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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Sci-Hub Has Papers. Are You Keeping Your Users? image

The recent pre-print about scholarly materials available via Sci-Hub (https://peerj.com/preprints/3100/) reveals that most scholarly and scientific publishers have suffered what may be irreparable damage to their stores of intellectual capital. That said, their users remain loyal and remain engaged with their brands — for now. The game has clearly shifted, from protecting content to protecting user loyalty. If publishers can do that well, they could make Sci-Hub a toothless threat. Remarq™ is built to increase engagement on the publisher’s Version of Record. It does this by encouraging collaboration, fostering engagement with a trusted brand and its emissaries (editors, authors, publishing personnel), supporting legal article-sharing, and making it easy to connect with colleagues. Studies have shown that despite this wide availability of ...

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Star Wars, Tesla, and the Evolution of Things image

There are inflection points in the development of various technologies and media, points of departure before which things were a jumble and after which change accelerates and there’s no turning back. Take, for instance, color in cinema. It had been experimented with and dreamed about and talked about, but once The Wizard of Oz brought it to life in a memorable, mainstream, and meta manner (with the movie itself jumping from black-and-white to vibrant color inside the movie), there was no turning back. A similar moment came in the late 1970s for cinema with the release of the original Star Wars. There’s a convincing argument that you can describe people as pre-Star Wars or post-Star Wars in their expectations of special effects, ...

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SiteLeads™ Continues to Impress image

Running a technology company, I’m both enthusiastic and skeptical when it comes to what technology can do. There are many who over-promise, yet there are many who deliver beyond what people initially expect. So, when a product like SiteLeads™ launches, I watch that transition from theory to practice carefully. Does it work as planned? Is it generating truly useful leads for publishers? Would I use it if I were the customer? Could I rely upon the underlying approach and technology? Happily, SiteLeads™ continues to exceed expectations in every test we throw at it, which means with every customer utilizing it. That’s where the rubber meets the road, where proof meets pudding. Because the SiteLeads™ technology derives its recommendations from what I call “ground truth” ...

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Opportunity Costs and Data Availability image

At RedLink, we speak to librarians and publishers every day about how they use data to make decisions and strategic choices. A common thread is that using data is difficult and time-consuming work, so it’s not something that’s normally part of their workflow. Getting data can require filing a request with IT or an analytics person, areas that are commonly over-committed. This leads to a lot of waiting. Worse, the red tape many face makes people reluctant to ask for data, since they know their coworkers are inundated with requests and the process is a burden. They want to spare themselves and their colleagues the stress of one more task. For publishers who work with sales agents, data access challenges can lead ...

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How Netflix Knew “House of Cards” Was Worth $100 Million image

The recent book, “Streaming, Sharing, Stealing” by Michael Smith and Rahul Tenang outlines the effects of technology on the media space. A good review of the book can be found on the Scholarly Kitchen. One of the early stories in the book outlines the value of data in making decisions. Producers were shopping an American version of a British show called, House of Cards. The show would star Kevin Spacey, be directed by David Fincher, and be adapted by award-winning screenwriters. Networks balked. They didn’t think political dramas sold anymore. They wanted a multi-million-dollar pilot to be made before making any commitment. Even the stellar names associated with the project didn’t change their tune. The show was on the rocks. ...

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ISPG Publishers Adopt RedLink’s Publisher Dashboard image

Westborough, MA (September 7, 2016) — Twenty-two scientific, technology, and medical (STM) publishers participating in ISPG – a membership group of highly prestigious society publishers – have voted to adopt RedLink’s Publisher Dashboard as its business intelligence solution for institutional sales growth and retention, through 2018. ISPG publishers represent 64 journals and 3 eBook series. Publishers adopting RedLink’s Publisher Dashboard include: American Society of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) American Society of Nutrition (ASN) American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) Bioscientifica Company of Biologists ...

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