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Publisher Support For Self-Archiving: Laudatory Or Predatory?, Denise Troll Covey 2012 Carnegie Mellon University

Publisher Support For Self-Archiving: Laudatory Or Predatory?, Denise Troll Covey

Denise Troll Covey

Most publishers with self-archiving policies in the SHERPA RoMEO database allow authors to deposit their articles in a repository or post them to a website – supporting the green route to open access. Nevertheless, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) enthusiastically endorsed legislation proposed and defeated twice in the United States to prohibit federal agencies from mandating repository deposits of articles reporting on research they funded. The AAP also endorsed the Finch Report issued in the United Kingdom. The Report denigrated repository deposits and elevated open access publishing – the gold route to open access – as the preferred path to expand public ...


A Review Of The Open Access Concept In The Uae, Judith Mavodza 2012 Zayed University

A Review Of The Open Access Concept In The Uae, Judith Mavodza

Judith Mavodza Dr.

The paper finds that the UAE open access initiatives may be the beginning of advances towards encouraging contributing to OA peer‐reviewed article publication for enabling knowledge creation. The OA initiative appears to be a harbinger of things to come particularly at UAE institutions of higher learning where most of the academic research happens. For librarians, the time has come to be involved with the creation of institutional repositories as their roles evolve.


Developing A Librarian Liaison Role To Support The Nursing Research Councils At Inova, Kerry Dhakal, Melinda Byrns, Lois Culler, Mary Ann Friesen 2012 Inova Health System

Developing A Librarian Liaison Role To Support The Nursing Research Councils At Inova, Kerry Dhakal, Melinda Byrns, Lois Culler, Mary Ann Friesen

Kerry Dhakal, MAA, MLS, AHIP

Objective: To develop a librarian liaison role for the Inova Health System’s Nursing Research Councils. In addition, the project aims to establish and improve connections with all nurses conducting research at Inova facilities.

Methods: Through a process of needs assessment, collaboration on research activities, outreach, teaching activities, and promotion this project promoted awareness and usage of library services by members of the nursing research councils. The librarian liaison works directly with each of the six nursing research councils to inform them of the library’s services and resources specific to their needs and goals. The project highlights and publicizes ...


Research Output Of Indian Universities: Observations And Key Issues, Preeti Mahajan, Suresh Chauhan 2012 Panjab University

Research Output Of Indian Universities: Observations And Key Issues, Preeti Mahajan, Suresh Chauhan

Suresh K Chauhan

No abstract provided.


Research Productivity Of Teaching Faculty Members In Nigerian Federal Universities: An Investigative Study, Olatokunbo OKIKI 2012 University of Lagos, Nigeria

Research Productivity Of Teaching Faculty Members In Nigerian Federal Universities: An Investigative Study, Olatokunbo Okiki

Olatokunbo C OKIKI

This study assessed the level of research productivity of teaching faculty members in Nigerian federal universities. The findings of the study show that the research productivity of the teaching faculty members in Nigerian federal universities is high in journal publications, technical reports, conference papers, working papers, and occasional papers. The research productivity is higher in Northeast (M=22.53; SD=25.73), and Southwest (M=21.74; SD=87.28), and North Central (M=20.69; SD=31.24) Nigeria. Also, the mean score of information resources availability (M=2.41; SD=0.90) indicates that information resources are readily ...


Availability Of Information Resources For Research Output: Perception Of Academic Staff Members In Nigerian Federal Universities, Olatokunbo OKIKI 2012 University of Lagos, Nigeria

Availability Of Information Resources For Research Output: Perception Of Academic Staff Members In Nigerian Federal Universities, Olatokunbo Okiki

Olatokunbo C OKIKI

The volume of information resources potentially available in the globe is massive; hence it becomes necessary to examine available information resources for academics research activity in the academia. This study, therefore, examined the perception of academics on availability of information resources for research productivity in federal universities in Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. The Multistage sampling technique was used to select 1,057 academic staff members from twelve federal universities in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. The categories of academic staff covered in the study were from professorial cadre to graduate assistant. The instruments used for data ...


A Critical Analysis Of The Serials Crisis In Scholarly Publishing: A Gramscian Perspective, Paul St-Pierre 2012 Western University

A Critical Analysis Of The Serials Crisis In Scholarly Publishing: A Gramscian Perspective, Paul St-Pierre

Paul G. St-Pierre

This paper examines the LIS literature pertaining to the serials crisis, evaluating its dominant theoretical perspective. It then explores the problem using the theoretical lens of the Marxist writer Antonio Gramsci in an attempt to obtain a deeper critical understanding of the power dynamics that exist in the arena of scholarly publishing. A program of research is outlined with examples of several issues that could be further explored from a Gramscian perspective.


Library Consortia In India With Special Reference To Ugc-Infonet Digital Library Consortium, Suresh Chauhan 2012 Selected Works

Library Consortia In India With Special Reference To Ugc-Infonet Digital Library Consortium, Suresh Chauhan

Suresh K Chauhan

No abstract provided.


Developing A Financially Sustainable Business Model For Library Resources And Technical Services (Lrts), The Official Journal Of Alcts, Yasmeen Shorish, Sara Arnold-Garza, Regina Gong, Nathan Hall 2012 Towson University

Developing A Financially Sustainable Business Model For Library Resources And Technical Services (Lrts), The Official Journal Of Alcts, Yasmeen Shorish, Sara Arnold-Garza, Regina Gong, Nathan Hall

Yasmeen Shorish

The Board of Directors of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) tasked a sub-group of the American Library Association Emerging Leaders 2013 cohort with investigating different pricing and business models as well as the potential impact on membership of ceasing print production of the journal Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), and the impact of advertising on revenue. Based on its findings, the team drafted a report that will be presented to the LRTS Editorial Board and the ALCTS Board of Directors at ALA Annual 2013. This poster is a brief overview of the key points from the ...


Access Tools And Services To Open Access: Doar, Roar, Sherpa-Romeo, Sparc And Doaj., Helen Nneka Okpala (nee Eke) Mrs 2012 University of Nigeria,Nsukka

Access Tools And Services To Open Access: Doar, Roar, Sherpa-Romeo, Sparc And Doaj., Helen Nneka Okpala (Nee Eke) Mrs

Helen Nneka Eke-Okpala

The paper captures the concept and background of Open Access (Open Access) as well as the gains. Librarians as information gatekeepers are enjoined to register in the advocacy of OA in a bid to promote scholarly communication and also aid in the building of institutional repositories. Self-archiving (green access) and Open Access Journals (gold access) as proposed by the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) are unleashed. The paper further brings up some of the access tools and services to open access as reflected in the topic. The paper concludes by capturing the ongoing call for open access movement by librarians ...


Three Presentations At The Boston Conference That Taught Me New Approaches, Immigration And Naturalization Service Citizen Records: Beyond The Basics, James Gross 2012 Drexel University

Three Presentations At The Boston Conference That Taught Me New Approaches, Immigration And Naturalization Service Citizen Records: Beyond The Basics, James Gross

James Gross

Brief review of a talk by staff employee, Mr. Wilske, of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service. Lecture was held during the annual Jewish Genealogy Conference held in Boston, Mass.


Asian Top Universities In Six World University Rankings, Mahmood Khosrowjerdi 2012 Allameh Tabataba'i University, IRAN

Asian Top Universities In Six World University Rankings, Mahmood Khosrowjerdi

Mahmood Khosrowjerdi

There are a variety of ranking systems for universities throughout the different continents of the world. The majority of the world ranking systems have paid special attention toward evaluation of universities and higher education institutions at the national and international level. This paper tries to study the similarities and status of top Asian universities in the list of top 200 universities by these world ranking systems. Findings show that there are some parallelisms among these international rankings. For example it was found some correlations between QS-Webometrics rankings (R= 0.78); QS-THE rankings (R= 0.53); and Shanghai-HEEACT rankings (R= 0 ...


The Ranking Of Iranian Universities Based On An Improved Technique, Mohammad Reza Ghane, Zahra Azizkhani, Mahmood Khosrowjerdi 2012 Allameh Tabataba'i University, IRAN

The Ranking Of Iranian Universities Based On An Improved Technique, Mohammad Reza Ghane, Zahra Azizkhani, Mahmood Khosrowjerdi

Mahmood Khosrowjerdi

Current competitive environment has forced higher education authorities to rank the scientific performance of their universities. The results of the university rankings have been used in strategic planning of research affairs. Focal point behind the university ranking is the methodological issues. Previous university rankings have relied on the conventional methods that are accompanied by some drawbacks. Therefore, the present study aims to evaluate Iranian universities based on the Crown indicator. The performance of fourteen Iranian universities was evaluated based on the data gathered from Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database. Results of the world university rankings do not indicate the true ...


The Librarian/Lecturer: Successful Course Development Based On Km Principles, Stuart Basefsky 2012 Cornell University

The Librarian/Lecturer: Successful Course Development Based On Km Principles, Stuart Basefsky

Stuart Basefsky

This presentation focuses on a highly successful and award winning course taught by a librarian/lecturer. It was specifically designed to serve the knowledge needs and aspirations of students, faculty, companies, publishers and the educational institution to which all these parties are connected. The unique manner in which the KM needs of the parties are met by establishing synergies is highlighted as well as how it is assessed.


Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish 2012 James Madison University

Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish

Libraries

This article describes the fundamental challenges to data curation, how these challenges may be compounded for smaller institutions, and how data management is an essential and manageable component of data curation. Data curation is often discussed within the confines of large research universities. As a result, master's and baccalaureate institutions may be left with the impression that they cannot engage with data curation. However, by proactively engaging with faculty, libraries of all sizes can build closer relationships and help educate faculty on data documentation and organizational best practices. This article describes experiences from one master's comprehensive institution as ...


Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish 2012 James Madison University

Data Curation Is For Everyone! The Case For Master's And Baccalaureate Institutional Engagement With Data Curation, Yasmeen Shorish

Yasmeen Shorish

This article describes the fundamental challenges to data curation, how these challenges may be compounded for smaller institutions, and how data management is an essential and manageable component of data curation. Data curation is often discussed within the confines of large, research universities. As a result, master’s and baccalaureate institutions may be left with the impression that they cannot engage with data curation. However, by proactively engaging with faculty, libraries of all sizes can build closer relationships and help educate faculty on data documentation and organization best practices. Experiences from one master’s comprehensive institution as it engages with ...


Book Review: Seasons Of Real Florida, By Jeff Klinkenberg, Sarah A. Norris 2012 New College of Florida

Book Review: Seasons Of Real Florida, By Jeff Klinkenberg, Sarah A. Norris

Sarah Norris

In "Seasons of Real Florida" (University Press of Florida, 2004), award-winning journalist Jeff Klinkenberg brings stories of Florida to life in a series of vignettes originally written for the St. Petersburg Times. As one might guess from the title, the articles are organized by season (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter) and offer a glimpse into Florida's unique cultural perspective. In a style ranging from poignant to humorous, Klinkenberg offers the reader a variety of accounts, including those of unique Florida locals like the Shell Woman, artists like imprisoned Florida Highwayman painter Al Black, and such classic writers as Marjorie ...


What The Wmu Library Can Do For Alumni, Christopher Hoebeke 2012 World Maritime University

What The Wmu Library Can Do For Alumni, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


Purdue University Research Repository: A Dataset Solution, Courtney E. Matthews 2012 Purdue University

Purdue University Research Repository: A Dataset Solution, Courtney E. Matthews

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) is the free, online research data collaboration platform and data management service solution for Purdue researchers made possible through a partnership of the Purdue University Libraries, the Office of Vice-President Research, and Information Technology at Purdue. PURR provides researchers with a virtual project collaboration space, the ability to issue dataset publications with unique Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), while meeting the challenges of dataset accessibility and preservation. In doing so PURR exemplifies the continued role of Libraries in the research life-cycle of the university by providing a tool and a suite of services that ensure ...


Teaching Information Literacy, Heather Jagman, Michele Shade 2012 DePaul University

Teaching Information Literacy, Heather Jagman, Michele Shade

Heather Jagman

In this age of information abundance, do you wonder if your students have the skills to recognize the kind of information they need to complete assignments, and then to locate, evaluate and use that information effectively? In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of how to integrate information literacy skills into assignments and teaching in support of DePaul’s new university learning goals and strategic plan. The team of presenters will highlight national information literacy standards, provide an overview the DePaul University Library’s information literacy instruction program, and illustrate ways in which faculty and the library have collaborated ...


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