Liking, sharing and tweeting with LORA: De La Salle University Library’s savvy avatar

By Perseus Rex M. Molina, Laurence Anthony G. Narvaez and Marian Ramos-Eclevia, De La Salle University | Aug 27, 2013

In an effort to communicate with their library users via social media, the De La Salle University Library created has evolved a variety of channels including a Facebook page, blog and Twitter account "staffed" by a smart and trendy librarian avatar.

Many libraries have developed library or subject guides to introduce students and researchers to Mendeley. This example by Rachel Borchardt of American University contains how-tos, useful links and an embedded chat feature.

Consolidating Mexican researchers’ profiles in Scopus®

By Claudio Fernández Ortega, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares | Aug 27, 2013

Recently a three-person team worked to unify Scopus profiles of approximately 12,000 researchers within Mexico's National System of Researchers (SNI). Multiple profiles can negatively affect citations, and in turn, calculations such as h-index, Impact Factor, or some other bibliometric measure.

E-informing the public: Libraries and e-government

Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia | Aug 26, 2013

With government delivering information and services to the public directly through online channels, the role of libraries is changing. The E-informing the Public research project investigates the shift to digital government and its impact on public access to government information.

Helping scholars tell their stories using altmetrics

By Paul Groth, VU University Amsterdam, and Mike Taylor, Elsevier | Aug 26, 2013

The Altmetric donut is a familiar sight to Scopus users.

Academic research and publishing have transitioned from paper to online platforms, and that migration has continued to evolve from closed platforms to connected networks. With this evolution, there is growing interest in the academic community in how we might measure scholarly activity online beyond formal citation.

What do you get when you cross an undergraduate student population, an innovative academic library, and a mobile gaming app? A digital library orientation for the 21st century.

Gamification enabled us to scale library orientation across UCSD’s six undergraduate colleges and more than 5,000 incoming students. We increased the level of active learning and student engagement with our orientation content, while significantly reducing the time required to deliver orientation compared with our traditional in-person format.

Mahidol University is ranked first among Thai universities and 42nd in the region, according to the QS University Rankings: Asia 2013, which is based on nine performance indicators. The university focuses on excellence in research, and all Mahidol libraries play an important role in helping the university to achieve this goal.

As part of this research community, the Science Library provides a complete set of information services, including access to resources, training on effective search, encouraging people to publish, analyzing and reporting research outputs, and publicizing research outputs on the website.

In this interview, William Gunn, Mendeley’s Head of Academic Outreach, discusses Mendeley as an academic social network. He also talks about the librarian’s role in teaching researchers to use Mendeley, and how librarians are using Mendeley themselves to connect with colleagues with similar professional interests.

William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach at Mendeley, and Library Connect Editor Colleen DeLory discuss Mendeley, the academic social network.

William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach at Mendeley, and Library Connect Editor Colleen DeLory discuss using the right social tool for the task at hand.