Rapid adoption and integration worldwide In the 18 months since ORCID’s launch in October 2012, more than three quarters of a million researchers have registered for an ORCID identifier (iD). In addition, more than 140 organizations have become ORCID members and are integrating ORCID iDs into their systems using our open APIs. Membership and adoption is international, with all sectors of the community engaging: publishing, funding, universities and research institutes, and professional societies. (See the list of ORCID member organizations.) Institutions that become ORCID members......read more

Jul 29, 2014 - article

Marketing the Academic Library: Free ePub/PDF download

What do the following actions have in common?   Seek varied opinions and diverse input Build communities via social networking Create a podcast Innovate even if "it ain't broke"  ....Read more

Jul 21, 2014 - article

WEBINAR: Rise of the databrarian

With the increased pressure in the research community to make research data available, librarians are becoming more involved in the process. Librarians are well suited to these new tasks with their experience in curation, description, preservation and access. In this one-hour webinar, learn how librarians are transitioning and enhancing current skill sets, and what new skills are required.   Thursday, October 16....Read more

Jul 10, 2014 - Presentation

SLIDES: New horizons in evaluation metrics for scholarly research

Todd Carpenter, NISO; Jean Liu, Altmetric.com; and Mike Taylor, Elsevier Labs

In these three presentations at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, experts from the altmetrics community shared ideas about emerging altmetrics projects and the significance of evaluation metrics for the scholarly research community.....Read more

Jun 18, 2014 - article

Exploring common ground for alternative metrics

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is exploring a framework for alternative metrics (altmetrics). A US-based nonprofit with global members, NISO is a standards-setting body in the community of libraries, publishers and automation vendors.      How does NISO differentiate between a recommended practice and a standard?   ....Read more

Jul 02, 2014 - Video

WEBINAR: Approaches to acquiring and managing ebook collections

In this ebooks webinar Bill Maltarich and Alistair Morrison discuss the electronic and print procurement process, verification and due diligence, licensing concerns, integration with library systems, and local strategies. They'll also delve into what publishers can do to improve the acquisition process for libraries. ....Watch Now

Jun 08, 2014 - article

Librarians and Research Impact - Download and share the new infographic

More and more librarians are being called upon to help track and report on the outputs and impact of research. From a landscape of article and book citations, the vista has broadened to a range of research outputs, measures and applications.....Read more

May 27, 2014 - article

Going beyond bibliometric and altmetric counts to understand impact

Why do we need to talk about research impact?   Research impact and productivity are important considerations for promotion and tenure activities, but their influence and use within the academic community extend far beyond these specific applications. Researchers are increasingly called on to demonstrate the impact of their efforts in a variety of circumstances and settings:    Discover how research findings are being used....Read more