Archive for May, 2013

A mandate for Open Access: The University of Liège (ULg) and ULg Library

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The University of Liège has an exemplary Open Access mandate. It inspired a unique collaboration among researchers, university management and library. In this guest post, François Renaville, systems librarian at the ULg Library, explains how. ULg's institutional repository ORBi is indexed in Primo Central. For more information about institutional repositories ...

ACU now subscribes to Book Citation Index in Web of Knowledge

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Books traditionally have not been covered in database citation-tracking tools such as Web of Science and Scopus but that is starting to change.  In the last two years Thomson Reuters, producers of Web of Science, have added two Book Citation Indexes to their journal citation-tracking databases.  ACU now subscribes to ...

Citation Index

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

A citation index is an index of citations between publications, allowing the user to easily discern which later documents cite which earlier documents. The first citation indices were legal citators such as Shepard's Citations (1873). In 1960, Eugene Garfield's Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) introduced the first citation index for papers ...

“Walking in quicksand ­ keeping up with copyright agreements”

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

As any repository manager will tell you, one of the biggest headaches for providing open access to research materials is complying with publisher agreements. Most publishers will allow some form of an article published in their journals to be made open access. There is a very useful site that helps people ...

Invitation: Open Access and Research Conference 2013

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is hosting the Open Access and Research Conference 2013, in Brisbane from 31 October to 1 November. The adoption of national and institutional open access mandates in recent years is evidence of the global transition towards more broad-reaching, efficient and inclusive systems of scholarly communication. The ...

Free-for-all – Open-access scientific publishing is gaining ground

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

At the beginning of April, Research Councils UK, a conduit through which the government transmits taxpayers’ money to academic researchers, changed the rules on how the results of studies it pays for are made public. From now on they will have to be published in journals that make them available ...

Australasian Research Management Society Events 2013

Monday, May 6th, 2013

ARC/NHMRC Research Administrators’ Seminar in association with ARMS The ARC and NHMRC, in association with ARMS, will again be conducting a Research Administrators’ Seminar in November 2013. The seminar is to be held in Canberra on 25 and 26 November 2013. The venue for both days is the National Convention Centre, 31 ...