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Weekly News Digest

January 30, 2020 — 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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COVID-19 NEWS: Elsevier Introduces Coronavirus Resource

Elsevier developed the Novel Coronavirus Information Center, a free resource that offers the most current clinical research on the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV. This service can be used by healthcare professionals, medical researchers, and the public and offers information in both English and Mandarin. 

The information center incorporates content from Elsevier’s medical journals, textbooks, clinical experts, and information solutions, as well as resources from other information providers and major health organizations. It also offers resources designed specifically for patients and their families. It will be continuously updated with the latest research and evidence-based information.

For more information, read the press release.

ProQuest Unveils New Text and Data Mining Solution

ProQuest announced the Q2 2020 launch of TDM Studio, a service that streamlines text and data mining from end to end. Users will be able to create a content set in hours as opposed to the months that the process currently takes. In addition, TDM Studio will allow researchers to use their preferred content, methods, and tools and to collaborate on projects inside and outside their university.

Users will have access to a collection of current and historical ProQuest content for text and data mining and will also be able to incorporate content from other sources. Librarians will be able to use TDM Studio to leverage their existing content, which will provide more ways to collaborate with research teams and enrich teaching and learning.

For more information, read the press release.

Digital Science Adds Datasets to Dimensions Database

Digital Science upgraded its Dimensions database by incorporating more than 1.4 million datasets as a new content type. All users are able to access the datasets, including those with the free version of Dimensions.

According to the press release, “Data will be sourced from and include datasets uploaded on figshare, as well as from other repositories such as Dryad, Zenodo, Pangea, and Figshare hosted repositories including ACS [American Chemical Society] and NIH [National Institutes of Health]. Datasets are defined as items shared on repositories which are categorised as datasets—this excludes e.g. preprints, posters, images, and software. The datasets will be updated daily and more repositories will be added following the initial release. They will become the sixth content type added to Dimensions after grants, publications, citations, alternative metrics, clinical trials and patents.”

For more information, read the press release.

Gale Releases New Women's Studies Archive Content

Gale debuted Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision, the second installment of its Women’s Studies Archive series. This new resource focuses on the evolution of feminism in the 19th and 20th centuries and spans the years 1780–2000.

Voice and Vision offers collections that concentrate only on female authors as well as magazines and journals written, illustrated, and published by women. It features topics such as the abolition of slavery, alcohol and temperance movements, pacifism and political activism, domestic service, education, health and hygiene, divorce, social reform, and more.

For more information, read the press release.

Future of Privacy Forum Publishes White Paper on Privacy Risks and Solutions

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released “Privacy 2020: 10 Privacy Risks and 10 Privacy Enhancing Technologies to Watch in the Next Decade,” a white paper to help corporate officers, nonprofit leaders, and policymakers understand privacy risks and ways to counteract them in the 2020s. It lists 10 technologies that will likely produce difficult data-protection challenges in the next 10 years and 10 developments—in general use, soon to be in general use, or emerging—that companies can and will be able to use to enhance privacy and manage data responsibly.

For more information, read the announcement.

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