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Data-sharing culture has changed

(Researchinformation.info): The article looks at how technology and funding policies have changed the way researchers share data. Data sharing clearly works in those areas where it has gained community traction such as biomedical research. Most research councils now encourage or mandate the sharing of data, stipulating that funding applications must include data management plans detailing measures that will be taken.
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Access to research content is poor despite technological progress

(Information world review): RIN's study Overcoming barriers: Access to research information content found that researchers are encountering difficulties in accessing content they need and this in turn has a significant impact on the quality of their research. If the UK research community is to operate effectively and produce high quality reports that has a wider social and economic impact, this issue has to be quickly addressed.
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ResearchGATE and Its Savvy Use of the Web

(Businessweek.com): ResearchGATE links medical researchers from around the world-and is driving homegrown, locally relevant innovation in developing nations. It takes the social networking concepts underlying popular services such as Facebook and LinkedIn and applies them to the research community. The Web site is now emerging as a potentially powerful link between researchers in the richest countries and some of the poorest ones, giving promise of a wave of homegrown-and locally relevant-innovation in developing nations.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Repositories

(Rusq.org): "Institutional repository" (IR) often refers to a service that supports and encourages the deposit of student- and faculty-created materials, primarily open-access versions of research articles that have been formally published elsewhere or not at all. The early energy surrounding IRs centered on a hope that promoting open access could serve as a countermeasure to commercial publishing power and its ability to distort the market for knowledge. Taking control of our institutions research by providing the ability to distribute this information to the world in an open-access mode seemed to be an inevitable outcome of the Internet. What follows is a brief history of IR hype.
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Gale and Portico Enter into an Agreement To Preserve Gale Digital Collections

(Portico.org): Portico will be preserving ten major digitized historical collections from Gale including 19th Century United States Newspapers, The Making of Modern Law, and Eighteenth Century Collections Online. With this new addition, Portico helps libraries protect and ensure reliable, future access to an even wider range of digital content in their collections.
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