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Tweet If you thought last month’s mission ‘selfie’ from a distance of 50 km from Comet 67P/C-G was impressive, then prepare to be wowed some more: this one was taken from less than half that distance, at just 18 km from the centre of the comet, or about 16 km from the surface. This latest image was taken by the CIVA imaging system on board Rosetta’s lander Philae, on 7 October. It captures the side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of its 14 metr...
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New blog post on the positive effects on reputation and citations that open data can bring. Share it if you like it :-)
Using the right tools to store and make your research data available can increase reputation and citations. Read more in this blog post
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New blog post on SwetsBlog looking at article processing charges for paid open access publication. The post looks at the rapid growth in the number of articles that require micropayments, the acceleration of paid #OA papers in the UK following the Finch Report and subsequent RCUK mandate, and the role of libraries in managing these multiple payments.
Open access has implications on the library, including managing article processing charges (APCs). We explore the issues in this post.
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Excellent new business for Swets supplying UK Houses of Parliament with all their journals.
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Writing a new blog post on the dissolution of the library collection into micro-collections built by patron-driven demand and curated by each individual researcher/student. Discovery becomes key; semantic search and linked content become essential.

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Tweet With the last week spent at about 20 km from 67P/C-G, the decision has now been made to go to just 10 km. A series of manoeuvres will reduce Rosetta’s distance from its current 18.6 km orbit (taking 7 days) to an intermediate orbit approximately 18.6 x 9.8 km (with a period of about 5 days). From there the orbit will be circularised at about 9.8 km radius, with a period of approximately 66 hours on 15 October, and the mission will enter the...
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Find out about selection management for libraries with our new whitepaper. Free for everyone to download - click below
Fill in your details below to download your copy. Free Whitepaper on Evidence-Based Library Collection Management. Title*. --Please Select --, Mr. Mrs./Ms. First Name*. Last Name*. Company*. Email Address*. Language*. --Please Select --, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch ...
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New infographic from Swets on selection management metrics, to help libraries use available data sources to make more evidence-based materials decisions for their collections. 
Free selection management infographic for libraries and librarians. Download a copy to help you with Collection Management.
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For Open Access Week 2013, we explore the need for consistent and standardized metadata for open access journal articles, why it is needed and what developments are already underway.
This post for Open Access Week looks at metadata for open access content, and efforts to standardize and its benefits
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Looking for a copy of this to share with a digital curation class, can no longer retrieve from swetsblog or internet archive, can you send along? Thanks.
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We are pleased to announce a new service for libraries, dealing with the complexity and administrative issue of managing article-processing charges (APCs) for open access articles. You can find out more about this service here:
http://www.swets.com/open-access-services
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New post on SwetsBlog - the first in a 2-parter looks at the background reasons for implementing an eBooks patron-driven acquisition policy for collection development. Let us know what you think in the comments section. Do you use PDA for eBook collection building?
Patron-driven acquisition for eBooks can benefits the library collection. and increase ROI. Find out why in this blog post from SwetsBlog.
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