- Posted by John on July 20, 2016
The Enabling Research Collaboration event held last week in London was a great opportunity for the Overleaf team to talk to university librarians and research office staff to find out first hand what's really important to them.
Many UK librarians talked about the challenges brought on by the new Open Access legislation that requires UK universities to archive publications from their authors in their institutional pre-print repositories at the point of acceptance to a journal. That is surprisingly tricky, because the paper doesn't usually get a DOI (a digital object identifier --- like a permanent bit.ly link for a scientific paper) until it is published, which can be weeks or months after acceptance. That makes it hard to link up the initial deposit record with the final published paper, which is exactly what they have to do for the next UK research assessment. Fortunately, solutions are on the way, and we talked about how Overleaf's publisher integrations could help make this process simpler for authors and for librarians who need to meet the new compliance requirements.
We also heard from Simon Porter on "Research Data Mechanics", and our special guest Helen Josephine who flew over from Stanford to present on 'Facilitating Collaboration at Stanford University', who gives her thoughts on the day in this blog post.
And there were cupcakes! :)
- Posted on May 31, 2016
“Many bioinformaticians and biologists who use computational models have told us that they generally prefer using the LaTeX format over [Microsoft] Word. By working with Overleaf, we can offer this group of authors an alternative to Word, and this helps improve their overall experience with F1000Research.” – Michaela Torkar, Editorial Director at F1000Research
- Posted on March 2, 2016
There's no stopping them! The Nano Ninjas march on to the Super-Regionals after winning the THINK award for their engineering notebook!
- Posted by Mary Anne on February 29, 2016
We’re happy to write that we recently concluded a successful 2-day training series at Purdue University – the Graduate School! It was a fun 2 days filled with 5 different training sessions – all well attended.
We were able to discuss the benefits of Overleaf, the new Overleaf/Purdue web portal, and lots of questions from the audience!
- Posted by Shelly on February 23, 2016
Exciting news! Overleaf is now collaborating with Caltech to provide Pro accounts to all students, faculty and staff.
On Wednesday, January 27th, the Library’s Research Services department coordinated an Overleaf training as part of their instruction program for Caltech students, faculty and staff.