Saint-Raymond, Lea and Antoine Courtin. “Enriching and Cutting: How to Visualize Networks Thanks to Linked Open Data Platforms..” Artl@s Bulletin 6, no. 3 (2017): Article 7.


Networks are developing very quickly in the social sciences, and they are beginning to emerge in art history. This paper explores the making of network visualizations, from the building of the dataset to the analysis of results. Starting from an initial corpus regarding the Parisian auction sales for modern paintings, we developed a methodology to enrich it, thanks to linked open data platforms and technologies for realigning datasets. We then call into question the visualization of networks. Although it brings about an overview of the market and allows a very close reading, the best is the enemy of the good: too much information and too many nodes may represent a handicap, hence the need for both cutting networks and combining them with other modes of visualization.

Pivot to… SEO?

If anybody said to you 18 months ago that Facebook would take a backseat to search you might have laughed. Guess what, that’s now become the reality according to data. finds that Google sent more traffic to publisher pages than its duopoly foil Facebook in 2017. In fact, Facebook sent 25 percent less than it had in 2016. I don’t think I need to tell you that’s significant, but I feel I should reinforce that it is. Google, on the other hand, sent 17 percent more traffic to publishers in 2017. Again, this is also significant because it flips the narrative in terms of where publishers should be focusing their amplification strategies.

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Calling for all promising media startups!

Every year the Global Editor’s Network rewards the best startups that address various newsroom challenges through dynamic and innovative products and services

Fotokite pitching at the GEN Summit in 2015. Picture: Global Editor’s Network

The Global Editors Network, in partnership with, is running the seventh edition of Startups for News, an international competition that rewards early-stage startups working on high-impact and daring solutions for the news industry. Continue reading “Calling for all promising media startups!”

Looking at the future of science communication in Germany

Tatyana Dubich was one of the organisers of this year’s N2 Science Communication Conference that took place last month to encourage science communication among early career researchers in Germany. In this guest blog, she gives us a round-up of some of the discussions that took place during the conference.

How could we improve science communication? If you were to ask a scientist, a journalist or an artist, you would most likely get completely different answers from each. All of them, however, would probably agree that efficient science communication is crucial. The N2  Science Communication Conference in Berlin brought together 160 participants that included scientists, journalists and artists in order to discuss and learn from each other. The N2 organizational board aimed to actively involve doctoral researchers and provide them with a set of effective tools to increase the impact of the scientific message. Continue reading “Looking at the future of science communication in Germany”

Kudos celebrates latest associations to sign up to its services

For immediate release, December 12th, 2017 –– Kudos (, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced the latest associations to sign up for its service. The breadth of organizations represented demonstrates the growing range of regions and communities in which Kudos is being recognized as a “must have” tool for managing research dissemination and impact.

  Celebrating a century of academic excellence in accounting research and education, the American Accounting Association publishes 17 world-class scholarly journals, such as The Accounting ReviewAccounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education. “We are excited to partner with Kudos to maximize the impact of the work of our scholars and to support our researchers as they disseminate articles and measure the results. As publishing undergoes continued disaggregation, Kudos will be invaluable in tracking the success of research promotion across several channels of communication and in building content strategies for our global research community,” says Susan Rockwell, Director, Publications & Content Strategy at American Accounting Association.
  The American Meteorological Society publishes books, monographs and eleven peer-reviewed journals in the atmospheric, oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Ken Heideman, Director of Publications for the American Meteorological Society, says, “We are pleased to provide Kudos as a service to our authors.  Our primary mission is to disseminate the highest-quality research results expeditiously. The Kudos platform goes a step further by enabling our authors to maximize the impact and visibility of their work and expand readership for and understanding of their papers.”
  The American Psychiatric Association publishes books, journals, and online products designed to advance the science of psychiatry and all mental health professions.
  The Institution of Civil Engineers publishes a wide range of books and journals sharing expert advice, ground-breaking research and best practice in civil engineering and construction. Mike Cookson, General Manager of ICE Publishing, the publishing division of the Institution of Civil Engineers, says, “We are very pleased to be able to provide our authors with a dynamic new platform to publicize their research. By our partnering with Kudos, ICE Publishing authors can now benefit from a communications network with a proven ability to increase the visibility, understanding, and impact of their work.”

If you’d like to join the growing list of publishers, societies and institutions working with Kudos to better amplify, support and learn from researchers’ communications around their work, please contact us.

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About Kudos
Over 185,000 researchers have signed up to use Kudos’ free platform for managing communications around their publications – across multiple publishers and tools. They explain work in plain language and generate trackable links for sharing via email, web and social networks; these enable communications to be directly mapped against views, downloads, altmetrics and citations. Kudos thereby provides researchers, and their publishers and institutions, with a rich understanding of which channels and activities are most effective for broadening reach and impact. Kudos has over 100 publisher, institutional, society and corporate customers around the world. Recent analysis of Kudos data indicates that growth in full text downloads on the publisher site is 23% higher when the Kudos toolkit is used. Kudos won the 2015 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing and has been named in Outsell’s “Ten to Watch” for three consecutive years; Outsell recently assigned a “positive” rating to Kudos’ new “shareable PDF, describing it as a “a pragmatic solution to a key industry issue”.

About the American Accounting Association
Founded in 1916, the American Accounting Association is the largest community of accountants in academia. Shaping the future of accounting through teaching and research, the AAA has a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge publications and a global network of thought leaders in accounting.

About the American Meteorological Society
Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic sciences. Our more than 13,000 members include scientists, researchers, educators, broadcast meteorologists, students, weather enthusiasts, and other professionals in the fields of weather, water, and climate.

American Psychiatric Association Publishing
American Psychiatric Association Publishing is the world’s premier publisher of books, journals, and multimedia on psychiatry, mental health and behavioral science. We offer authoritative, up-to-date and affordable information geared toward psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, psychiatric residents, medical students and the general public.

About ICE
The Institution of Civil Engineers is an international membership organisation that promotes and advances civil engineering around the world. ICE is a professional qualifying body; a provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence; and, through its publishing and conference programmes, a centre for the exchange of specialist knowledge for academics, researchers, and practitioners.
ICE Publishing
ICE Publishing, the publishing division of the Institution of Civil Engineers, is a leading provider of information in the fields of civil engineering, construction, and materials science. ICE Publishing produces a wide range of publications that disseminate best practice, expert advice, and ground-breaking research. ICE Virtual Library ( is the exclusive online content platform for ICE Publishing.

What is a great Product Strategy, really?

If software is eating the world, fueled by data, then the product manager defines its course with a product strategy. But what is a great product strategy, really?

After having spent years building products, and recently led the buildup of one of the largest product & tech organizations in Norway, people often ask me what product management is and what defines a great product strategy.

Here is my beta-attempt to give clarity to the ambiguous case of product strategy. I know it has flaws and would love your input on how to improve it! Continue reading “What is a great Product Strategy, really?”

How the BBC is using voice assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home

Next year, the BBC will pair editorial staffers with its software engineers to figure out what content experience people want from voice-enabled devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home in order to inform new interactive editorial formats that are technically feasible.

“We will do some experiments together,” said Mukul Devichand, editorial lead for BBC Voice. “We are keen to understand what it means to natively publish in this platform — no one has cracked it yet.” Continue reading “How the BBC is using voice assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home”

Viewpoint: Platforms are the new context that matter

Barry Lowenthal is president of The Media Kitchen.

I’ve always believed context counts. It helps consumers understand why one brand is different from another. When a brand chooses a particular environment, it’s an indication of the brand’s values and beliefs. If a brand advertises in Vogue, it says the brand is very fashionable. It says a lot about a brand if they decide to run on Rush Limbaugh’s show, et cetera. But context is changing, partly because where we consume media and the media format most brands use has changed, namely, to video on platforms like Facebook. Continue reading “Viewpoint: Platforms are the new context that matter”

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