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Avoiding Predatory Publishers, Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, Lisa A. Palmer 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Avoiding Predatory Publishers, Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, Lisa A. Palmer

Library Publications and Presentations

Blog post to AEA365, a blog sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.


Pathways To Open Access, University of California Libraries 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Pathways To Open Access, University Of California Libraries

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

Pursuant to the University of California (UC) Council of University Librarian’s (CoUL)1 3 August 2017 charge, this Pathways to OA Working Group2 has identified the current universe of Open Access (OA) approaches, and has analyzed the suite of strategies available for effectuating those approaches. Each approach described within this Pathways document offers unique and, in some cases, overlapping challenges, opportunities, and room for experimentation. The strategies examined here create space and freedom for the campuses to pursue both individualized and connected paths toward a large-scale transition to OA—though as we highlight below, collective action on implementing the ...


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 ...


Poster Competitions: Teaching Effective Scholarly Communication, Michael C. Goates, Gregory M. Nelson, Megan Frost, Jed Johnston 2018 Brigham Young University

Poster Competitions: Teaching Effective Scholarly Communication, Michael C. Goates, Gregory M. Nelson, Megan Frost, Jed Johnston

All Faculty Publications

BACKGROUND: Scholarly communication is at the heart of science. Poster sessions are a time honored method of presenting research results in a visually appealing, concise format. However, designing scientific posters that are both informative and easy to navigate can be a daunting task, even for the most experienced researcher. What role does the academic library play to help students learn the artful skill of conveying complex scientific results in a clear and succinct poster presentation? METHODS: Librarians from Brigham Young University sponsored a research poster competition for undergraduate students in the life sciences. As part of the competition, poster judges ...


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 ...


Perceived Influence Of Planning And Leading On Staff Performance In Colleges Of Education Libraries In Lagos State, Nigeria, Maria Edeole Ilori Mrs, Oyintola Isiaka Amusa Dr 2018 Micheal Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe, Nigeria

Perceived Influence Of Planning And Leading On Staff Performance In Colleges Of Education Libraries In Lagos State, Nigeria, Maria Edeole Ilori Mrs, Oyintola Isiaka Amusa Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Planning and leading are important tools for the success of every organization, academic libraries inclusive. This study attempts to investigate the perceived influence of planning and leading on staff performance in colleges of education in Lagos State. The study had three research questions. The study population consisted of all the 49 library personnel professionals, Paraprofessionals and library assistants from the two colleges of education in Lagos state. A structured questionnaire was used to gather data from the respondents which were analyzed by inferential statistics. The study analysis revealed that planning has a positive influence on library staff performance and there ...


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 ...


Of Maps And Courtrooms: Evaluating Information Sources, Terry Robertson 2018 Andrews University

Of Maps And Courtrooms: Evaluating Information Sources, 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 ...


Scholarly Productivity And Impact Metrics Roundup, Rebecca Reznik-Zellen 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Scholarly Productivity And Impact Metrics Roundup, Rebecca Reznik-Zellen

Library Publications and Presentations

Blog post to AEA365, a blog sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.


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 ...


Use Of Research By Librarians And Information Professionals, Hamid R. Jamali 2018 Charles Sturt University

Use Of Research By Librarians And Information Professionals, Hamid R. Jamali

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study’s aim is twofold: first to determine the extent to which Australian library and information professionals produce research literature (specifically journal articles); and second to explore the status of the use of research literature by library and information science (LIS) practitioners as evidence for their practice. All articles published in the field of LIS in 2015 by Australian authors were analysed and seven interviews were conducted with Australian librarians. Out of 152 articles published in 2015 by Australian authors, 37 articles (20.3%) were authored by at least one practitioner, 29 articles (15.9%) were fully authored by ...


Repository Additions, January 2018, Cedarville University 2018 Cedarville University

Repository Additions, January 2018, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

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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

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Lasting Experiences: Taking Galleries From Glass Cases To Online Access Repositories, Joseph J. Shankweiler, Todd J. Seguin 2018 Western Kentucky University

Lasting Experiences: Taking Galleries From Glass Cases To Online Access Repositories, Joseph J. Shankweiler, Todd J. Seguin

DLTS Faculty Publications

This chapter outlines the process of creating a permanent online presence from a curated gallery exhibition. Creating an open access version of the exhibition on an institution’s repository preserves the experience for the future and extends its engagement to a growing online community of students, interested community members, and others beyond campus. Through the use of video and audio, as well as images and documents, we strive to create an equally engaging experience for those who are unable to attend the original installation in person. The permanent online exhibit thus extends learning opportunities and preserves important scholarly work that ...


Scholarworks Usage Report, 01-2018, Maura Valentino 2018 Central Washington University

Scholarworks Usage Report, 01-2018, Maura Valentino

ScholarWorks Reports

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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 ...


The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape, Judy Luther 2018 Informed Strategies

The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape, Judy Luther

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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

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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 ...


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