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12 fast and inexpensive ways to market your library

Andrea Cowan, Elsevier | Nov 24, 2015

Author's note: Before embarking on any marketing activities, you will first want to consider the culture of your organization and ensure you are not in violation of any organizational or departmental policies or procedures.


The Journal of Academic Librarianship focuses on open access with its January issue

Wyoma vanDuinkerken,Texas A&M University, Wendi Arant Kaspar, Texas A&M University | Mar 19, 2013

With the first issue of 2013, The Journal of Academic Librarianship focused on the open access (OA) debate. As new editors, we hoped that this issue would communicate the diversity of opinions and experiences that the topic merits.

Data revival: Old data becoming new

By Maliaca Oxnam, University of Arizona | Mar 19, 2013

Advances in technology and in the mass digitization of sources of grey literature, such as government documents that contain data sets, mean that researchers can more easily discover, acquire, extract, reformat and re-analyze data from past experiments.

Recent changes to SNIP & SJR metrics

Sarah Huggett, Elsevier | Mar 19, 2013

In recent years, computational advances have contributed to acceleration in the field of bibliometrics. Scopus features two citation indicators to measure a journal’s impact: SNIP and SJR. These indicators use the citation data captured in the Scopus database to reveal two aspects of a journal’s impact.

Visit Columbia University’s RDS Web page for a variety of resources available from a Research Data Symposium held on Feb. 27, 2013.

Taking care of research data: Outcome of a seminar on managing data integrity in research

Henk van den Hoogen, University Library Maastricht University | Mar 18, 2013

Last October the Maastricht University Library organized a seminar on data management. When we talk about a code of conduct for data management, we must tackle issues like care, reliability, checkability, impartiality and independence.

Research information meets research data management

By Anna Clements, University of St Andrews | Mar 18, 2013

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The University of St Andrews has had an integrated research information infrastructure since 2006. They asked, "What people, processes, tools and standards are available internally or externally to best deliver the necessary services now and in the future?" At St Andrews they have benefited from this approach and concentrated efforts into delivering joined-up services to their researchers and research managers, whatever the system.

TBU Library makes research outputs more visible and more useful

Ivan Masár, Tomas Bata University | Mar 18, 2013

In 2011, the library of Tomas Bata University in Zlín began to promote the university’s research outputs. This is a critical activity in the Czech Republic because research outputs — certain articles, conference papers and patents — influence the Ministry of Education’s evaluation of the university and subsequent budget allocation.

Authoritative researcher metadata in one place via VIVO

Interview with Paul Albert, Weill Cornell Medical College | Mar 18, 2013

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This Q&A describes the experience of implementing VIVO at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC). VIVO is an institution-driven, semantic tool for accessing authoritative data about faculty and researchers.