If you’ve ever been to a warehouse store on a weekend afternoon, you’ve experienced the power of the sample. In the retail world, samples are an important tool to influence potential new customers who don’t want to invest in an unknown entity. I certainly didn’t start the day with lobster dip on my shopping list […]
Given the far-reaching attention of their paper on the nature of academic blogging, Inger Mewburn and Pat Thomson find blogging is now part of a complex online ‘attention economy’ where social media can help your work travel further. But in this … Continue reading →
Academic systems rely on the existence of a supply of “outsiders” ready to forgo wages and employment security in exchange for the prospect of uncertain security, prestige, freedom and reasonably high salaries that tenured positions entail. Drawing on data from the US, … Continue reading →
Today the two particle physics theorists François Englert and Peter W. Higgs, Nobel prize in Physics for 2013, will receive their awards in Sweden.
The theorists published three papers on a new boson independently in 1964 – the first one was published by François Englert and Robert Brout, and, a month later, Peter Higgs published two additional papers. Their theories were finally confirmed on July 4th 2012 by ATLAS and CMS, the two big experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva (Switzerland).
INSPIRE – a large scale digital library for High Energy Physics – made available three Higgs discovery data sets by the ATLAS experiment a few weeks ago. One of the requirements for its publication was to make them citable, so re-use could be tracked down and the experiment receives credit for publishing them. Thanks to the CERN-DataCite collaboration each dataset got a DOI assigned, allowing the data behind to get its first citation!
Our users are very eager to share, re-use and cite more data which we are happy to support together with DataCite. The next step will be to establish a workflow that assigns DataCite DOIs to data integrated from the HepData platform. So watch out for more INSPIREHEP.DATA DOIs, we are just getting started!
Patricia Herterich, Neli Ivanova and Sunje Dallmeier-Tiessen
Following to Patrick’s post on DMPonline development, we would like to share with you the results from usability testing carried out last month on the beta version.read more
The number of citations an article receives is often used as an indicator of impact but there are many instances where this metric fails to capture the wider results of how ideas are distributed. Adele Wolfson and Megan Brooks look particularly at … Continue reading →