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Journal Evaluation Tool, Shilpa Rele, Marie Kennedy, Nataly Blas 2017 Loyola Marymount University

Journal Evaluation Tool, Shilpa Rele, Marie Kennedy, Nataly Blas

LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations

The changing mechanisms of scholarly publishing may make it difficult for you to determine where to publish the results of your research or creative works. In order to assist you in making the best decisions for your work, and to avoid journals that may not be credible, the William H. Hannon Library has developed a rubric for the evaluation of journals. Our focus during the development of this tool was specifically to address the concerns of our Loyola Marymount University faculty about Open Access journals, but this rubric may be applied more broadly to any kind of journal.


The Current State Of Meta-Repositories For Data, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale 2017 Washington University in St Louis

The Current State Of Meta-Repositories For Data, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale

University Libraries Publications

No abstract provided.


Book(S) Review: The Medical Library Association Guide To Data Management For Librarians And Data Management: A Practical Guide For Librarians, T. Scott Plutchak 2017 University of Alabama at Birmingham

Book(S) Review: The Medical Library Association Guide To Data Management For Librarians And Data Management: A Practical Guide For Librarians, T. Scott Plutchak

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Book reviews of:

The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians, edited by Lisa Federer, Rowman & Littlefield, Copyright 2016 by Medical Library Association ISBN 978-1-4422-6428-1

Data Management: A Practical Guide for Librarians, by Margaret E. Henderson, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017 ISBN 978-1-4422-6439-7.


A Pilot Competency Matrix For Data Management Skills: A Step Toward The Development Of Systematic Data Information Literacy Programs, Megan R. Sapp Nelson 2017 Purdue University

A Pilot Competency Matrix For Data Management Skills: A Step Toward The Development Of Systematic Data Information Literacy Programs, Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Initial work in identifying data management or data information literacy skills generally went as far as identifying a list of proposed competencies without further differentiation between those competencies, whether by discipline, complexity, or use case. This article describes a significant innovation upon existing competencies by identifying a scaffolding (built upon existing competencies) that moves students progressively from undergraduate training through post graduate coursework and research to post-doctoral work and into the early years of data stewardship. The scaffolding ties together existing research that has been completed in research data management skills and data information literacy with research into the outcomes ...


More Than A Mausoleum: The Library At The Forefront Of Digital Pedagogy, Dylan Burns 2017 Utah State University

More Than A Mausoleum: The Library At The Forefront Of Digital Pedagogy, Dylan Burns

Dylan Burns

Some of the more nostalgic set have opined about the “death” of the traditional library and how universities need to “Save the stacks.” Are we losing the traditional library to chase digital trends?

This paper will argue that the incorporation of Digital Humanities into the library is leading to an explosion of new collections adventures. If we take one definition of Digital Humanities as the presentation of humanities research through digital means as Josh Honn suggests ("Never Neutral: Critical Approaches to Digital Tools & Culture in the Humanities" [2013], 6), a shift in focus toward the Digital is providing new access ...


Personal Information Sharing Behavior Of University Students Via Online Social Networks, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique 2017 PhD Scholar at Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab, Lahore | Librarian at Government Punjab Public Library Lahore

Personal Information Sharing Behavior Of University Students Via Online Social Networks, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background With privacy concerns growing on a daily basis, it is important to understand how university students guard their personally identifiable information. Despite the students' perceived readiness and several studies on the topic, it is not fully understood what personally identifiable information university students are sharing via Online Social Networks (OSNs).

Purpose – Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the personal information sharing behavior of university students through online social networks.

Design/methodology/approach – Quantitative approach was used and a survey questionnaire was solicited to collect the data from 250 out of 712 master’s students of faculty ...


Repository Additions, January 2017, Cedarville University 2017 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, January 2017, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For January 2017, Cedarville University 2017 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For January 2017, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Scholarly Communication And The Dilemma Of Collective Action: Why Academic Journals Cost Too Much, John Wenzler 2017 California State University, East Bay

Scholarly Communication And The Dilemma Of Collective Action: Why Academic Journals Cost Too Much, John Wenzler

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Why has the rise of the Internet—which drastically reduces the cost of distributing information—coincided with drastic increases in the prices that academic libraries pay for access to scholarly journals? This study argues that libraries are trapped in a collective action dilemma as defined by economist Mancur Olson in The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups. To truly reduce their costs, librarians would have to build a shared online collection of scholarly resources jointly managed by the academic community as a whole, but individual academic institutions lack the private incentives necessary to invest in ...


What Is The University Of The Pacific Scholarly Commons And How Can It Benefit The Dental School?, Mary M. Somerville, James Wirrell, Mickel Paris 2017 University of the Pacific

What Is The University Of The Pacific Scholarly Commons And How Can It Benefit The Dental School?, Mary M. Somerville, James Wirrell, Mickel Paris

Mickel Paris

Digital repositories, also known as institutional repositories or digital commons, are rapidly becoming adopted by many universities and colleges to easily store, retrieve and disseminate scholarly objects created by faculty and students during research activities. At the McGeorge School of Law, a digital repository provides evidence of success in sharing research worldwide through open access of academic law papers. In this presentation, join the University Librarian Mary Somerville, McGeorge Assistant Dean for Library Services James Wirrell, and Pacific Health Sciences Librarian Mickel Paris as they discuss the potential of a 3 campus Pacific repository, and show how the Arthur A ...


A History Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Periodical Index, Part 3: Still A Work In Progress, Daniel Drazen 2017 Andrews University

A History Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Periodical Index, Part 3: Still A Work In Progress, Daniel Drazen

Daniel Drazen

The first two parts of the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index1 are what they claim to be. They’re histories, written with scholarship, objectivity and distance. I can claim none of this for my contribution to the history of the Index for one simple reason: I still work here. What this paper represents is a memoir rather than a history. It is about what I’ve been doing for a living for 20 years, longer than any of my predecessors. Whatever scholarship I practice will involve me racking my brain for memories as the primary source, rather than ...


Current Trends In Altmetrics, Ashley D. Lowery 2017 East Tennessee State University

Current Trends In Altmetrics, Ashley D. Lowery

Ashley D. Lowery

Lowery will provide an overview of altmetrics with a focus on the most recent developments within the field. Topics will include types of altmetrics, tools used to track altmetrics, and applications of altmetrics.


Book Review: Overcoming Information Poverty: Investigating The Role Of Public Libraries In The Twenty-First Century, Anthony Mckeown, Mary Vasudeva 2017 San Jose State University

Book Review: Overcoming Information Poverty: Investigating The Role Of Public Libraries In The Twenty-First Century, Anthony Mckeown, Mary Vasudeva

SLIS Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


E-Journals And The Big Deal: A Review Of The Literature, Cindy Sjoberg 2017 San Jose State University

E-Journals And The Big Deal: A Review Of The Literature, Cindy Sjoberg

SLIS Student Research Journal

Faced with shrinking budgets and increased subscription prices, many academic libraries are seeking ways to reduce the cost of e-journal access. A common target for cuts is the “Big Deal,” or large bundled subscription model, a term coined by Kenneth Frazier in a 2001 paper criticizing the effects of the Big Deal on the academic community. The purpose of this literature review is to examine issues related to reducing e-journal costs, including criteria for subscription retention or cancellation, decision-making strategies, impacts of cancellations, and other options for e-journal content provision. Commonly used criteria for decision-making include usage statistics, overlap analysis ...


Data Services In Academic Libraries – What Strange Beast Is This?, Amanda J. Swygart-Hobaugh M.L.S., Ph.D. 2017 Georgia State University

Data Services In Academic Libraries – What Strange Beast Is This?, Amanda J. Swygart-Hobaugh M.L.S., Ph.D.

SLIS Student Research Journal

Data services, though a longstanding specialization, is a fast-growing and in-demand niche in the academic librarian job market. That said, it is still somewhat of a mystery to many outside of a small circle in academic librarianship. This essay attempts to remedy this mystification. The author gives an overview of data services librarianship, using examples from her San José State University INFO 220-12 class, “Data Services in Libraries,” to illustrate the core aspects and activities of this specialization in academic libraries. In so doing, she elucidates how this specialization is at once a natural extension of established roles for academic ...


Expanding The Perimeter, Tamarack Hockin 2017 San Jose State University

Expanding The Perimeter, Tamarack Hockin

SLIS Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Scholarly Communication And Diversity, Charlotte Roh, Harrison W. Inefuku 2017 University of San Francisco

Scholarly Communication And Diversity, Charlotte Roh, Harrison W. Inefuku

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Conference Presentations and Posters

An overview of diversity issues in scholarly communications, this presentation looks at scholarly publishing at the intersection of academia, publishing, and librarianship and explores gatekeepers that prohibit a diversity of voices from being included in the scholarly record.


Investigating The Needs Of Agriculture Scholars: The Purdue Report For Ithaka S+R, Jane Kinkus Yatcilla, Marianne Stowell Bracke 2017 Purdue University

Investigating The Needs Of Agriculture Scholars: The Purdue Report For Ithaka S+R, Jane Kinkus Yatcilla, Marianne Stowell Bracke

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

This is Purdue's final report for the Ithaka S+R sponsored mutli-institutional study, "Investigating the Needs of Agricultural Scholars."


How Could An Open Access Scholarly Journal System Look? A Scenario Analysis, Maurits van der Graaf, Leo Waaijers 2017 Pleiade Management & Consultancy

How Could An Open Access Scholarly Journal System Look? A Scenario Analysis, Maurits Van Der Graaf, Leo Waaijers

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Ralf Schimmer’s blog “Making the moves for large scale transition toward Open Access” makes the case to achieve such a transition by means of offsetting deals. The urgency for such a transition is emphasized by the recently announced ambition of the EU to have “Open Access to scientific publications as the best option by default by 2020”i. This should be done “in a cost-effective way, without embargoes, or with as short as possible embargoes”. In this blog, we explore and analyse the scenario whereby this transition will be brought about by successful offsetting deals, meaning that ultimately all ...


Can Scientists And Their Institutions Become Their Own Open Access Publishers?, Karen Shashok 2017 Translator and Editorial Consultant, Granada, Spain

Can Scientists And Their Institutions Become Their Own Open Access Publishers?, Karen Shashok

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

This article offers a personal perspective on the current state of academic publishing, and posits that the scientific community is beset with journals that contribute little valuable knowledge, overload the community’s capacity for high-quality peer review, and waste resources. Open access publishing can offer solutions that benefit researchers and other information users, as well as institutions and funders, but commercial journal publishers have influenced open access policies and practices in ways that favor their economic interests over those of other stakeholders in knowledge creation and sharing. One way to free research from constraints on access is the diamond route ...


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