More News to Start the Week

by | Sep 28, 2014 | 0 comments

Printing_Press.jpg - Ehschnell at en.wikipedia (CC-BY-SA-3.0)Kudos Incorporates ORCID Identifiers; Thomson Reuters Introduces Climate News Website; Springer in deal with EBES to publish a new book series and two journals;  SAGE and British Education Research Association collaborate to launch Handbook of Educational Research; WorldCat Discovery now includes chat widget and additional member-requested enhancements; and University of Canterbury Simplifies Library Collection Management with Intota Assessment

According to Information Today “the ORCID research identifier will be integrated into the Kudos platform so authors can identify and claim publications and register for an ORCID through the Kudos site. Authors will no longer need to type their publication information into Kudos; instead, they can associate their ORCID identifier automatically. The partnership between ORCID and Kudos is designed to improve authors’ experiences with Kudos’ platform as well as accelerate the uptake of ORCID in the research community.

Information Today also reports that” Thomson Reuters rolled out Sustainability Analytics, an online analytics resource to identify trends, topics, and other information that is part of global news coverage of climate change. This free website tracks changes in interest levels and examines the appearance and impact of climate-related events, discussions, and campaigns in stories from more than 1,800 English-language news sources. Its advanced analytics tools identify trending topics, people, and companies covered by the news.

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Springer has finalized two deals with the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) to publish their official journals, Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review, along with a new book series. Both journals are now in their fourth year, and the first issues with Springer were recently published. The book series expects its first title to be released early next year…”

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “SAGE and The British Educational Research Association (BERA), one of the UK’s leading charities to encourage education research, has announced the launch of the Handbook of Educational Research at the 2014 annual BERA Conference.SAGE and BERA have agreed to collaborate on this new handbook, which will be an authoritative international resource for libraries, students, researchers and practitioners worldwide, providing definitive coverage of the purposes and methods of research in Education settings…”

A new feature in WorldCat Discovery Services enables library staff to embed a virtual reference chat widget within the discovery experience. Many member-requested enhancements have also been added, such as improvement to notes displays, customizable fulfillment messages and more.

The University of Canterbury recently selected Intota™ Assessment from ProQuest as the best solution to address challenges in evaluating usage of their libraries’ collections and making collection management decisions based on evidence.

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