Archive for June, 2011

ETD2011 – 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

ETD2011: Call for Participation ETD2011 - 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations 13-17 September 2011 Cape Town, South Africa http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011 === Overview ETD2011 is the latest in a series of international conferences of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). The expected audience will include advocates, practitioners, researchers and students working in ...

Faculty Senate adopts Open Access Resolution: Goal is to promote broad dissemination of research, discoveries

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Source: Washington University in St.Louis Newsroom 'The Washington University in St. Louis Faculty Senate at its meeting this past May adopted an Open Access Resolution that encourages faculty members to make their scholarly and creative works freely available online. The resolution also includes a recommendation for University Libraries ...

2011 ACU Competitive Research Symposium – Finals

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The following was received as per email from Prof. Thomas Martin - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) I have great pleasure in announcing the three winners of the 2011 ACU Competitive Research Symposium Finals. Winner Professor Sandy Middleton Faculty of Health Sciences Professor Middleton's study into Acute Stroke Care has made discoveries which could vastly advance patient ...

No Fees Required: Opening Access to University Content

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Source: The Idaho Librarian: A Publication of the Idaho Library Association, Vol 61, No 1 (2011) Authors: Julia Stringfellow & Michelle Armstrong 'Abstract This article shares information from a presentation at the 2011 Southwest Idaho Library Association Regional Conference, which explored increased access to university collections and scholarship and the great ...

A smoother path awaits academics

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Source: The Australian, Higher Education 'RESEARCHERS submitting evidence of their performance in academic journals will find their paths smoother in the second round of the sector-wide quality audit, according to Australian Research Council chief exectuive Margaret Sheil. In a presentation to senior academics, Professor Sheil revisited the recent decision to ...

Getting published: what academics need to know

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Source: Guardian.co.uk professional higher education network 'Peer-to-peer sharing helped Charlotte Frost land a book deal. She gives her top tips for going from PhD to getting published. Publishing is an extremely competitive market but by sharing her experiences online Charlotte was able to interest from an academic publisher.' Photograph: ...

Rankings can’t measure this century’s research

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Source: The Australian 'AT Tsinghua University's centenary in Beijing in April this year, Yale president Richard Levin staked his university's reputation before a distinguished audience, including Chinese President Hu Jintao, when he said: "The fate of the planet depends on our ability . . . to solve ...

Open Access Global Map

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Source: InTechWeb Blog 'In November last year, the Open Access Map was presented as an emerging measuring tool for Open Access as a standalone discipline which is experiencing dramatic growth. On June, 23, at the OAI7 conference on Innovation in Scholarly Communication, Alma Swan from OASIS announced the launching of Open Access ...

Arts & Humanities Journal Rankings

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Source: the guardian 'European academics are outraged by a new attempt to categorise arts and humanities journals. When new lists categorising European arts and humanities journals were first published in 2007, UK academics were – to put in politely – incensed. We want "no part" in such a "dangerous ...

Libraries of the Future

Friday, June 24th, 2011

'The issue facing academic and research libraries today is what should their role be in the changing academic and technological landscape. Scenario planning allows such challenges to be addressed. It is a way of systematically dealing with uncertainty to inform long-term strategic decisions. The Academic Libraries of the ...