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From the growing acceptance for open access to more collaborative opportunities, the dynamics of academic publishing are truly changing in various ways. While we have previously explained how startups and open access publishers play vital roles in these changes, it is also crucial to understand the impact on academic libraries. With scholarly collaboration on the rise, the role of academic libraries becomes more essential than ever. Partnering for Digital Education Digital education is on the rise. With ebooks and online courses becoming increasingly common and necessary, academic libraries are now also accommodating the shift to digital. As a result, librarians are now emphasizing digital education in their long-term strategies. For 2015, it is widely expected that librarians will further accommodate ...

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Future Science Group, one of the most progressive publishers committed to medical research, has selected RedLink, a leading provider of business intelligence to scholarly publishers, to access online reports and personalized data analytics, for their journals. RedLink and Future Science Group will be working closely in spotting opportunities, increasing sales, and committing to breakthrough research. Founded in 2001, Future Science Group is highly regarded in the scholarly publishing industry for a detailed, variety of publications as well as affordable content with high standards. Known for their research having a futuristic outlook, Future Science Group is committed to breakthrough research in biotechnology, science, and medicine. Their portfolio also includes two imprints, Future Science and Future Medicine. The RedLink Team is excited ...

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Those closely following the news and developments on business intelligence are clearly aware of its benefits.  From effective results such as spotting opportunities and increasing revenue, experts have been constantly emphasizing the use of business intelligence. However, it is also important to acknowledge that simply using business intelligence does not lead to profits and accomplishing goals. Consider how students often purchase reference books and study guides to achieve their desired results on exams. Simply having access to reference books and study guides will only be effective if supplemented by attending lectures and doing the actual readings for the course.  Similarly, having access to business intelligence is not enough.  It must be supplemented by a variety of factors in order to ...

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Academic Publishing in 2015 (part 2) image

In our previous blog, we brought up emerging trends in academic publishing. Here are some other trends to expect in 2015! Rise of Data Analytics Data analytics is becoming a greater necessity in nearly every industry.  In order for publishers to spot opportunities and grow further, data analytics is becoming a common source to accomplish such goals. The fact that publishers are buying analytics startups further reflects its increasing importance. In 2015, expect even more publishers to utilize data. Global Digital Library Emerging We have all heard of academic publishing going digital. Top players in scholarly publishing are making transitions to accommodate the rising preference for digital journals.  As journals become more expensive and librarians deal with budget cuts, the ...

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The Data Defense Standard Learn how RedLink helped Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) quickly respond to a customer’s inquiry. Having problems with the circulation of your publication? Can’t leverage a competitive marketing edge due to hiccups in your distribution framework? The case study of Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) will tell you how real world challenges can be tackled with awesome intelligence tools! CSP is the publisher of NRC Research Press journals and various workflow components of their 13 client journals. However, when CSP was informed by a big pharmaceutical client about a decline in the usage for two of its three titles – which the client attributed to a diminution in its own research staff, CSP felt something was wrong. This ...

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Scholarly Publishing is Becoming a Data-Oriented Industry image

Scholarly publishing has been an industry which has often been associated with terms such as ‘old school’ or ‘traditional’.  However, with recent developments within the industry over the past couple of years, people making such assumptions should absolutely reconsider. Academic publishing has been adapting for new digital platforms, concepts such as open access are gaining more acceptance, opportunities for growth are rapidly increasing, and social media networking is becoming a norm in the industry.  All of these changes are accompanied with the need for data.  Without the proper use of data, adapting to the trends of scholarly publishing is simply impossible and becoming data-oriented has simply become a necessity to become successful in the industry. 1. Cost Efficiency As academic ...

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