From the Chronicle of Higher Education: This is a great article about the growing interest in altmetrics. Altmetrics “aims to measure Web-driven scholarly interactions, such as how often research is tweeted, blogged about or bookmarked”. The article talks about Jason … Continue reading
The PEER Economics Report assesses “the impact of the large-scale deposit of stage-two research output into repositories from an economic perspective…For this purpose, costs incurred by publishers and repositories…were investigated for key actors involved in research registration, certification, dissemination and … Continue reading
From The Chronicle of Higher Education- “Who Gets to See Published Research“, which discusses some of the background behind the Research Works Act. From the author of “Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology and the Future of the Academy“, Kathleen Fitzpatrick writes … Continue reading
Carleton Library will be offering a week-long series of professional research skills workshops from January 30 to February 3, 2012. The event is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Workshops will cover topics of particular interest to … Continue reading
From D-Lib Magazine– David Shotton proposes “five factors — peer review, open access, enriched content, available datasets and machine-readable metadata — as the Five Stars of Online Journal Articles, a constellation of five independent criteria within a multi-dimensional publishing universe … Continue reading
JSTOR will be making some of its information open access in the coming weeks. In this pilot program JSTOR will let anyone “view articles from 70 [of its 1400] journals after registering with the website”. However, “free access won’t let … Continue reading
New article in portal: Libraries & the Academy that reviews “the history of open access (OA) policies and examines the current status of mandate policy implementations”.