Archive for May, 2012

Creative Commons Seminar

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Please join us for a free public seminar, where Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Executive Dean, Faculty of Law, Australian Catholic University and the CC Australia team will share their experiences and explain to you: • What CC is • Who is using CC • How you can make use of CC • The advantages of applying CC licences and ...

The weakening relationship between the Impact Factor and papers’ citations in the digital age

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Abstract: Historically, papers have been physically bound to the journal in which they were published but in the electronic age papers are available individually, no longer tied to their respective journals. Hence, papers now can be read and cited based on their own merits, independently of the journal's physical availability, reputation, ...

10 Commandments of Twitter for Academics

Friday, May 25th, 2012

1. Put up an avatar. It doesn't really matter what the picture is, but the "egg picture" (the default avatar for new accounts) makes you look like a spammer. 2. Don't pick a Twitter name that is difficult to spell or remember. 3. Tweet regularly. 4. Don't ignore people who tweet ...

Intellectual Access — It Takes More Than Accessibility

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

"A good teacher is about more than information. I say this as another petition to compel open access (OA) publishing is being promoted. A very similar petition failed in March, but this one is being pushed more effectively by the OA partisans. Meanwhile, I’m reading a book that throws a bright ...

Information Literacy for Researchers

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Information Literacy Lens on the Vitae Research Development Framework using the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy: http://www.vitae.ac.uk/CMS/files/upload/Vitae_Information_Literacy_Lens_on_the_RDF_Apr_2012.pdf

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication seeks to share useful innovations, both in thought and in practice, with the aim of encouraging scholarly exchange and the subsequent benefits that are borne of scrutiny, experimentation and debate. As modes of scholarly communication, the technologies and economics of publishing and the ...

Six steps to writing a peer-review for an academic journal

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Tanya Golash-Boza writes; "At some point in your scholarly career, you likely will get asked to review an article for a journal. In this post, I explain how I usually go about doing a peer review. I imagine that each scholar has their own way of doing this, but it might ...

RLUK Re-skilling for Research – a report

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Re-skilling for Research  An investigation into the role and skills of subject and liaison librarians required to effectively support the evolving information needs of researchers.  http://www.rluk.ac.uk/files/RLUK%20Re-skilling.pdf

The verdict: Is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Eager to find out what impact blogging and social media could have on the dissemination of her work, Melissa Terras took all of her academic research, including papers that have been available online for years, to the web and found that her audience responded with a huge leap in interest ...

Can Tweets predict Citations? Metrics of Social Impact Based on Twitter and Correlation with Traditional Metrics of Scientific Impact

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Tweets can predict highly cited articles within the first 3 days of article publication. Social media activity either increases citations or reflects the underlying qualities of the article that also predict citations, but the true use of these metrics is to measure the distinct concept of social impact. Social impact ...