Monthly Archives: January 2012

Scholars Seek Better Ways to Track Impact Online

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

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PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research) Economics Report

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

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Who Gets to See Published Research, and “Giving it Away”

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

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Professional Skills Workshops for Graduate Research Students

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

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The Five Stars of Online Journal Articles

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

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JSTOR moves toward Open Access

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

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New Article: A Review of OA Self-Archiving Mandate Policies

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”.

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