Archive for March, 2012

The Article — Not Quite Dead Yet

Friday, March 30th, 2012

'Yesterday morning at the UKSG in Glasgow, Cameron Neylon and Michael Mabe debated the topic: The Future of Scholarly Journals: Slow Evolution, Rapid Transformation – or Redundancy? Cameron, the newly named Director of Advocacy for PLoS (beginning this July), framed his arguments in terms of technology and design. His premise was that ...

Research Trends – Elsevier – Issue 27, March 2012

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

'This issue of Research Trends focuses on the measurement of societal impact of research. Research performance is a multi-dimensional concept. Scientific impact is always a key dimension of measurement; however, there are many other ways in which research can be useful for society. Hence, an increasing amount of researchers and ...


Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Incorporated (HERDSA) will take place in HObart from 2-5 July, 2012. "The main theme for the 2012 HERDSA International Conference is Connections in Higher Education. Conference delegates will explore the policies, research, leadership and student outcomes we should be pursuing ...

Enhancing Access to Researchers’ Papers: How Librarians and Use of Social Media Can Help

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Abstract In this talk Brian Kelly will provide evidence of successful dissemination strategies which have helped to provide significant numbers of downloads for his peer-reviewed papers. These strategies have helped to achieve the goals of: Maximising awareness of his ideas to practitioners and fellow researchers; Enhanced the numbers of citations for his ...

Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards, 2011

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

If you are: Under 40 years of age as of 1st July 2012 An Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident Currently engaged in research Why not apply for the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award? Winner gets a certificate and cash prize! More information available from the Elsevier website.

New, stronger, UK Research Councils’ policy on Open Access

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

"The UK's Research Councils have proposed a revised policy on Open Access which further clarifies RCUK's definition of OA and strengthens some of the criteria that must be satisfied. In particular, the policy commits to libre Open Access as the agreed RCUK definition, and permits an embargo ...

Updates on eresearch

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Via ANDS and CAIRSS Skills gap in e-research - Kerry Raymond – asking about identifying institutional e-research skills gaps How big is your dataset? - Doug Moncur - Looking for information from other repositories on the median and modal size of objects in data repositories USGS to terminate funding of NBII program - ...

ERA 2012 Research Evaluation Committee (REC) Membership

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Membership of ERA 2012 evaluation committee have been announced. More info at ARC

Your Academic Twidentity, or, More About Twitter and Academic Identity

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

"Here at Gradhacker, we've written about online identity and the use of Twitter before. In this post, I thought I'd tackle less of the "how to use Twitter" and move into the idea of leveraging the power of Twitter to improve your online presence and academic identity. I also ...


Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Total-impact website Uncover the invisible impact of research. Create a collection of research objects you want to track. We'll provide you a report of the total impact of this collection. You can peruse a sample report or check out the most recently shared reports.   Source: Library Intelligencer