RedLink Extends Remarq® to Education with “Lite” Browser Plug-in image

October 24th, 2017, Westborough, MA — Remarq®, the decentralized scholarly collaboration network from RedLink®, has launched a Chrome browser extension to facilitate annotation, collaboration, and connection across the Web. This tool is designed 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 ...

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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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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 Introduces Group Conversations in New Release of Remarq® image

Enhancements significantly increase the collaborative aspects of the decentralized scholarly network 10 October 2017, Westborough, MA — RedLink is pleased to announce the latest release of Remarq®, which includes three levels of group collaboration: Private Groups – only those invited by the host are aware of the group and can participate Protected Groups – publishers can create these groups, which anyone can find and request to join Public Groups – these groups are open to anyone at any time Readers, authors, editors, and publishers all have the opportunity to create group conversations and invite members for research, classroom teaching, or other collaborative projects.  Users can share annotations, comments, images, links, and files, and discuss articles with other group members. Remarq ...

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Thinking of Charlottesville image

The events in Charlottesville this weekend and their aftermath shocked most people. We’ve been thinking of Charlottesville for many reasons, including the friends we have made there via Silverchair Information Systems and the publishers who work with them. The actions of the white supremacists, racists, and bigots in Charlottesville are intolerable and inexcusable on their face. When those actions turn into domestic terrorism through the weaponizing of an automobile, events take on an entirely new gravity. We condemn anyone who seeks to divide Americans along any lines whatsoever — racial, financial, political, or spiritual. The American dream and idea is about inclusion, tolerance, freedom from fear, and freedom from want. We send our love to the residents of Charlottesville 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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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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Star Wars, Tesla, and the Evolution of Things image

There are inflection points in the development of various technologies and media, points of departure before which things were a jumble and after which change accelerates and there’s no turning back. Take, for instance, color in cinema. It had been experimented with and dreamed about and talked about, but once The Wizard of Oz brought it to life in a memorable, mainstream, and meta manner (with the movie itself jumping from black-and-white to vibrant color inside the movie), there was no turning back. A similar moment came in the late 1970s for cinema with the release of the original Star Wars. There’s a convincing argument that you can describe people as pre-Star Wars or post-Star Wars in their expectations of special effects, ...

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RedLink Partners with Publishers Communication Group (PCG) image

RedLink seeks to accelerate its growth within the North American library market through representation by Publisher Communication Group (PCG) July 13, 2017, Westborough MA, USA, and Boston MA, USA — RedLink, providers of the Library Dashboard data analysis and visualization tool for libraries and consortia and RedLink Network for maintaining and communicating credentials with publishers, is pleased to announce an exclusive representation agreement with Publisher Communication Group (PCG), an Ingenta company, for the North American region, inclusive of the US and Canada. Launched late in 2016, Library Dashboard provides a complete, normalized overview of usage and turn-away statistics to help with collection decision-making, and offers easy to use data integration, analysis, and visualization tools.  Library Dashboard gathers data for libraries ...

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Remarq™ and Why Products Make a Difference image

With Remarq™, RedLink has introduced the first decentralized scholarly collaboration network. It is a fully realized product that incorporates article-sharing, user profiles, author and editor updates, annotations, comments, real-time alerting, and more, all in a sensible and elegant interface that works easily with any publisher’s site design. Consolidating the technology behind Remarq™ into an elegant product is important, and it takes work. It’s something that some others in the space have not taken the time to do or been able to accomplish. This results in jumbled technology stacks that can thwart engagement with complicated and disparate user experiences and barebones interfaces. Because of these shortcomings, such offerings fall short of actual engagement. Without the fit and finish of a product, ...

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