We're excited to share with you that we just announced a new partnership with Clarivate Analytics and their Web of Science suite of products! Here's the full press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14861845.htm
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Today we are excited to launch our new partnership with MyScienceWork! Learn more here: https://www.deepdyve.com/corp/press/20160307
We're to announce a new way to browse our thousands of journals: http://blog.deepdyve.com/…/…/29/easier-browse-and-discovery/
A belated 'thank you' and recap of a fantastic 2015 - onwards to 2016! http://blog.deepdyve.com/2016/02/24/2015-year-in-review/
Rounding out the year with some well deserved thanks to our users and the DeepDyve team (which is compact so everyone gets a shout out).
Bill - for leading with humor and openness
Joan - for being a tiger CFO (grrrr)
Jen - for keeping the team and digs running smoothly...
Raza - for being, well, himself (with great coding chops)
Kaia and Phoebe - for representing the best of women in tech
My - for giving us all a laugh at the holiday party (you are missed)
Jon - for publisher onboarding genius and quiet greatness
John - for truly impeccable manners
Greg - for strategic insight and bonhomie at this year's festivities
T. Rex wishes all of you much joy this holiday season!
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In the new world order of schol comm, many of us are wrestling with quite how to define the role that ResearchGate and Academia, termed scholarly collaboration networks, will play going forwards.
We found this article (see link below) from the Office of Scholarly Communication at the (local to us) University of California to be extremely informative. We spotted it in a tweet by @lesliekwchan on Twitter.
Entitled "A social networking site is not an OA repository", it immedia...tely begs the question, "so what is it then?". And back to the definition issue we go!
As the article explains, the biggest single reason why an OA repository is a better place for authors to share their papers (or publish them in a journal that offers "Gold" OA) is because, unlike these two sites, they are run by a neutral party (say the scholarly institution or subject repository in question) and there are no limitations on exporting the data wherever is desired. ResearchGate and Academia, allow authors to upload but not easily extract data which belongs to them and they are using it to build a sustainable business.
This is not to say that academic networking on these sites isn't a valuable activity but it's important to be aware of their Pros and Cons.
Food for thought over the weekend!
A warm welcome to UBM Advanstar publications, part of UBM Americas.
The company owns a diverse portfolio of publications that includes topics such as: dentistry, clinical trials, dermatology, urology, opthalmology, pharmaceuticals, motoring and licensing.
You can find the full list of UBM Advanstar publications available at DeepDyve here: https://www.deepdyve.com/browse/publishers/ubm-life-sciences...
Remember, new users can try out our service for two weeks FREE. Subscribers to DeepDyve can:
• Read as many articles as they like
• Print up to 20 pages per month
• Download PDFs for 20% off
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It's Friday and who can resist a photo of a bunny jumping for joy, certainly not us!
As to the admittedly somewhat tenuous link between this photo and our business then we're always delighted to welcome new publishers on board and the prestigious publications of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) are no exception.
You can check out the full line up of titles that we now carry from them right here: http://ow.ly/UDgNj....
We wish you all an enjoyable weekend.
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Here's an interesting article about the workarounds that academics have adopted to address the thorny issue of access to research articles and the role of libraries in this conundrum.
"No library required: the free and easy backwaters of online content sharing". http://ow.ly/TRl4X
As the Atlantic rightly says, “No one wants to pay $30 to read a research paper from 1987."...
Here at DeepDyve, we help academics without library access to legitimately and easily solve this problem. As an independent business, we've built relationships with many of the world's largest publishers and we offer access to 12 million scholarly articles for just $40 per month.
Subscribers to DeepDyve can:
• Read as articles as they like
• Print up to 20 pages per month
• Download PDFs for 20% off
So although there are many other ways to get access to content, we find that many folks prefer to untie their hands legally and for this they come to us.
So this is neat. Publisher's Weekly puts out a daily briefing on the latest happenings at the Frankfurt Book Fair, taking place from now until Sunday.
For those of us who can't be there in person, unlike CEO Bill, it's a great resource to scan for relevant stories.
Today CEO Bill attended the STM Frankfurt pre-meeting and tomorrow he will be at the Frankfurt Book Fair where he has a pretty packed schedule.
Helpfully, the good folks at Research Information have quickly written up this overview of what went on today....
Here's something useful for our users. Ever wondered what the hot papers are in your field? I have but then never know quite where to begin.
Now there's a FREE service called "Hot Articles" with a nice pull down discipline menu that captures usage data from millions of users of scholarly material worldwide. See link 1 below.
- Across institutions...
- Across journals and publishers
It helps users to discover articles that other users found interesting – in general and for a specific topic. Now if this works, and we've not tested it yet (perhaps you have, so let us know), this would be a very useful resource.
We discovered this site via infoDOCKET who were using it to profile hot articles in library and information science. There's a free API for non-commercial use.
We are delighted to announce a new link partnership with the German National Library of Medicine (ZB Med). You can find out more at the link 1 below.
We're pretty jazzed about this because ZB Med is the world's largest library in its subject combo and they work hard at making their holdings very broad so that their researchers can legitimately reach the majority of the content they need.
And, for those of you not familiar with the structure of German science, to have an ass...ociation with the Leibniz Information Centre for Life Sciences is truly an honor and privilege given their rich history. See link 2 below.
Users of the search portal called LIVIVO, will now find links to articles hosted here and they are welcome to try our instant research article streaming service for two weeks FREE. After this, they can subscribe if they wish for just $40 month (charge will be converted to Euros by credit card company).
We're happy to welcome ZB Med users to our service.
Here at DeepDyve we have a channel on Slack (a collaborative tool) called "Positive Feedback".
If any of us are having a tough day, it's great to visit and remind ourselves that our service makes a real difference to many. Here are a few examples of the warm and fuzzy user vibes we regularly receive:
"Enjoying easy-to-use @deepdyve for access to thousands of top academic journals & articles instantly. #keepingup" @NewportVet...
"It's easy to search, and easy to keep track of which articles I'm interested in. It's also very convenient to have so many papers available in one central location".
"I like DeepDyve a lot. It's the most useful academic research tool I have used so far".
"You saved my life I am writing a master's thesis and your site is the best place for resources. Your high concept pitch is awesome... Spotify for science articles! Love it"
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At DeepDyve we try to keep abreast of relevant industry reports and share them here. Naturally, they are all free to read.
A new addition to our collection (see link below) lays out the 18 technology-driven trends, challenges, and developments libraries are likely to face over the next five years. The predictions are outlined in the New Media Consortium's (NMC) 2015 Library Edition of their Horizon Report. A panel of 53 experts from 15 countries collaborated on the report.
H...ere are a few trends:
-Intuitive interfaces for navigating libraries' huge stores of data.
-Expanding research outputs including datasets, visualizations etc
-User expectations of mobile friendly content
-Providing Open Access
-Rethinking library design to reflect modern usage
The full report is well worth a read.
It's that time of year again when publishers and their vendor partners start preparing for the Frankfurt Book Fair, from 14-18th October 2015 (see link 1 below).
Beforehand, the STM Association (International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers) are hosting their annual pre-meeting event (see link 2 below for program).
Our CEO, Bill Park, is attending both events on 13th and 14th of October. He will be meeting our publishing partners but also give us a ...shout here if you want an appointment. We will be following along from home via the hashtag #stmfrankfurt.
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Over the weekend our attention was drawn to an article that is boldly entitled "This is the end of the library as we know it".
Before reading it this morning, we thought that the headline should probably be rephrased as a question "is this...?" but having now digested the content it seems that the title is spot on!
The article, written by Donald Barclay, Deputy University Librarian, University of California, Merced, is posted on Quartz, see link below....
From the very beginning the article engages with some really interesting stats and facts about the costs of print storage, the redesign of various libraries to include more online work stations/collaborative space with printed materials being housed in the basement ready for retrieval if needed.
Here are some memorable details to whet your appetite:
- The total cost of keeping one book in an open library stack (the kind that allows browsing) at $4.26 per year (in 2009 dollars).
- At Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where they are building a new library 90% of the new space will be for student use, not for storing books or materials.
- University of Michigan’s $55 million renovation of its Taubman Health Sciences Library (completed in 2015) has removed all print books from the library in order to accommodate classrooms and collaboration rooms.
Since Librarians are not, in our experience prone to exaggeration, this article really does offer an interesting look at the future.
Here's a fascinating article (see link below) that helps explain which universities are most innovative in terms of being the strongest performers based on industry collaboration.
According to Robert Tijssen, chair of science and innovation studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands, alongside societal engagement, “university-industry connectivity is now the third mission of a university, next to teaching and training and research”.
It was published in Times Higher Educa...tion in collaboration with Elsevier. It aims to shed new light on the world of university innovations and inventions by revealing which institutions show the strongest performance across four indicators: the ratio of papers co-authored with industry, the proportion of papers cited by patents, the quantity of research income from industry and the proportion of research income from industry.
There's also an accompanying visualization "Alliances in science: innovation indicators" which can also be seen in high res.
One of the most frequently asked questions here at DeepDyve is:
"Do you carry this specific journal"?
There's a really quick way to get the answer. Simply visit our annotated alphabetical journals list. See link 1 below....
Available - means new and existing subscribers can read that article now
Preview - means we'd like you to be able to read the article, but don't yet have the publisher's permission
Free - means that the full text is available on the platform without subscription
New - means just that! Another journal for your reading pleasure
We also have a new article recommendation engine so that you can browse from a range of similar content.
To find out more about how we help you find relevant content at a price that you can afford, please see our latest blog (link 2 below).
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This report title caught our attention recently "We love the library but we live on the web". See link below to download it, you have to register first.
This clearly laid out document presents findings around how academic library users view online resources and services. It is based on a survey of users at seven UK academic libraries. Over 4,000 responses were collected between November 2014 and February 2015.
Q16 of the survey invited respondents to complete the following s...entence by adding no more than 140 characters: “In 2020, my ideal online library would be…” The answers to this question are really fascinating (page 15 onwards) and they are classified by level of seniority. For example, here's a quote from a post-doctoral researcher:
"In 2020, my ideal online library would be my most important research partner: an intuitive and personalized system that learns from my activities & supports my research through resource suggestions and a comprehensive mobile management system".
Food for thought for service providers like ourselves!
Today this headline caught our eye.
"A library in the palm of your hand. Mobile Services in the Top 100 University Libraries". You can find the full text article on InfoDocket, see link below.
If you stop and think about that for a moment, this is quite an extraordinary phenomenon but sadly this is not an experience shared by everyone around the world or even every US academic....
All 100 libraries, in the top 100 universities from US News and World Report 2014 listing surveyed, offered some combination of mobile: websites, database access, e-books, text messaging. There are even a few that offer QR codes and augmented reality (which sounds fun!).
Smart phones are an empowering technology for those who are lucky enough to have one!
Image credit: using Android phone by Sharon & Nikki McCutcheon, Flickr, CC BY.
Here's a useful list of publically available datasets for all you data geeks out there. We spotted this in a tweet from Laura Norén, a sociologist teaching at NYU, @digitalFlaneuse.
Amazing breadth of topics, from US faces, cats (link not working!) and museums to Biology, Climate, Finance and Economics. Also, a healthy amount of coverage from different international governments.
What tools do researchers use for access and discovery?
If you are carrying out research (from Master’s students to professors), or supporting research (such as librarians, publishers and funders) then we'd like to encourage you to participate in this survey from the Utrecht University Library.
You can find the questionnaire at this link: https://101innovations.wordpress.com/...
On this page, we do filter what we share and we don't like to ask for too much of your time but this survey is important for benchmarking the adoption of emerging scholarly tools. The results are shared publically and we will bring you updates on an ongoing basis.
Bianca Kramer is a subject specialist in Life Sciences and Medicine from Utrecht University Library, and the work that she and colleague Jeroen Bosman do in terms of mapping the scholarly communications landscape is first rate.
Here's something to make you stop and think.
The Internet Archive based in San Francisco has 400+ billion web documents and they needed a search engine!
Apparently, such a resource does exist. It's open source, free, available on Github and comes from an organization called Gigablast who have agreed to provide search results to the archive....
As things stand, the true potential of the archive's records can't be unlocked but hopefully that's going to change. When the project is complete, this will be the biggest search engine ever created.
You can find out more about Gigablast here.
Today we're reading an article by Rick Anderson entitled "A quiet culture war in research libraries – and what it means for librarians, researchers and publishers". It's an opinion piece in the UKSG's Insight publication (freely available to read, see link below).
The abstract neatly sums up a trend that I've observed in library dynamics which is the interplay of the views of more radical librarians (who see their role as helping to shape the future of scholarly communicatio...n) with those who are less so (who see their role as supporting those who work for the organization and its mission). The two are not mutually exclusive and this is a fairly simple summation of the situation!
How this will play out in the longer term is unclear but certainly recognizing that the role of libraries and librarians continues to evolve (as Rick illustrates using some nice graphics) is well worth being aware of.
This piece is relevant to us here at DeepDyve because we serve those who are not affiliated with an academic library but understanding the dynamics that are at work in this adjacent space is important.
The current tumultuous Greek financial situation has sadly effected academic access to newly published research.
The Hellenic Academic Libraries Link (HEAL-Link), the service providing all Greek universities and research institutes with access to scholarly articles, has terminated all licenses after being unable to maintain payments.
Some of the publishers have agreed to a three-month grace period and will continue to provide new issues of their journals. But for others, no ...new content is available. Archive access is maintained.
We discovered this through the news service of *research - see this link to read the full article http://ow.ly/Pf0RA.
Following the "no" referendum at the weekend it's hard to predict when this will improve, hopefully soon.
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Here's a fascinating report on Internet Trends from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (the Venture Capital firm based in CA).
It's a good day when you stumble upon excellent content that's freely available and relevant to all.
Small health warning - there are 196 excellent slides here, so we're sharing this before the holiday weekend here in the US when you just might have time to read it....
Highlights for us include:
Slide 8 - the impact of the internet on different sectors is in many respects just beginning. Take a look at education for example, lots of room for innovation there.
Slide 14 - time spent per adult user per day with digital media. We're spending 5.6 connected hours per day. 51% of our time on mobile and 42% on desk/laptop, which is interesting.
Slide 31 to 44 - great visual summary of how we used to make business work back in the day and the apps we use now to bring greater efficiency. "Then" and "Now" gave us lots of ideas for apps to try.
Slide 69 - made us laugh. Apparently millennials love their smartphones but let's be honest here, everyone loves their smartphones! Phrases such as "my smartphone never leaves my side night or day" resonates with many of us.
Anyway, Happy 4th if you are in the US and happy reading.
Here's a photo we can all relate to! Great choice of shot to sum up the frustration of not being able to access the research you need.
The author, Ben Johnson, is a Research Policy Adviser for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). I am sure this role would be a lot easier if he could get hold of the content he needs quickly, simply and affordably!
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"Of course, working for a government body means having absolutely zero subscription access to academic journals, so any access I get to scientific or scholarly literature has to happen via one of the following routes:
1. gold open access articles
2. manuscript postings (green open access)
3. private sharing (emailing the author or asking around for a copy)
4. personal purchases of subscription content"
We offer an affordable solution to Ben, as he says "price and coverage are the key factors". If you are in a similar position to him, please do try our two week free trial and then subscribe for $40 per month.
On this page, we mostly feature tools that help search and find relevant scholarly articles. But what about multimedia content, what's the best way to find Video for example?
Apparently, "Microsoft made a better YouTube search engine than Google", which is the somewhat surprising headline of this article in The Verge. See link below.
"Microsoft gave a much-needed makeover to its Bing video search feature this week, and the final product is pretty good"....
Check it out and decide for yourself. Then let us know what you think.
Here's a cool search tool that could be of interest to those of you who work on ecology and environmental issues.
It's called JournalMap and it is a scholarly literature search engine for finding relevant research based on geo-tagged locations and traditional keyword searches. See link below.
Here's the problem that JournalMap addresses:...
"Scientists and resource managers struggling to deal with rapidly changing environments and evolving threats need quick access to relevant research and descriptions of natural systems. The ability to find out what is known about a specific ecosystem, species or landscape is hindered by current search technologies that rely on keyword, topic, text, and author searching – concepts of publication cataloging and searching that date back to the late 1800's. Much of the published research conducted on ecosystems around the world is tied to specific places, and these locations can be exploited to search for literature based on geography in addition to traditional searching".
Interestingly, they have a collections tool that can be used to organize and group geotagged articles. As they say, "a great way to visualize the geographic extent of knowledge on a topic or capture the known scientific knowledge of a place". For example, there's a collection on measuring Soil Erosion, one on Coos Bay (interesting to focus on a very specific location) and some curated by the author to gather together their own work etc.
All in all, we think this is a great initiative, well worth checking out!
Today we're intrigued at the notion of a computational knowledge engine as opposed to a search engine.
Here's the difference according to website Wolfram Alpha (see link below):
SEARCH ENGINES index web pages, then look for textual matches, then give you lists of links to follow....
KNOWLEDGE ENGINES use built-in knowledge curated by human experts to compute on the fly a specific answer and analysis for every query.
If ever a site had a lofty long-term goal this would be it:
"To make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone.
We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything".
They have my attention, off to check it out now!
So here is a shiny thing from us to make the arduous task of getting affordable access to information that bit easier.
The DeepDyve IE plug-in is a nifty widget that runs with Google Scholar, Google and PubMed and shows you which articles are available to rent from us. Here's a link to download it. https://www.deepdyve.com/plugin
This is an incredibly useful tool whether you want to evaluate our service in your discipline to see if we have enough coverage of the titles that ...you are interested in (and then subscribe!) or are a subscriber who wants to be more time efficient.
Shout out to co-workers Kaia and Raza for a job well done.
Enjoy, please share any feedback here.
Today a piece in "The Scientist" magazine caught our eye. See link 1 below. It's about the buzz around big data and how to turn that into meaningful discovery.
What we particularly like about the article is the opening problem statement that clearly lays out the up and down sides of the increase in research data:
"As recently as five years ago, nearly all my genetics data could fit on my personal computer and could be analyzed using basic spreadsheet software. Today, my data... require sophisticated analysis tools and larger storage solutions, and I am not alone. Scientists across nearly every field—from genetics to neuroscience, physics to ecology—are generating unprecedented volumes of data at speeds that would have seemed like science fiction just a few years ago. For the first time in history, researchers routinely gather more information than they can analyze in a meaningful way. As a result, science is now data-rich but discovery-poor.
The solution to this modern paradox lies in developing technologies to extract meaning from all this information. But new technologies are not sufficient; researchers must also know which technologies and methods are best equipped to address the important questions for their area of study. There simply aren’t enough academic researchers who are capable of harnessing their data deluge".
The author, Vicki Chandler, the chief program officer in science at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation explains the need to cultivate a new type of data-driven researcher and the announcement in October 2014 of 14 recipients of the Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery Awards in pursuit of that goal. See link 2 below.
Here at DeepDyve we provide an article rental service for those not affiliated with an academic library. And, we also like to bring our audience news of freely available reading resources too.
Today, we're highlighting the new "Seal" of excellence at the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). See link 1. below.
The DOAJ can help you find excellent journals that are free to read and download (and some are free to re-use too) and now there is a list of 96 titles (see link... 2. below) that have been awarded the "Seal" which can direct your search to those with the highest publishing standards first.
Here are the criteria for qualifying for the "Seal":
"Journals that adhere to an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice are awarded the Seal as recognition of those efforts. The Seal is awarded to a journal that fulfills a set of criteria related to accessibility, openness, discoverability, reuse and author rights. It acts as a signal to readers and authors that the journal has generous use and reuse terms, author rights and adheres to the highest level of ‘openness’. The Seal has nothing to do with the scholarly quality of the material published in the journal".
Happy reading and have a great weekend.
Here's a good question to consider: In the world of academic publishing, what does discovery really mean?
The June/July issue of Research Information asked seven key industry figures to give their opinions. See link 1. below.
We found the views of John Sack, founding director, HighWire Press (a technology platform provider that powers up some of the world's leading journals and is based close to our offices) to be particularly relevant. See link 2 below....
A few interesting statements from John included:
- "Many researchers rarely ‘read’ entire journals anymore; even the concept of ‘read a journal’ tends to mean ‘read the email TOC’! I expect that this contributes to the increasing revenue that publishers can gain through article rental services such as ours.
- "One researcher said to us: ‘Because of keyword search, I only find what I’m looking for". Lucky them! We've not had this experience but the fact that some people think this is the case is somewhat worrying!
- "Most researchers come to journal sites with a ‘grab and go’ mentality (grab a pdf and get out of the site). As an information provider, how do you break that pattern of behaviour as readers are seeking research articles? How do you get readers to turn the page of the encyclopaedia, so to speak?". Tricky indeed, I guess it all comes down to storytelling and engagement.
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It has to be said that the STM Association really does go above and beyond in terms of the number of interesting reports it provides.
Their latest is on Tech Trends in STM publishing for 2015 and it was released at their Spring Meeting. It comes as a rather nice infographic (attached) to illustrate the 3 core themes:
1. Publishing Data as First Class Research Objects, ...
2. Article as an element in a Hub and Spoke Model connecting many digital artifacts
3. Reputation Management using new metrics and based on more elements than just the publication track record
This blog feature does a good job of explaining the infographic in more depth. See link below.