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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 ...


Open Access Religious Journals - An Analytical Study Of The Doaj, Fayaz Ahmad Loan Dr., Jahangeer Iqbal Quraishi Mr., Refhat-un-Nisa Ms., Wasim Hussain Mr. 2018 University of Kashmir (J&K), India

Open Access Religious Journals - An Analytical Study Of The Doaj, Fayaz Ahmad Loan Dr., Jahangeer Iqbal Quraishi Mr., Refhat-Un-Nisa Ms., Wasim Hussain Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main purpose of the paper is to study the publishing trends of the open access religious journals available in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The data were collected online from the Directory of Open Access Journals and quantitative method was applied for data analysis. The data were collected in December 2017 and later presented in tabular forms to reveal the findings. The findings show that 119 religious journals are registered in the DOAJ, published from the 27 countries by 114 publishing agencies in 14 languages. The maximum number of journals (21, 17.65%) is published from Indonesia ...


Authorship: Allocating Credit And Ensuring Accountability, Melody Herr 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Authorship: Allocating Credit And Ensuring Accountability, Melody Herr

Melody Herr

Whose name belongs in the list of authors? This question can become contentious, especially when members of an interdisciplinary or multicultural research team have different expectations. For this reason, before launching the project, you and your collaborators should discuss the criteria for authorship and the order of your names.


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

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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


Osgeo Conference Videos As A Resource For Scientific Research: The Tib|Av Portal, Peter Lemmens, Margret Plank, Angelina Kraft, Britta Dreyer 2018 TIB Hannover

Osgeo Conference Videos As A Resource For Scientific Research: The Tib|Av Portal, Peter Lemmens, Margret Plank, Angelina Kraft, Britta Dreyer

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

This paper reports on new opportunities for research and education in Free and Open Source Geoinformatics as a translational part of Open Science, enabled by a growing collection of OSGeo conference video recordings at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). Since 2015, OSGeo conference recordings have been included to the collection sphere of TIB in information sciences. Currently, video content from selected national (FOSSGIS), regional (FOSS4G-NA) and global (FOSS4G) conferences is being actively collected. The annual growth exceeds 100 hours of new content relating to the OSGeo software projects and the OSGeo scientific-technical communities. This is seconded ...


Providing Library Support For Interactive Scientific And Biomedical Visualizations With Tableau, Lisa M. Federer, Douglas J. Joubert 2018 NIH Library, National Institutes of Health

Providing Library Support For Interactive Scientific And Biomedical Visualizations With Tableau, Lisa M. Federer, Douglas J. Joubert

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Developing effective visualizations is crucial for understanding and communicating data in a variety of contexts. Tableau is an easy-to-use tool for creating customized, interactive visualizations. Although Tableau is often discussed in the context of business intelligence, it can also be used to create effective scientific and biomedical visualizations in the context of research, public health, and medical care.

This article provides a basic introduction to Tableau’s uses and discusses the NIH Library’s experience with providing support for Tableau. Four case studies demonstrate the range of services that the Library offers, as well as providing examples of the many ...


Applying Data Analytics And Visualization To Assessing The Research Impact Of The Cancer Cell Biology (Ccb) Program At The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, Fei Yu, Barrie E. Hayes 2018 Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Applying Data Analytics And Visualization To Assessing The Research Impact Of The Cancer Cell Biology (Ccb) Program At The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, Fei Yu, Barrie E. Hayes

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: The purpose of this paper is to report on a research impact assessment (RIA) project conducted by the Health Sciences Library (HSL) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) for the Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) program in the institution’s cancer center through bibliometric data analysis and visualization.

Methods: A total of 642 publications produced by the CCB researchers from 2010 to 2014 was used as the original dataset. After the citations of these publications were cleaned and standardized, the citations were imported into selected bibliometric and other tools for quantitative analysis and visualization.

Results: The ...


Data Visualization As A Library Service: Embedding Visualization Services In The Library Research Lifecycle, Andrea L. Ogier, Michael J. Stamper 2018 Virginia Tech

Data Visualization As A Library Service: Embedding Visualization Services In The Library Research Lifecycle, Andrea L. Ogier, Michael J. Stamper

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: The purpose of this article is to explore data visualization as a consulting service offered by a research library with particular attention to uses of visualization at various places within the research lifecycle.

Methods: Lessons learned from a year of offering data visualization as a consulting service, and two general case studies are offered.

Results: Data visualization consulting services have a few unique considerations, including setting clear expectations, considering proprietary vs open source technologies, and making sure the consulting experience is also a learning experience. In addition, we can clearly place data visualization requests, in the form of profiled ...


Special Issue: Visualizing The (Data) Future, Jian Qin 2018 Syracuse University

Special Issue: Visualizing The (Data) Future, Jian Qin

Journal of eScience Librarianship

As libraries and academic institutions evolve into “data-driven” organizations, they are looking for meaningful ways in which to convey their data to funding and regulatory agencies, licensing and accreditation boards, and institutional students, faculty and staff. This data-driven culture is being integrated into all facets of library operations, and data visualization services is emerging as a distinct library research and service development area.


A Brief History Of Data Visualization (And The Role Of Libraries And Librarians), Sally A. Gore 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

A Brief History Of Data Visualization (And The Role Of Libraries And Librarians), Sally A. Gore

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Graphics, illustrations, charts, and tables have accompanied scientific works for as long as people have been reporting findings and publishing papers. Once the purview of researchers and graphic illustrators, today finds libraries and librarians involved in many aspects of data including access, management, preservation, and visualization.

This illustrated timeline traces the history of data visualization from generations of hand-drawn images to today’s exploding arena of data production and visualization tools, highlighting the efforts and opportunities for information professionals and introducing this special issue of Journal of eScience Librarianship devoted to data visualization.


Gender Demographics And Perception In Librarianship, Patricia Mars 2018 Catholic University

Gender Demographics And Perception In Librarianship, Patricia Mars

School of Information Student Research Journal

This article is an examination of the history of gender demographics in the field of librarianship. The historic development and subsequent "feminization" of librarianship continues to influence the gender wage gap and the disproportionate leadership bias in the field today. This article examines the stereotyping of librarians and the cyclical effect of genderizing the profession. Consideration of current trends and data in librarian demographics demonstrates a consistent decrease in gender diversity, accompanied by a troubling lack of women leaders and executives. Additionally, this article explores options for combating the gender perceptions that negatively impact women in library and information science ...


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

School of Information Student Research Journal

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 ...


Stepping Into The Future, Holley Cornetto 2018 San Jose State University

Stepping Into The Future, Holley Cornetto

School of Information Student Research Journal

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Quality Journal Indicators & Tools In Education, Sara K. Kuhn 2018 University of North Dakota

Quality Journal Indicators & Tools In Education, Sara K. Kuhn

Librarian Posters and Presentations

Slide presentation from a workshop facilitating the discovery of library-subscribed and open access resources for the purpose of assisting Education faculty in investigating journal quality to create departmental "good quality" journal lists and develop individual publishing strategies.


Slis Connecting Volume 6, Issue 2, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D. 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting Volume 6, Issue 2, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting Volume 6, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2017)


Analysis Of Digital Preservation Course Offerings In Ala Accredited Graduate Programs, Elizabeth La Beaud 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Analysis Of Digital Preservation Course Offerings In Ala Accredited Graduate Programs, Elizabeth La Beaud

SLIS Connecting

This study seeks to determine which ALA-accredited institutions offer digital preservation courses and analyze the syllabi to identify what is being taught about digital preservation, whether there are any commonalities, and evaluate the curriculum according to the five areas of digital preservation as outlined by the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA).


Librarian Stereotypes In Children’S Literature: 2001-2015, Breagh Wirth 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Librarian Stereotypes In Children’S Literature: 2001-2015, Breagh Wirth

SLIS Connecting

This study examined children’s literature from the past fifteen years to examine how librarians are portrayed to young readers.


An Analysis Of Lis Job Postings In The United States, Rebecca Bickford 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

An Analysis Of Lis Job Postings In The United States, Rebecca Bickford

SLIS Connecting

Through the use of content analysis, this research examined LIS job advertisements per region of the United States to determine which areas or specializations are sought in those specific regions. A comparison was made of the number of job advertisements to the number of ALA-approved LIS programs in the same region.


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