March 31, 2020

“Which Papers Cited Which Tweets? An Empirical Analysis Based on Scopus Data”

The paper linked to below has been submitted to STI 2020 (25th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators). Title Which Papers Cited Which Tweets? An Empirical Analysis Based on Scopus Data Authors Robin Haunschild Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Lutz Bornmann Max Planck Society Source via arXiv Abstract Many altmetric studies […]

“Toronto Public Library Lends 3D Printers to Support COVID-19 Medical Efforts”

From the TPL: Toronto Public Library (TPL) is providing 10 of the library’s Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers for loan to a team at Toronto General Hospital to support their efforts to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. A team at the Lynn and Arnold Irwin Advanced Perioperative Imaging Lab (APIL) department, […]

Research Article (Preprint): “Coronavirus on Social Media: Analyzing Misinformation in Twitter Conversations”

The following research article (preprint) was recently shared on arXiv. Title Coronavirus on Social Media: Analyzing Misinformation in Twitter Conversations Authors Karishma Sharma University of Southern California Sungyong Se University of Southern California Chuizheng Meng University of Southern California Sirisha Rambhatla University of Southern California Aastha Dua University of Southern California Yan Liu University of […]

Survey of U.S. Academic Libraries Documents COVID-19 Pandemic Responses

From the University of Illinois News Service: When universities began closing their campuses and going to online classes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, academic librarians were faced with questions about how those decisions would affect libraries and whether to close their doors or restrict access. “People are looking to best practices in the field, […]

Research Tools: The Land Portal Foundation Launches the Largest Global Database of Land and Property Rights Projects

From The Land Portal Foundation: …the Land Portal Foundation is launching an all new database of land and property rights projects. The Land Portal team has been hard at work on this new endeavour for many months, which has come directly from the feedback of our users, who felt we could do better at giving […]

New From National Science Foundation (NSF): “Dear Colleague Letter: Open Science for Research Data”

From the National Science Foundation: March 27, 2020 Dear Colleague: Open science fuels scientific discovery and economic gain by making the products of Federally funded research more easily accessible and usable. Open science can also improve scientific rigor by directly linking the products of research (data and software) to their associated publications, making it easier […]

Statement: ARL Urges Publishers to Maximize Access to Digital Content during COVID-19 Pandemic

From the Association of Research Libraries: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) joins global library associations in urging publishers to maximize access to digital content during the emergency conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented time for the academic enterprise, and humanity will benefit from an unprecedented response by publishers in support of […]

New From PlanS: “Exploring Collaborative Non-Commercial Publishing Models for Open Access: Apply to Perform a Study”

From Plan S: cOAlition S publishes today, 27 March 2020, a call for an informed study containing an analysis and overview of collaborative non-commercial (aka “Diamond”) publishing journals and platforms. The study is financially supported by Science Europe. The objective is to identify ways to support publishing initiatives wishing to implement Diamond business models. The […]

Research Tools: The New York Times Releases Its Dataset of U.S. Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

From The NY Times: Today, The New York Times has made one of the most comprehensive datasets of coronavirus cases in the United States publicly available in response to requests from researchers, scientists, government officials and businesses who would like access to the data to better understand the virus and model what may come next. The Times […]

New Resource: “Tracking Report: Digital Platform Responses to Misinformation During the Pandemic”

A new tracking report from Public Knowledge: From the Website: We’ve created this tool to monitor how digital platforms are responding to misinformation related to the pandemic. We’ll be regularly updating it with new reports. [Clip] Our goal is to provide current and accurate updates in the hope the information may help shape policy responses […]