Collaborating with Confidence image

Collaboration is a challenge for everyone. It’s difficult to focus on an issue and move forward with others in unison to find a solution or identify ideas. Successful collaboration requires a trusted environment, faith in those you’re working with, and a sense of security. While Remarq has many obvious attributes — it meets and exceeds open annotation standards, supports roles and functions scholarly publishers expect for authors, editors, and users, and features moderation, groups, updates, and live feeds, as well as an elegant, intuitive interface — what also sets Remarq apart is a secure, well-developed collaborative environment designed to instill user confidence. Users identified with their true names. Remarq validates the identities of participants and allows users to create rich ...

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Interview with Ann Okerson — From “Old School” to Big Data image

RedLink has been fortunate to work with the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) to bring RedLink Network and our Library Dashboard tool to the Zimbabwe University Librarians Consortium (ZULC) as a first step in a developing partnership.  INASP Associate, Ann Okerson, was instrumental in setting up this partnership, and we took the opportunity for a Q&A with Ann. Ann – many people are familiar with your work with the Center for Research Libraries, and know you from your role with the Liblicense-l listserv, but may not know about the path that brought you here.  Can you talk a bit about your career path, and key events or issues that led you to make some of the ...

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11 Questions About Scholarly Collaboration Solutions image

Having analyzed the market and developed a leading-edge solution, the Remarq™ team has developed a set of 11 questions publishers can ask themselves when considering how to bring scholarly collaboration to their users and sites. Questions include important issues like: Does the solution require users to use their actual identities? Does the solution allow authors, editors, and users to assert copyright over their contributions? Is the solution user-centric or content-centric? Does it provide editors and publishers with the proper control points? Does it support legal article-sharing? For the full set of questions and our informed answers, please contact us for a free copy of “11 Questions to Ask When Considering a Scholarly Collaboration Solution.”

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RedLink Network Advisory Council Member Howard Ratner image

RedLink sat down recently with Advisory Council member, Howard Ratner, for a Q&A. Please tell us a bit about yourself – where did you grow up, where and what did you study? I grew up in New York City and graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY with a BA in History. How did you enter the field of academic publishing?  What was your first role, and your path to your current position? My career began as many do in publishing: copy-editing and researching at Chelsea House Publishers — a small history book publisher. I then moved on to various book and journal production positions at John Wiley & Sons and Springer-Verlag. I became increasingly more involved in technology and ...

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Remarq™ and Commenting 2.0 image

Commenting has gotten a bad rap over the years, as many venues on social media and news sites have become breeding grounds for trolls. This has led to a belief in some corners that good commenting isn’t possible, can’t occur at scale, and that given all this, maybe scholarly publishers should just avoid it, despite examples of approaches that have worked, at least one for well more than a decade. Remarq™ brings new approaches to commenting that have been developed from lessons drawn from other successful venues, now brought to scale for the benefit of multiple communities: Commenters are qualified by education, publication, and membership criteria. Before anyone can make a public comment via Remarq, their educational, publication, and membership credentials are ...

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Remarq Goes Beyond a Product image

Joe Esposito’s 2015 Scholarly Kitchen post, “When is a Feature a Product, and a Product a Business?” resurfaced in our Twitter feed recently, and led to some interesting discussions here at RedLink. Esposito wrote: “The differences between a feature, a product, and a business are critical for any businessperson, but in the world of digital media the lines between them are often obscure. . . . [the] creative process is valuable, but it ultimately has to be married to how the new capability will be expressed in an economic context. Hence the defining question of the age: What is the business model?” These words are important for all businesses, but especially for start-ups like RedLink. Fortunately, the vision for RedLink ...

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Thinking About Lead Generation? image

Before we know it, the budgeting and forecasting season will be here and publishing industry marketers will be thinking about lead generation. If generating leads for new institutional subscriptions is an important facet of your marketing program, how do you decide how best to spend your marketing budget?  The marketing channels you use for promotion probably include the following that require marketing spend: Conference attendance/exhibits Direct Mail Online Advertising (display banner ads) Print Advertising Telemarketing/Telesales campaigns As marketers, we are often asked to provide metrics about the return on our marketing investment (ROI).  For many marketers, measuring the contribution that a particular campaign or tactic has on revenue is the most important metric. If measuring ROI is difficult, is it ...

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Remarq — Decentralized Scholarly Collaboration image

Remarq goes beyond annotations to create an entire system of engagement around journal articles, with levels of engagement that users can use as they see fit: Private engagement with content – highlighting and private annotations Semi-private engagement – article-sharing, following articles, polls, profiles Public engagement – qualified comments, post-publication reviews, and author and editor updates This approach, which is essentially “decentralized social,” provides a combination of features that David Worlock described succinctly in a recent blog post: “Remarq . . . enable[s] any publisher to create community around annotated discussion and turn it into scholarly exchange and collaboration.” Publishers and users are familiar with the downsides of centralized social media — algorithms that litter feeds with misinformation or distractions; social networks ...

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Remarq — The Power of the Profile image

Remarq goes beyond annotations to create an entire system of engagement around journal articles, with levels of engagement that users can use as they see fit: Private engagement with content – highlighting and private annotations Semi-private engagement – article-sharing, following articles, polls, profiles Public engagement – qualified comments, post-publication reviews, and author and editor updates This combination of features delivers what David Worlock described succinctly in a recent blog post after he saw Remarq demonstrated at the recent UKSG Meeting in Harrogate, UK: “Remarq . . . enable[s] any publisher to create community around annotated discussion and turn it into scholarly exchange and collaboration.” A major component of exchange and collaboration is the ability for users to find one another ...

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RedLink Announces Testing Partnership Agreement with Canadian Science Publishing for Remarq™ Across a Number of Journals image

RedLink is working with Canadian Science Publishing as it develops Remarq, a new editorial engagement tool for publishers. RedLink is pleased to announce a testing partnership with Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) for Remarq™, a new tool for publishers offering annotation, commenting, article sharing, and collaboration, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq™ keeps researchers and readers on publisher-branded sites by providing a powerful and smoothly integrated set of tools that support authors, editors, and users. Initially, Remarq™ is focused on article-level tools, such as private annotation, public comments, article sharing, and a basic user profile. “Remarq solves a number of problems at once for editors, authors, publishers, and readers,” said Kent Anderson, CEO, RedLink. “Best ...

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