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Five Questions to Ask about Effectively Managing Data

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Colleges and universities have been collecting massive amounts of data for decades. This information is often analyzed by institutions for making recommendations to campus personnel, generating institutional reports and analytics, and enabling collaboration. For these reasons, effective management of data collection is a […]

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The Value of a Library’s Role with Electronic Faculty Evaluation Systems

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here.   More and more colleges and universities are exploring the idea of switching from spreadsheets to an electronic system for managing its faculty activity reporting and evaluation processes. These electronic systems have many benefits associated with them since they are specifically designed for […]

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Ten Practical Tips for Improving Your Academic Writing

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. The thought of writing an academic paper makes many working in the field of academics uncomfortable, even if they are considered an expert about their field. They often do not know how to get started with writing an academic paper, and are naturally concerned […]

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The Importance of a Closer Partnership Between Academic Researchers and IT

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here.   A closer partnership between academic researchers and IT teams is becoming integral to the success of academic research. Researchers hold a pivotal role at universities, as the impact of their efforts are indispensable. The advancements in technology, health, and all fields of […]

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Google Scholar: A Starting Point for Academic Research

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Google has built an ecosystem that many consider indispensable, and its most commonly used aspect is the search engine. However, using the search engine for research purposes is a bit of a gamble. Finding credible sources can be difficult, especially with the large […]

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A New Format for Researchers

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. One of the most crucial aspects of the research process is the collaboration between researchers. PDF has been the go-to format for researchers since it’s inception; however, ResearchGate.net, a web-based social networking solution, is innovating upon the tried and true format. Both Adobe […]

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ORCID’s Solution to Name Ambiguity in Academic Research

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. There is a level of uncertainty that comes when searching through research paper author lists. Distinguishing whether or not you are looking at the right “John Smith” can often times become problematic. Because the world is more interconnected than ever, the likelihood of […]

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Top Five Social Networking Tools for Supporting Academic Research

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. The process of completing an academic paper can be a long and arduous one. While it’s not impossible to do it alone, it can be impractical. There will be times when you will want other individuals (i.e. professors, researchers, etc.) to assist you […]

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Preparing for External Tenure Evaluations

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. Though the decline of tenure-track positions in academia has been widely publicized, the promise of tenure remains a highly motivating factor for new faculty members at colleges and universities. As part of the tenure-review process, many institutions require feedback from an external evaluator — […]

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Top Tips for Getting Published in an Academic Journal

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Content originally published on data180.com. Learn more about Interfolio’s acquisition of Data180 here. If you have ever considered writing for an academic journal, then you are aware of how competitive it is to get published. With editors having varied expectations to the structure of your paper, to determining the best way for responding to reviewer feedback, […]

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