Articles

The eBooks Savings Calculator is an app that helps librarians estimate the potential cost savings of converting from print books to eBooks.

Supporting diverse and dispersed library users of child development resources

By Kisha Sawyers, University of the West Indies | Oct 5, 2015

Students at work in the CCDC library

A solo librarian uses her knowledge of web publishing platforms, automated library systems, and online education and e-resources, as well as skills in research, database development and management, database searching, and digital and information literacy to serve users ranging from researchers to practitioners.

Explore metrics-related library services for the individual to inform career development, publishing decisions, etc. and how a library conducted a faculty research performance assessment using bibliometrics in this one-hour webinar.

Data literacy in support of Research 2.0

By Tibor Koltay, Szent István University | Sept 24, 2015

Data literacy in support of Research 2.0

Data literacy focuses on both social and technical aspects of data, but encompasses practically all activities related to research data management, including data curation, data citation and fostering of data quality.

Elsevier’s Journal of Informetrics has shared a selection of articles highlighting various aspects of bibliometrics and altmetrics. These projects might be inspirational in starting a metrics project of your own.

Join research data librarians and leaders in developing library infrastructure and services, as well as Mendeley's research data expert, for insight into how to help researchers share their research data — from instruction and tools to motivating them with metrics for research data impact.

The databases are just the tip of the iceberg ...

Library Connect Event Switzerland 2015

By Oliver Renn, ETH Zürich | Aug 31, 2015

Attendees of Library Connect Switzerland 2015

Scientific publishers and scientific libraries should align to ensure that scientists are aware of and know how to use the numerous tools/services to retrieve, store and work with scientific information.

Personal Research Sessions: A consultation-based program for research support

By Jennifer L.A. Whelan, College of the Holy Cross | Aug 20, 2015

Extended reference questions have gradually declined at Holy Cross Libraries, while the Personal Research Session program has become increasingly popular.

Transforming library services at one of Nigeria’s leading academic institutions: it’s not business as usual

An interview with Abdullahi I. Musa, Interim University Librarian, Ahmadu Bello University | July 23, 2015

Ahmadu Bello University library

Repositioning the library for the global stage