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Open Peer Review, Christine L Ferguson 2021 Murray State University

Open Peer Review, Christine L Ferguson

Faculty & Staff Research and Creative Activity

In this issue of Serials Review, the Balance Point column delves into issues surrounding peer review, paying particular attention to open peer review. Beginning with some discussion of the history and development of peer review, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of traditional peer review, the column addresses open peer review (OPR) processes and the pros and cons of OPR. Topics such as the mechanisms of open peer review, faculty credit for peer review, as well as open peer review in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field are also touched on.


Transferring A Unique Collection To The Institutional Repository, Stephen G. Krueger 2020 Dartmouth College

Transferring A Unique Collection To The Institutional Repository, Stephen G. Krueger

Dartmouth Library Staff Publications

Until fall 2020, the Computer Science department at Dartmouth College maintained an online collection of technical reports on their website. Faculty and librarians have worked together to transfer the collection to the school's institutional repository, Dartmouth Digital Commons. The project involved several major components: the creation of a space in the IR that met the specific needs of the collection, the transfer of existing materials so that the previous site could be deleted without losing any content, and the development of a workflow for adding future materials. In this presentation, the librarian responsible for the project will describe the ...


Scholars' Mine Quick Facts November 2020, Nancy S. Krost 2020 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Scholars' Mine Quick Facts November 2020, Nancy S. Krost

Scholars’ Mine Statistics

Scholars' Mine Quick Facts are monthly reports of downloads, page hits, and other information about works in the institutional repository of Missouri S&T. A map with downloads by region is also included.


Scholars' Mine Quick Facts October 2020, Nancy S. Krost 2020 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Scholars' Mine Quick Facts October 2020, Nancy S. Krost

Scholars’ Mine Statistics

Scholars' Mine Quick Facts are monthly reports of downloads, page hits, and other information about works in the institutional repository of Missouri S&T. A map with downloads by region is also included.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For November 2020, Cedarville University 2020 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For November 2020, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Repository Additions, November 2020, Cedarville University 2020 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, November 2020, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Awareness And Use Of Open Access Resources In Higher Education And Scholarly Research: Faculties Versus Students Perspectives, Abdullah- Al- Mahmud , Assistant librarian, A. K. M. Eamin Ali Akanda , Associate professor, Md. Nazmul Hasan , Associate professor, Md. Armanul Haque , Associate professor, Dilara Begum , Associate Professor 2020 Rajuk Uttara Model College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Awareness And Use Of Open Access Resources In Higher Education And Scholarly Research: Faculties Versus Students Perspectives, Abdullah- Al- Mahmud , Assistant Librarian, A. K. M. Eamin Ali Akanda , Associate Professor, Md. Nazmul Hasan , Associate Professor, Md. Armanul Haque , Associate Professor, Dilara Begum , Associate Professor

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose- The study aims to identify, and to compare the awareness and attitude of faculties and students towards Open Access Resources.

Design/methodology/approach- The study employed a mixed method research approach. A survey has been conducted among purposively selected students (52) and faculties (17) through distributing a structured questionnaire(1-5 point likert scale, and open ended).SPSS v.20 and coding method have been used for analyzing quantitative and qualitative data respectively.

Findings-Both faculties and students had positive perceptions towards OARs though faculties were more knowledgeable than students in terms of understanding on major OA concepts. Digital format ...


Bibliometric Analysis Of The Littcrit – An Indian Response To Literature, K G SUDHIER Dr., Dhanooja M N 2020 Central University of Tamil Nadu

Bibliometric Analysis Of The Littcrit – An Indian Response To Literature, K G Sudhier Dr., Dhanooja M N

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper presents a bibliometric study of the LITTCRITAn Indian Response to Literature journal for the period from 2011 to 2015 (five years). The purpose of the study is to give a gist of research output in the journal and the content of the coverage in it. The study showed that, out of the 263 published documents, the highest percentage was articles (83.65%). Among the 220 contributors, 56.64% were females and the remaining 102 males (46.36%). The study identified that most of the articles were single authored (94.55%) and the rest by joint authors (6 ...


A Study Of Public Libraries In India: Pre-Independence Period, R. K. BHATT, KANDHASAMY K 2020 University of Delhi

A Study Of Public Libraries In India: Pre-Independence Period, R. K. Bhatt, Kandhasamy K

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Public libraries are plays a vital role in the society in terms of social, cultural and economic developments. Availability of public libraries in a society directly and indirectly reflects the knowledge of the people. By examining the historical movement of public libraries in different regions, we are better equipped to identify the existing gaps in the field of libraries and thereby provide valuable directions in the establishment of new libraries. The scope of this study is to give a bird’s eye view and critical analysis of age-old public libraries which existed in pre-independence India. Further it provides a detailed ...


Scholars' Mine Reaches 5 Million Downloads, Nancy S. Krost 2020 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Scholars' Mine Reaches 5 Million Downloads, Nancy S. Krost

Scholarly Communications - Educational and Promotional Materials

On 19 Nov 2020 Scholars' Mine reached a new milestone: five million downloads. Readership in Scholars' Mine continued to be robust: the latest million downloads took place in about 7 months, compared to 11 months to 4 million and 14 months to 3 million.

The 5 millionth download was by a user in San Francisco, California: Design Recommendations for Steel Deck Floor Slabs. This publication was one of the ten most downloaded during the past seven months and is the third most downloaded all time in Scholars’ Mine.

Other highlights of Scholars' Mine are discussed.

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Elsevier Compendex 2020-2023 Iowa State Subscription Final, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Elsevier B.V. 2020 Iowa State University

Elsevier Compendex 2020-2023 Iowa State Subscription Final, Iowa State University Of Science And Technology, Elsevier B.V.

Publishing Agreements

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Undergraduates’ Perception Of Library Service Quality And Value In The 21st-Century In Southeast Nigeria: A Case Study, Obiora Kingsley Udem, Joy Iguehi Ikenwe, Ethel Chinenye Ugwuamoke 2020 Department of Library and Information Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Undergraduates’ Perception Of Library Service Quality And Value In The 21st-Century In Southeast Nigeria: A Case Study, Obiora Kingsley Udem, Joy Iguehi Ikenwe, Ethel Chinenye Ugwuamoke

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study is to explore the undergraduates’ perception of the quality and value of library services offered to them in the 21st-century in federal universities in Southeast Nigeria. Prof. Festus Aghagbo Nwako Library (PFANL) in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka was used as a case study. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. From a population of 14,196 registered regular undergraduates’ users of the library, a sample of 120 was selected through an accidental sampling technique. From 120 questionnaires distributed, 103 copies received were valid, 17 responses were either incomplete or not ...


Research Support Services Of Panjab University Library During Lockdown Period Due To Covid-19: A Survey, Suman Sumi, Jatinder Kumar 2020 Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Research Support Services Of Panjab University Library During Lockdown Period Due To Covid-19: A Survey, Suman Sumi, Jatinder Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study explores the problems and prospects of newly introduced service “RemoteXs” by the A.C. Joshi library for the faculty of Panjab University during the lockdown due to COVID-19. The paper discusses expectations and experiences of users, advantages of new research support services, challenges faced by faculty while accessing literature through RemoteXs service. An online survey was carried out; framed questionnaire was sent to 650 academicians through Whatsapp and e-mail. 148 respondents submitted their views on access and usage of e-resources through RemoteXs service of University Library. Data on most frequently used resources and documents type has been analysed ...


Repository Additions, October 2020, Cedarville University 2020 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, October 2020, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For October 2020, Cedarville University 2020 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For October 2020, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Annual Report Of The Indiana Universiy Maurer School Of Law Digital Repository, 2019/20, Richard Vaughan 2020 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Annual Report Of The Indiana Universiy Maurer School Of Law Digital Repository, 2019/20, Richard Vaughan

Digital Repository Annual Reports

A brief annual report documenting the use and growth of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Jerome Hall Law Library, Digital Repository. Includes lists of the most downloaded documents and attached Excel spreadsheets of data


A Scientometric Analysis Of Journal Of Agronomy And Crop Science (2000 -2019) Indexed In Web Of Science, ALI K. S., Ghouse Modin Nabeesab Mamdapur, Manjunath D. Kaddipujar, Manjunath B. Hadimani, Engin Senel 2020 Yenepoya (Deemed University), Mangalore, INDIA

A Scientometric Analysis Of Journal Of Agronomy And Crop Science (2000 -2019) Indexed In Web Of Science, Ali K. S., Ghouse Modin Nabeesab Mamdapur, Manjunath D. Kaddipujar, Manjunath B. Hadimani, Engin Senel

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study attempts to analyze the publication productivity of the "Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science" during the year 2000-2019. The study was based on the data extracted from the Web of Science database. The primary purpose of the study is to analyze the research contributions of the journal under review. Through this investigation, the authors have tried to know the publication trend in the field of agronomy and related areas. The analysis covers the number of articles, year-wise distribution of articles along with citations, authorship pattern, institutions/organizations with the highest contributions, and the study also gives year-wise ...


Rejuvenating Green Oa For A Greener Pasture, N V. Sathyanarayana 2020 Informatics India Ltd.

Rejuvenating Green Oa For A Greener Pasture, N V. Sathyanarayana

Charleston Library Conference

This paper is a critical sequel to John Dove’s paper titled “Maximum Dissemination: A possible model for society journals in the humanities and social sciences to support Open while retaining their subscription revenue”, presented at the Charleston Conference 2019. Dove’s OA advocacy has included both gold and green. Dove’s innovative model, which makes full use of the green route to achieve maximum dissemination of authors’ works through open repositories, suggests a switch in the functional responsibility for depositing author’s manuscript from author to publisher. The model has publishers to act as agents of the authors as ...


Mit Press Direct And University Of Michigan Press Ebook Collection: First Year Lessons Learned And Future Prospects, Emily Farrell, Lanell White, Sharla Lair 2020 MIT Press

Mit Press Direct And University Of Michigan Press Ebook Collection: First Year Lessons Learned And Future Prospects, Emily Farrell, Lanell White, Sharla Lair

Charleston Library Conference

In 2019, MIT Press and University of Michigan Press launched their own ebook collections for direct sale to libraries. Nearly a year has gone by. In that year, three basic truths have emerged and continue to guide them on this journey:

1. Establish Principles - Our principles must be our central reference point. We must innovate by taking a “values-based” approach not just a solely “value-based” selection process.

2. Embrace Exploration, Agility and Humility - We are perpetual searchers and seekers, always novices and beginners. Transformation comes from discovering the right questions more than having the right answers.

2. Take Action - We ...


Maximum Dissemination: A Possible Model For Society Journals In The Humanities And Social Sciences To Support "Open" While Retaining Their Subscription Revenue, John G. Dove 2020 Paloma & Associates

Maximum Dissemination: A Possible Model For Society Journals In The Humanities And Social Sciences To Support "Open" While Retaining Their Subscription Revenue, John G. Dove

Charleston Library Conference

It is well recognized that one of the hardest problems in the Open Access arena is how to ‘flip’ the flagship society journals in the humanities and social sciences. Their revenue from a flagship journal is critical to the scholarly society. On the one hand, it is true that the paywall which guards the subscription system from unauthorized access is marginalizing whole categories of scholars and learners. On the other hand, “flipping”to an APC based model simply marginalizes some of the same people and institutions on the authorship side. Various endowment or subsidy models of flipping create the idea ...


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