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Many of you, particularly in the US, may think the big kickoff is in Houston on Feb. 5. Librarians around the world interested in a free self-study program to learn how to train others on using Mendeley know better.

Do you want to be an LIS journal editor? An editor discusses perks and pitfalls

Interview with Ludo Waltman, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Informetrics | Jan 31, 2017

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In this Q&A with Ludo Waltman, the editor-in-chief of Elsevier’s Journal of Informetrics shares the typical tasks involved in the role, along with the key challenges and top rewards. Perhaps it will inspire you to explore an editorship yourself.

In 2016 librarians shared their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics from research metrics to information literacy via Library Connect articles, webinars and special content. Download the 55-page yearbook to get all the articles and links to ebooks, posters and slides in one place.

You are cordially invited to Save the Date for The Hunter Forum, hosted by Elsevier Library Connect at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, GA, USA.

Introduced on December 8, CiteScore™ metrics are a suite of research metrics for journal citation impact available in a free layer on Scopus. This article focuses on some of the key questions librarians will be asking such as where to find them and when do they come out.

*The Quick Reference Cards for Research Impact Metrics were updated on Dec. 8, 2016 to include CiteScore.* While metrics help illuminate the impact of research outputs, it can be a challenge to assemble a basket of metrics and find definitions and resources in one place. These cards can be a jumping off point for discussions with early career colleagues or researchers. 

Introducing your researchers to text mining: 5 first steps

By Rachel Martin, Elsevier | Nov 29, 2016

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Text mining makes it possible for researchers to analyze vast data sources, extract answers and develop new concepts more quickly and efficiently than ever before. However, a recent survey by the Publishing Research Consortium found that awareness of text mining techniques is still relatively low.

Join us for this opportunity to learn more about how librarians are developing data information literacy competencies, curriculum and spaces.

Epic wins: engaging students globally with game-based learning

By Jay Bhatt and Daniel Christe, Drexel University | Oct 24, 2016

Drexel University engineering librarian Jay Bhatt and engineering students

Game design principles correlate nicely with principles of active learning. As in real life, gamers observe the world, develop a hypothesis, test it, iteratively learn and revise their approach in the next attempt. Sounds a lot like something called the scientific method.

Roadmap for a successful curriculum mapping project

By Katy Kavanagh Webb, East Carolina University | Oct 24, 2016

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A successful curriculum mapping project can enhance your library’s information literacy program in many ways. This article outlines how to get started — from data collection to analysis to gathering the information into a report that maps library learning outcomes to specific classes in a major.