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September 19, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Elsevier Enhances SciVal Spotlight With Collaboration Analysis

As a rising number of institutions shift their focus toward collaborative relationships to secure funding in a more competitive research landscape, analyzing current and potential partners has become increasingly important. To address this growing need, Elsevier has now launched a new enhancement to SciVal Spotlight: an integrated collaboration analysis enabling institutional decision makers to identify and evaluate partnerships at an institutional and author level.

This new enhancement allows users to identify and assess existing and potential partner institutions related to the current research competencies. Further, it enables the evaluation of existing partnerships by combined article output among contributing institutions and displays collaboration partners in particular research strengths. Ultimately, institutional decision makers can now find or evaluate existing and potential partners by uncovering with whom they are collaborating, with whom they are sharing and not sharing competencies, and who is active within competencies but is not yet a partner.

The visual presentation of the collaboration landscape based on user selected criteria can be displayed in three ways:

  • Map: Geographical distribution of both existing and/or potential collaboration partners plotted on a world map, including an indication of the research intensity with the inquiring institution
  • Table : Ranking of both existing and potential collaboration partners based on the research intensity with the inquiring institution
  • Details: Provides an overview of publications, authors, and competencies of the partnering or candidate institution

Source: Elsevier



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