High North Research Documents has been updated and there is a huge increase in number of indexed records, now more than 968 500, of which 191 300 are research data records. Check it out!
There will be a presentation at the Polar Libraries Colloquy in Rovaniemi, on the service High North Research Documents (HNRD), and our plans to enhance and revitalize the service. The presentation will be held by Leif Longva, Academic Librarian at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Monday June 11, 2018. The presentation will give a status of the HNRD service, and also present the plans for a pilot project to investigate how to enhance and improve the service.
UiT The Arctic University of Norway is devoted to research on and development of the Arctic. Developing and running a discovery service on scholarly literature and research data with relevance to the High North and the Arctic is thus falling nicely in line with this. And the UiT and its management has been backing our HNRD service, and is also backing our plan to now run a pilot project in order to revitalize the service. The pilot project will be a cooperation between Norwegian Polar Institute and UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
Our pilot project will survey possible cooperating partners world wide. Interested institutions, who work within the thematic scope of the Arctic, are hereby invited to contact us, so we can start discussing how we may cooperate in order to develop a best possible service, to the benefit of all scholars as well as others who have interests in the Arctic.
Please give us feedback on where we should draw the borderline for High North Research Documents.
We need to draw a geographic borderline, to define what is meant by the High North. Documents related to areas, and topics of relevance to areas north of the line, are included in the database. We are currently using a slightly modified borderline definition from The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) – one of five Working Groups of the Arctic Council. However, we have received feedback from Canada advising us to draw our borderline farther south. And we may need to adjust the line for other regions as well.
We therefore invite you to have a closer look at the map with the current High North borderline (click on the map to get a large image), and give us feedback including arguments for adjustments you want us to implement.
The last update added 5 000 more records to High North Research Documents. Included in this number is for the first time the manually approved records from the control list (see blog post of 20. July 2012). High North Research Documents offers now 156 193 records.
High North Research Documents extracts all relevant documents through a simple but intelligent text mining algorithm. The extraction process is mostly done automatically, but does also involve a manual control.
Our last update resulted in 151 085 automatically extracted records and 5158 we will have to manually control for high North relevance. This work is now in progress and the accepted records will be included in our September update. A preliminary result shows an acceptance rate of 33 %.
Last update resulted in 151 085 records in High North Research Documents. The records were all automatically extracted due to relevance within the thematic scope of the high North, based on a total of 33,6 million records from BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine.
High North Research Documents: Your Source for Research Documents on the North. Longva, Leif; Høydalsvik, Stein, Polar Libraries Bulletin, issue 68, Spring 2012, p. 7-9
This will be our news channel for High North Research Documents. Here we will share with you system updates and information about loading of new data, our plans for new and improved functions and our efforts to further improve our extracting algorithm so that it better identifies relevant documents