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Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs 2018 Islamic Azad University, North Tehran

Analyzing The Scientific Interactions Of Islamic Azad University In The Field Of Humanities And Social Sciences Between 2010-2014, Zeynab Rezagholi Lalani Miss, Fatemeh Mohammadbeigi Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This studies aim is to analyze the scientific interactions of Islamic Azad University in the field of humanities and social sciences between 2010-2014.

method:This study uses a co-occurrence analysis method in scientometrics as well as social network analysis to investigate the interactions governing scientific cooperation networks in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University.

Results:the collaboration network in the field of humanities and social sciences in Islamic Azad University has the density of 0.004that Masoud Hashemi,Saeed Sadeghi and Akbar Mohammadi are the important and influential authors in collaboration network of researchers at ...


Closing The Gap? Curating Bepress Metadata For Share, Emily Stenberg, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy Robertson 2018 Washington University in St Louis

Closing The Gap? Curating Bepress Metadata For Share, Emily Stenberg, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy Robertson

Wendy C Robertson

The goal of the SHARE initiative, a partnership between the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Center for Open Science (COS), is to build a “free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle.” As of August 2017, 161 repositories and publishers have made metadata available to SHARE for harvesting, and the aggregated data set is available for searching. Many metadata providers are institutional repositories utilizing the bepress Digital Commons platform whose metadata is harvested through the OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) protocol for repository interoperability. A group of Digital Commons repository ...


Librarians' Use Of Social Media For Informal Scientific Communication In University Libraries In South-South Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae CLN, Edwin Achugbue PhD, Monday O. Ogbomo PhD 2018 WESLEY UNIVERSITY, ONDO

Librarians' Use Of Social Media For Informal Scientific Communication In University Libraries In South-South Nigeria, Omorodion Okuonghae Cln, Edwin Achugbue Phd, Monday O. Ogbomo Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the use of social media for informal scientific communication among librarians in university libraries in South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria. The descriptive survey method was used for the study. The population of the study was 284 librarians in university libraries in South-South Nigeria. 284 copies of questionnaire were administered for this study. In response, 202 copies were retrieved and found useable, thereby indicating a response rate of 71%. The data was analysed using mean and frequencies. The hypothesis was testes using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient r. The findings indicated that librarians use social media tools such ...


Scientometric Study Of Research Productivity Of Aries, Nainital, Satish Kumar 2018 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore & IIT(ISM), Dhanbad

Scientometric Study Of Research Productivity Of Aries, Nainital, Satish Kumar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper describes scientometric study of research productivity of Scientists of Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the research performance of ARIES, Nainital. For this study, the data is collected from Web of Science (WoS) bibliographical database for the period of 15 years from 2001-2015 and analyzed. 574 research paper has been published over 15 years of time in which 510 research publications are in referred journals and 64 research publications are in conferences, symposiums, bulletins etc. This paper identifies the scientists of ARIES those are active; the areas in ...


Expanding The Metadata Librarian Horizon: Reflections On The Metadata Practices In The Web And Digital Repositories, Sai Deng 2018 University of Central Florida

Expanding The Metadata Librarian Horizon: Reflections On The Metadata Practices In The Web And Digital Repositories, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

The growing amount of digital resources on the web and in libraries have been rapidly changing the ways data is organized, shared and discovered, and the Metadata Librarians’ roles and practices have been constantly reshaped under this larger environment. In light of related literature and the author’s experiences in web archiving and working with several digital repositories including CONTENTdm, Islandora, Digital Commons, DSpace and Omeka, this presentation will discuss the ongoing changes in metadata practices in various areas, such as identity management, authority control, repository design and capability, metadata, its presentation and discovery, and linked data. It will also ...


Evaluating Sources: Two Models, Terry Robertson 2018 Andrews University

Evaluating Sources: Two Models, Terry Robertson

Seminary Scholarship Symposium

How are novice researchers to evaluate library resources in a topic for which they have limited prior knowledge? Kuhlthau has described two phases in a typical student research process: exploring and documenting. This poster suggests two familiar metaphors that provide clues to evaluating library-mediated sources. During the exploration phase, the metaphor of the map is discussed. What makes for a good map? Many of these same characteristics should be present in the sources that are accessed. Typical characteristics of maps demonstrating the values of soundness and reliability that can be applied to library-mediated resources include: (a) currency, (b) credentialed authors ...


Authorship Trend And Collaborative Research In Lung Cancer: A Time Series Analysis Study, shridevi Prakash sindagi Miss, Dr Gavisiddappa Bhalappa Anandhalli Dr 2018 Akkamahadevi Women's University, Vijayapura (Formerly Karnataka State Women's University)

Authorship Trend And Collaborative Research In Lung Cancer: A Time Series Analysis Study, Shridevi Prakash Sindagi Miss, Dr Gavisiddappa Bhalappa Anandhalli Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study highlights the authorship trend and collaborative research in the area of lung cancer literature based on 93512 scholarly communications appeared in the lung cancer literature during 1997 to 2016.The study elaborates on various bibliometric components such as year wise distribution of articles, relative growth rate, doubling time, authorship pattern and collaborative coefficients. High degree of collaborative research (0.92) was found in the field of lung cancer which shows there is trend towards collaborative research. The Lotka’s distribution is well fitted and followed in the area of Lung cancer which is confirmed with K-S test. The ...


Manuscript Preparation Rules And Guidelines, February 2018, 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Manuscript Preparation Rules And Guidelines, February 2018

Insecta Mundi

Insecta Mundi is an ongoing experiment in publishing. Our goal is to produce taxonomic publications that are free for authors (no page charges) and openly accessible for users (see Skelley and Thomas 2007). To accomplish this, we require the participation of authors in the publication process. Authors are required to make their manuscripts publishable by our standards prior to submission. Authors unwilling or unable to follow the guidelines should ask friends for help or consider paying to have their article published in journals which charge for the services.

The purposes for these rules and guidelines are to ensure consistency in ...


Repository Additions, January 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, January 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For January 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For January 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Open By Default? Concept-Mapping Our Way To Open Access Consensus, Emily Carlisle, Lillian S. Rigling, Joanne Paterson, Courtney L. Waugh 2018 Western University

Open By Default? Concept-Mapping Our Way To Open Access Consensus, Emily Carlisle, Lillian S. Rigling, Joanne Paterson, Courtney L. Waugh

Western Libraries Presentations

By its nature design thinking combines creative and critical thinking that is imperative to organizing ideas and improving situations. Design thinking allows libraries to take an iterative approach to exploring a complex problem-space, and generate consensus around a potential solution, all while providing artifacts and documentation of the process. In libraries, design thinking is most commonly employed in the design of spaces or services. However, inspired by Open Access Week, we engaged these strategies to collaboratively deconstruct Western Libraries’ current policies related to open access.

We invited staff and librarians from Western Libraries and our affiliates to explore how we ...


The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape, Judy Luther 2018 Informed Strategies

The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape, Judy Luther

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Advances in technology affecting content creation and digital dissemination continue to reshape the role of academic libraries. The impact of these changes requires reimagining a strategy for the library built around digital collections–not only those acquired from publishers but the growing variety of files created in the development of scholarship and learning. Institutional Repositories (IRs) are emerging as a vehicle for new directions in how libraries can support the academic community both locally and globally.

To gain insights and gather data on IR operations, we conducted interviews, an open survey, and web research to obtain a snapshot of the ...


Mdpi Annual Report 2017, MDPI 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Mdpi Annual Report 2017, Mdpi

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Contents: Message from the CEO ● MDPI at a Glance ● Key Figures ● 19 Journals Launched in 2017 ● Preprints.org in 2017 ● Scilit in 2017 ● Sciforum in 2017 ● Institutional Open Access Program in 2017 ● OA Initiatives in 2017 ● Top MDPI Books in 2017 ● Journal Development in 2017 ● Journals Tracked for Impact Factor in 2018 ● Electronic Conferences in 2017 ● Call for Expression of Interest ● Physical Conferences in 2017 ● About MDPI ● Corporate Social Responsibility at MDPI ● Upcoming Physical Conferences in 2018 ● Collaborations with Societies ● JAMS ● Stay Connected

The year 2017 has been extremely interesting and rewarding for open access publishing and for open science ...


A Study On Positive Attitude Towards Contribution In Institutional Repository System Among The Faculty Members, Sankar P Mr, Kavitha E S Dr 2018 Sree Narayana Guru College

A Study On Positive Attitude Towards Contribution In Institutional Repository System Among The Faculty Members, Sankar P Mr, Kavitha E S Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Each educational institution will define which their potential authors are, depending on the documents that it decides to include in the repository. The study aimed to study the perception on various factors of academic parameters to deposit in the Institutional Repositories System. Majorities of the institutions had institutional repositories and three fourth of the respondents were depositing their works in their institutional repositories. The study noticed that there is a significant difference between experienced in depositing in IR and their willingness factor of advocacy, accessibility, altruistic intention and positive impact of self-archiving. It is inferred that among the professional recognition ...


Opening Academic Publishing - Development And Application Of Systematic Evaluation Criteria, Anna Björk, Juho-Matti Paavola, Teemu Ropponen, Mikael Laakso, Leo Lahti 2018 Oxford Research Oy

Opening Academic Publishing - Development And Application Of Systematic Evaluation Criteria, Anna Björk, Juho-Matti Paavola, Teemu Ropponen, Mikael Laakso, Leo Lahti

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

This report summarizes the development of a standardized scorecard for evaluating the openness of academic publishers. The assessment was completed in January 2018 as part of the Open Science and Research Initiative of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

The project complements the previous reports published by the Open Science and Research Initiative and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, which have covered (i) the openness of universities and polytechnics, (ii) the overall situation of OA publishing costs in Finland, and (iii) research organization and research funding organizations, including selected European research funders.

The project mapped and evaluated ...


2018 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Nicole Branch, Rice Majors 2018 Santa Clara University

2018 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Nicole Branch, Rice Majors

State of the Library

Agenda

Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian

  • Budget
  • Strategic Plan Accomplishments
  • Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship

Nicole Branch, Associate University Librarian for Learning and Engagement

  • Space renovations
  • Assessment highlights
  • Information literacy program

Rice Majors, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication

  • Collections philosophy
  • Collections & Access budget
  • Collections assessment initiatives
  • Highlights from Archives & Special Collections


Copyright Considerations For Digital Storytelling, Sarah A. Norris 2018 University of Central Florida

Copyright Considerations For Digital Storytelling, Sarah A. Norris

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Presentation given to ASH 4932 students on January 29, 2018.

This session covered a variety of copyright considerations when considering digital projects. This included basic aspects of copyright. It focused primarily on copyright considerations for digital historians, including examples of public domain and Creative Commons Licensed images and media that students can use practically in their projects.


Information Literacy In The Digital Age: Myths And Principles Of Digital Literacy, Bernd W. Becker 2018 San Jose State University

Information Literacy In The Digital Age: Myths And Principles Of Digital Literacy, Bernd W. Becker

Bernd W. Becker

Librarians have traditionally served as the champions of information literacy, adopting it as a core principle of the profession and creating a movement that tries to facilitate fair, equal access to knowledge and its creation. There are plenty of publications on this topic, but as the Information Age has become the Digital Age, there also needs to be a discussion of how information literacy is evolving. More specifically, librarians are now finding themselves shouldering the responsibilities of digital literacy alongside traditional approaches to information literacy, especially considering how more and more information needs can only be met via digital resources ...


Copyright Considerations For His 6165: Tools For The Digital Historian, Sarah A. Norris 2018 University of Central Florida

Copyright Considerations For His 6165: Tools For The Digital Historian, Sarah A. Norris

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Presentation given to HIS 6165 students on January 24, 2018.

This session covered a variety of copyright considerations when considering digital projects. This included basic aspects of copyright. It focused primarily on copyright considerations for digital historians, including exploring fair use, digital humanities and history projects, creative commons licenses, and other copyright-related topics.


Determining Cognitive Distance Between Publication Portfolios Of Evaluators And Evaluees In Research Evaluation: An Exploration Of Informetric Methods, A.I.M. Jakaria Rahman 2018 University of Antwerp

Determining Cognitive Distance Between Publication Portfolios Of Evaluators And Evaluees In Research Evaluation: An Exploration Of Informetric Methods, A.I.M. Jakaria Rahman

A.I.M. Jakaria Rahman

When an expert panel evaluates research groups in a discipline specific research evaluation, it is an open question how one can determine the extent to which the panel members are able to evaluate the research groups. The expertise of the panel members should be well-matched with the research groups to ensure the quality and trustworthiness of the evaluation. Panel members who are credible experts in the field are most likely to provide valuable, relevant recommendations and suggestions that should lead to improved research quality. Due to absence of methods to determine the cognitive distance between evaluators and evaluees, this doctoral ...


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