Collaboration and Annotation Tips for Students Using Remarq® image

Remarq Lite offers students tools to boost their participation and collaboration, and enrich their online reading experience. You can use the Remarq Lite browser extension on any site you read, whether for projects, hobbies, or schoolwork. If your instructor or professor has suggested you to use this tool, here are a few ways you can use it: 1. Mark key passages to revisit later. You can easily identify key points and terms, such as the thesis statement or main argument, and mark these quickly so you can revisit them later. 2. Use notes to record questions about something, or to add your interpretation. Notes are a great way to contribute something to the discussion of the material. 3. Collaborate in ...

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Tips for Teachers Using Remarq® Lite image

The Remarq Lite browser extension is an easy-to-use tool to bring online note-taking collaboration to your classes and projects. Setting up a private group for the class opens up many opportunities, and having your students contribute source material, notes, and comments into the group fosters group learning and collaboration. You can use Remarq Lite to do many things: Source reading and annotation. Encourage your students to read source materials carefully and take advantage of the annotation tools. Give challenge goals for number of annotations, and to find specific passages and add thoughts via Remarq’s note-taking functions. Teach by example. Model effective reading and annotation by sharing your annotations with the group. Foster collaboration. Create an environment where students can be ...

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Remarq™ Launches “Lite” Version to Support Students, Instructors image

Remarq™, the decentralized scholarly collaboration network, has launched a Chrome browser extension to facilitate annotation, collaboration, and connection across the Web, specifically to help students and instructors be more effective in their classroom collaborations, while also extending the value of Remarq for scholarly users generally. Called Remarq™ Lite, this browser extension allows users to seamlessly integrate notes and highlights from any online source into their unified Remarq profile. It also allows users to create and join public and private groups for collaboration. The plugin is free, and available for download now. Remarq Lite works best with Chrome. It is also compatible with Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari as a bookmark users can activate (fully integrated plugins for these browsers are being developed). ...

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How Remarq™ Supports Authors image

Author support is a new strategic priority for many publishers, as open access (OA) business models move to the center, as competition for papers intensifies, and as author expectations evolve to include community connections via online services. Remarq™ helps editors and publishers support authors in a number of key and unique ways: Remarq connects readers with authors and their works by providing tools for article sharing, article following, article mark-up, and commenting Authors can use Remarq to update their articles: Announce talks related to the article or topic Point to other online sources of interest, such as related data sets and emerging news Amend the article with new, relevant citations to help readers expand their reading Remarq’s integration with ORCID helps ...

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Collaborating with Confidence image

Collaboration is a challenge for everyone. It’s difficult to focus on an issue and move forward with others in unison to find a solution or identify ideas. Successful collaboration requires a trusted environment, faith in those you’re working with, and a sense of security. While Remarq has many obvious attributes — it meets and exceeds open annotation standards, supports roles and functions scholarly publishers expect for authors, editors, and users, and features moderation, groups, updates, and live feeds, as well as an elegant, intuitive interface — what also sets Remarq apart is a secure, well-developed collaborative environment designed to instill user confidence. Users identified with their true names. Remarq validates the identities of participants and allows users to create rich ...

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Interview with Ann Okerson — From “Old School” to Big Data image

RedLink has been fortunate to work with the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) to bring RedLink Network and our Library Dashboard tool to the Zimbabwe University Librarians Consortium (ZULC) as a first step in a developing partnership.  INASP Associate, Ann Okerson, was instrumental in setting up this partnership, and we took the opportunity for a Q&A with Ann. Ann – many people are familiar with your work with the Center for Research Libraries, and know you from your role with the Liblicense-l listserv, but may not know about the path that brought you here.  Can you talk a bit about your career path, and key events or issues that led you to make some of the ...

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11 Questions About Scholarly Collaboration Solutions image

Having analyzed the market and developed a leading-edge solution, the Remarq™ team has developed a set of 11 questions publishers can ask themselves when considering how to bring scholarly collaboration to their users and sites. Questions include important issues like: Does the solution require users to use their actual identities? Does the solution allow authors, editors, and users to assert copyright over their contributions? Is the solution user-centric or content-centric? Does it provide editors and publishers with the proper control points? Does it support legal article-sharing? For the full set of questions and our informed answers, please contact us for a free copy of “11 Questions to Ask When Considering a Scholarly Collaboration Solution.”

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RedLink Network Advisory Council Member Howard Ratner image

RedLink sat down recently with Advisory Council member, Howard Ratner, for a Q&A. Please tell us a bit about yourself – where did you grow up, where and what did you study? I grew up in New York City and graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY with a BA in History. How did you enter the field of academic publishing?  What was your first role, and your path to your current position? My career began as many do in publishing: copy-editing and researching at Chelsea House Publishers — a small history book publisher. I then moved on to various book and journal production positions at John Wiley & Sons and Springer-Verlag. I became increasingly more involved in technology and ...

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Remarq™ and Commenting 2.0 image

Commenting has gotten a bad rap over the years, as many venues on social media and news sites have become breeding grounds for trolls. This has led to a belief in some corners that good commenting isn’t possible, can’t occur at scale, and that given all this, maybe scholarly publishers should just avoid it, despite examples of approaches that have worked, at least one for well more than a decade. Remarq™ brings new approaches to commenting that have been developed from lessons drawn from other successful venues, now brought to scale for the benefit of multiple communities: Commenters are qualified by education, publication, and membership criteria. Before anyone can make a public comment via Remarq, their educational, publication, and membership credentials are ...

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Remarq Goes Beyond a Product image

Joe Esposito’s 2015 Scholarly Kitchen post, “When is a Feature a Product, and a Product a Business?” resurfaced in our Twitter feed recently, and led to some interesting discussions here at RedLink. Esposito wrote: “The differences between a feature, a product, and a business are critical for any businessperson, but in the world of digital media the lines between them are often obscure. . . . [the] creative process is valuable, but it ultimately has to be married to how the new capability will be expressed in an economic context. Hence the defining question of the age: What is the business model?” These words are important for all businesses, but especially for start-ups like RedLink. Fortunately, the vision for RedLink ...

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