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Weekly News Digest

November 16, 2023 — 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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Digital Science Unveils the 2023 State of Open Data Report

Digital Science, Figshare, and Springer Nature published the eighth annual The State of Open Data report, which provides the results of a survey of more than 6,000 researchers around the world. It discusses “key evidence of the persisting challenges associated with open data sharing as well as the potential impact of future technologies.”

Nearly “three quarters of surveyed researchers overwhelmingly said they are still not getting the support they need to share their data openly. Such data highlights the increased need for greater community collaboration and tools to support researchers in the move to sustainable open science practices,” the press release states.

Other findings include the following:

  • 60% of respondents believe that they receive too little credit for sharing their data. …
  • [T]here was a general consensus in favor of a national mandate for open research data (64%), with respondents from India and Germany displaying higher levels of support (both 71%) compared to other countries.
  • [W]hile almost half of respondents were aware of generative AI tools for data collection, processing, and metadata creation, most are not yet using them.

For more information, read the press release.

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