This paper takes a look at the methods and technologies librarians can adopt to effectively teach research skills in an environment of exponentially rising research output, increased use of mobile devices, and less available time for focused research.
We outline some of the most pressing challenges for librarians teaching research skills today, and present an overview of tools and technologies emerging to solve these problems.
Extract from: Managing the Publication Explosion
With the number of new scientific papers published each year now exceeding 2.5 million, the task for researchers and students needing to draw from this ever-deepening well of knowledge can be overwhelming.
For librarians, the challenge is helping their students navigate the ever-expanding pool of research to find the information that will be most useful to them – a task that’s demanding ever more sophisticated research tools and methods.
Researchers use Scholarcy to identify and verify the key findings and sources from research papers. Publishers and aggregators use the Scholarcy API to create rich XML metadata from documents in any format, and to support the publishing process from manuscript submission and appraisal, to review, publication, and promotion.
University communications teams use Scholarcy to generate lay summaries from complex articles to promote their research output across social media. Our technology also transforms PDF documents into responsive summary flashcards, which users can save, share and annotate on any device.
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