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CLIR publishes Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects; European Commissioners endorse STM’s text and data mining roadmap; Innovative expands Encore social discovery with ChiliFresh partnership; Ex Libris and Elsevier collaborate to harness journal metrics for Primo relevance ranking; Thomson Reuters awards $10,000 for Most Innovative Use of Web of Knowledge Application Programming Interfaces; Wolper honored by global supply chain publication’s green awards program; and Oyster partners with ebook distribution service ePubDirect;.

CLIR-logo - www.clir.org CLIR publishes Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has published Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects. The report examines how research institutions are responding to data management requirements of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies. It also considers what role academic libraries and the library and information science profession should have in supporting researchers’ data management needs.

Research Information reports that “European Commissioners have recommended the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers’ (STM) text and data mining (TDM) Roadmap as one of the 10 outcome ‘pledges’ that they hope will bring value to the future of digital content delivery and licensing within Europe…

Early last year STM issued a variety of sample licences, which publishers can adopt for TDM purposes, and now hopes that the adoption of its TDM roadmap as an official pledge of the Licences for the Europe Initiative will ensure both a sustainable as well as a digital future…”

innovative interfaces - Librarytechnologyguides .org Innovative Expands Encore Social Discovery with ChiliFresh Partnership

Newswire Today reports that “the partnership will result in unprecedented integration between Innovative’s leading discovery services platform, Encore, and a rich database of trusted ratings and reviews written by library users around the world.

Libraries that offer Encore will enable users to view patron ratings and reviews in the initial results set and at the item level. The experience will be similar to that of many commercial sites in which users can rate their picks from one to five stars, write reviews, and share their opinions and thoughts with others. Current Encore libraries can bring existing reviews together with ChiliFresh content to provide a unified presentation and the best of local and worldwide patron participation.

According to Library Technology Guides “Elsevier and Ex Libris announced a collaborative initiative to use the source normalized impact per paper (SNIP) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) metrics in calculating relevance ranking for Primo search results…”

PRNewswire reports that “the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters… today announced the winner of its Build Challenge, the second phase of a contest designed to expand the discovery experience offered by Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge,…

Thomson Reuters recently awarded Balazs Godeny, a software engineer from Hungary, $10,000 USD for submitting the winning prototype of working code and documentation for an application that visually emphasizes the data connections with the Web of Knowledge. The solution allows users to view a set of documents within the Web of Knowledge by searching for specific keywords. It then displays connection points or “nodes” linking to relevant keywords within other documents, creating a visual web to easily show links between research data and to expand the search and discovery process. The winning submission included a workable code for the application and a detailed whitepaper explaining its structure and use. Visit Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch.com to learn more about Godeny’s winning submission…”

Wolper Info ServiceSupply and Demand Chain Executive magazine has chosen Wolper Information Services for one of its 2013 Green Supply Chain Awards, recognizing companies who are making sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals for their clients.

Wolper’s recognition comes as a result of intentional efforts to assist clients in the reduction of paper consumption in both business processes and content resources. Wolper offers electronic invoicing and electronic payment options and supports clients in transitioning their purchasing of organizational information resources from print to electronic, online and digital formats…

Digital Book World reports that “award winning eBook Distribution service provider ePubDirect has formed a distribution alliance with Oyster.  The first mainstream option in a new breed of subscription business models to hit eBooks, Oyster offers users unlimited access to over 100,000 books through a monthly subscription, replicating the Spotify and Netflix business models that have proved so popular in the music and movie industries…

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