Trinity College Dublin: New research project to lay foundations for next generation of Old and Middle English scholarship

Trinity College Dublin: New research project to lay foundations for next generation of Old and Middle English scholarship. “Entitled ‘Searobend: Linked Metadata for English-Language Texts, 1000-1300’, the project will use techniques from computer science to link fifteen major resources for the study of English texts from the High Middle Ages (c. 1000-1300).”

TechCrunch: Twitter allows more researchers to access platform data

TechCrunch: Twitter allows more researchers to access platform data. “Earlier this year, Twitter launched the Twitter Moderation Research Consortium (TMRC), a group of experts from across academia, civil society, nongovernmental organizations and journalism dedicated to studying Twitter’s platform governance issues. Previously, membership in the TMRC was limited to select trusted partners, but Twitter today began offering all researchers the chance to apply.”

WIRED: Trans Researchers Want Google Scholar to Stop Deadnaming Them

WIRED: Trans Researchers Want Google Scholar to Stop Deadnaming Them. “[Tess] Tanenbaum is one of many academics that have urged Google in recent years to give people more agency over how their names appear on its service. She and other critics of Google Scholar say it subjects trans academics and researchers to deadnaming, the unwelcome and even traumatic mention of a transgender person’s name from before they transitioned.”

Notre Dame News: Gender-diverse teams produce more novel, higher-impact scientific discoveries, study shows

Notre Dame News: Gender-diverse teams produce more novel, higher-impact scientific discoveries, study shows. “New research from the University of Notre Dame examines about 6.6 million papers published across the medical sciences since 2000 and reveals that a team’s gender balance is an under-recognized, yet powerful indicator of novel and impactful scientific discoveries.”

Nature: How to find, read and organize papers

Nature: How to find, read and organize papers. “I was in the first year of my PhD programme, having just joined my thesis laboratory. It was an important period of transition: I was working out what project I would focus on for the next five years, and knew that success would require a strong intellectual foundation. I spent long hours poring over papers, determined to master the literature in my research area. Yet despite good intentions, my efforts fell flat, due in large part to inefficiency.”

Inside Climate News: Rediscovered Reports From 19th-Century Environmental Volunteers Advance the Research of Today’s Citizen Scientists in New York

Inside Climate News: Rediscovered Reports From 19th-Century Environmental Volunteers Advance the Research of Today’s Citizen Scientists in New York. “After unearthing 200-year-old seasonal observations from across New York, a team of researchers found a window into the past of the state’s natural landscapes, and a key to understanding its future.”

Google Scholar Blog: 2022 Scholar Metrics Released

Google Scholar Blog: 2022 Scholar Metrics Released. “Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we are releasing the 2022 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2017–2021 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of June 2022.”

“Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World,” Brown Library’s Digital Publications Initiative’s Second Born-Digital Scholarly Monograph, Published by Stanford University Press (Brown University)

Brown University: “Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World,” Brown Library’s Digital Publications Initiative’s Second Born-Digital Scholarly Monograph, Published by Stanford University Press. “Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World, by Professor of Italian Studies Massimo Riva, explores popular forms of entertainment used in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to transport viewers to a new world, foreshadowing present-day virtual, augmented, and extended reality experiences (VR, AR, XR). Published by Stanford University Press, Shadow Plays examines themes of virtual travel, social surveillance, and utopian imagination through six case histories and eight interactive simulations.”

Concordia University: Women are making strides in artificial intelligence but are still underrepresented, according to new Concordia research

Concordia University: Women are making strides in artificial intelligence but are still underrepresented, according to new Concordia research. “Overall, the study shows, the number of women working in AI has increased since the beginning of the century, but in terms of percentage makeup, representation has remained roughly constant at around 27 per cent. However, a noticeable increase in female-male and female-female collaboration is encouraging, write the researchers.”

South China Morning Post: China’s largest academic paper database CNKI opens some services to individuals after Beijing’s antitrust probe

South China Morning Post: China’s largest academic paper database CNKI opens some services to individuals after Beijing’s antitrust probe. “China’s top academic paper database is opening some services to individual users such as students and academic professionals a month after its outsized influence over digital academic resources brought it under antitrust scrutiny.”