Archive for November, 2011

What Is Publishing? A Report from THATCamp Publishing

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

'How is academic publishing adapting to the Internet? This October, I took part in THATCamp Publishing in Baltimore, an “unconference” that explored some pressing new questions, such as Who should publish digital scholarly research? Should digital academic research be published by the university press, or the university library? How should the process of ...

GLOBAL: Scholarly publishing should be free

Monday, November 28th, 2011

'Can we save scholarly publishing? Yes we can, but it sure takes an optimist to believe it. Let's just take, as a case study, one of the many tasks scholarly publishing fails miserably at: allowing scientists to stay on top of the scientific discoveries in their particular ...

JISC and UK Research Councils to build a robust repository infrastructure for the future

Friday, November 25th, 2011

'Tracking the UK’s research outputs will become easier in the future thanks to JISC and Research Councils UK (RCUK) working together to utilise their expertise. Over the coming months a piece of work called the RIO Extension project will take place, to scope the issues and requirements from ...

Google Scholar Citations is now open to everyone. It shows great promise as a free, reliable way to track and compare academic impact over time

Friday, November 25th, 2011

'Google is once again making progress in organising the world’s information, this time by systematising the way scholarly citations are noted. Professor Patrick Dunleavy creates his Google Scholar profile and finds the process intuitive, helpful, and a welcome alternative to traditional measures of academic influence.' Read More         Source: LSE

As scholars undertake a great migration to online publishing, altmetrics stands to provide an academic measurement of twitter and other online activity

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

'In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee created the Web as a tool for scholarly communication at CERN. In the two decades since, his creation has gone on to transform practically every enterprise imaginable, except somehow, scholarly communication.  Here, instead, we lurch ponderously through the time-sanctified dance of dissemination, ...

Information handling in collaborative research: an exploration of five case studies

Monday, November 21st, 2011

'This new report looks at how researchers access, use and disseminate information in collaborations between higher education and business, public and third sector partners. The case studies focus on the behaviours and needs of researchers working on both sides of collaborations between higher education institutions and an ...

Google Scholar Opens Up Its Citations

Monday, November 21st, 2011

'Anyone can now track his or her citations via Google Scholar. The free citation service is “a simple way for authors to compute their citation metrics and track them over time,” the company said in an announcement yesterday on the Google Scholar blog. Google announced a limited-release test ...

Benefits to the Private Sector of Open Access to Higher Education and Scholarly Research

Friday, November 18th, 2011

'Benefits to the Private Sector of Open Access to Higher Education and Scholarly Research A Research report to JISC and the Open Access Implementation Group, from HOST Policy Research by Dr David Parsons, Dick Willis and Dr Jane Holland (August 2011) A report into the benefits open access brings to ...

IP free to a good home

Friday, November 18th, 2011

'UNSW is going to give access to intellectual property away. The Australian has been on this story for a week and rightly so because this is a big deal for the way universities can work with entrepreneurs and perhaps become part of a trend towards open access ...

Google Scholar Citations Open To All

Friday, November 18th, 2011

'A few months ago, we introduced a limited release of Google Scholar Citations, a simple way for authors to compute their citation metrics and track them over time. Today, we’re delighted to make this service available to everyone! Click here and follow the instructions to get started. Here’s ...