changing jobs can be stressful in normal times, but during a global pandemic and with everyone working from home, special considerations must be made. In this post, Angela Cochran and Jennifer Regala share their recent experiences.
Recognizing the many ways that researchers (and others) contribute to science and scholarship has historically been challenging but we now have options, including CRediT and ORCID.
Is the value of data in decision making all hype? How can we leverage data to server our mission, customers, and our own operational effectiveness?
ResearchGate’s Joseph DeBruin looks at the balance between speed and uncertainty in scholarly communication, and how technology can facilitate better information travel.
Simon Inger rethinks the online conference through the lens of product development.
Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen discusses a new Silverchair report on how publishers are leveraging technology partnerships to adapt to the pandemic crisis.
Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are an essential part of the open research infrastructure, but need widespread adoption to be effective. Learn about Jisc’s plans to increase adoption through a national PID consortium in this post by Alice Meadows.