Tips for Teachers Using Remarq® Lite image

The Remarq Lite browser extension is an easy-to-use tool to bring online note-taking collaboration to your classes and projects. Setting up a private group for the class opens up many opportunities, and having your students contribute source material, notes, and comments into the group fosters group learning and collaboration. You can use Remarq Lite to do many things: Source reading and annotation. Encourage your students to read source materials carefully and take advantage of the annotation tools. Give challenge goals for number of annotations, and to find specific passages and add thoughts via Remarq’s note-taking functions. Teach by example. Model effective reading and annotation by sharing your annotations with the group. Foster collaboration. Create an environment where students can be ...

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Remarq® Launches “Lite” Version to Support Students, Instructors image

Remarq®, the decentralized scholarly collaboration network, has launched a Chrome browser extension to facilitate annotation, collaboration, and connection across the Web, specifically to help students and instructors be more effective in their classroom collaborations, while also extending the value of Remarq for scholarly users generally. Called Remarq® Lite, this browser extension allows users to seamlessly integrate notes and highlights from any online source into their unified Remarq profile. It also allows users to create and join public and private groups for collaboration. The plugin is free, and available for download now. Remarq Lite works best with Chrome. It is also compatible with Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari as a bookmark users can activate (fully integrated plugins for these browsers are being developed). ...

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RedLink’s Library Dashboard Named Best New Product/Service for 2017 image

October 23rd, 2017, Westborough, MA – RedLink’s Library Dashboard, which helps librarians and institutions by providing a complete, normalized overview of usage and turn-away statistics, has been named “Best New Product/Service” in the 2017 Charleston Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards. As noted in the award announcement: “The Redlink Library Dashboard collects and standardizes COUNTER and non-COUNTER use statistics from publishers and vendors and displays the information in a single interface with robust charts, cost metrics and discipline-level analytics. The analytics and presentation. . . sets a new bar for functionality.” The awards are selected by the editorial board of The Charleston Advisor, which comprises senior librarians from a range of universities and consortia, alongside representatives from related associations and publications. “It’s a definite honor to ...

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Get Going with Group Conversations in Remarq® image

Remarq’s new Groups features take scholarly collaboration to a whole new level. Users can create free Public or Private groups. Publishers get the added benefit of creating Protected groups, which users can ask to join. Groups can be used to support a number of tasks, collaborations, or initiatives. Here are a few ideas: PRIVATE GROUP IDEA: A work, study, or project group. Invite your colleagues at work or school into a private Remarq group, where you can use Remarq® Lite and Remarq® on publisher sites to collaborate on documents, textual passages, images, math formulae, video, and more. PRIVATE GROUP IDEA: An expert panel of collaborators. Whether an editorial board, guideline workgroup, study team, or committee, Remarq private groups can provide you with a ...

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RedLink Announces Integration with ORCID in Latest Release of Remarq® image

Partnership enables one-step integration of the ORCID and the Remarq user profile. 6 September 2017, Westborough, MA — RedLink and ORCID are pleased to announce an integration that will provide seamless pre-population of profiles in Remarq® when users sign into Remarq with their ORCID credentials. Remarq is a collaboration tool offering annotation, commenting, author updates, editorial updates, professional connections, and article sharing, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record.  Remarq provides a powerful and smoothly integrated set of tools that support authors, editors, and users. By supporting engagement on the version of record. ORCID provides identifiers for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities. These identifiers enable transparent and trustworthy connections ...

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Annual Reviews adds Remarq® across its collection of 47 journals image

Remarq, the newly launched editorial engagement and researcher collaboration tool from RedLink, is now live across the complete Annual Reviews journal collection. August 29, 2017, Westborough MA, USA – RedLink is pleased to announce the launch of Remarq® on the complete collection of 47 journals from nonprofit publisher Annual Reviews. Remarq is a new tool for the publishing community offering annotation, commenting, article sharing, and collaboration, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq keeps researchers and readers engaged by providing a powerful and smoothly integrated set of tools that support authors, editors, and readers. By facilitating informed conversation on the version of record, Remarq offers the opportunity to leverage author interaction, including providing additional information, ...

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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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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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Sci-Hub Has Papers. Are You Keeping Your Users? image

The recent pre-print about scholarly materials available via Sci-Hub (https://peerj.com/preprints/3100/) reveals that most scholarly and scientific publishers have suffered what may be irreparable damage to their stores of intellectual capital. That said, their users remain loyal and remain engaged with their brands — for now. The game has clearly shifted, from protecting content to protecting user loyalty. If publishers can do that well, they could make Sci-Hub a toothless threat. Remarq™ is built to increase engagement on the publisher’s Version of Record. It does this by encouraging collaboration, fostering engagement with a trusted brand and its emissaries (editors, authors, publishing personnel), supporting legal article-sharing, and making it easy to connect with colleagues. Studies have shown that despite this wide availability of ...

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