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Here’s an Update on Elsevier’s ROI Study Looking at Academic Libraries

Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee, Knoxville | Dec 30, 2011

In 2007, Elsevier launched a study looking at the return on an academic institution’s investment in its library. As you may recall, Phase 1 of this ROI study was described by Judy Luther in the January 2008 issue of the Library Connect Newsletter and in an extensive white paper. Both are available at www.elsevier.com/libraryconnect.

Phase 1 summary

The Norwegian Paradox

Per Koch, Research Council of Norway | Dec 30, 2011

Held in Helsinki in November 2008, the 6th Annual Library Connect Nordic Librarian Forum covered topics including research assessment and policy. During that event, Per Koch delivered a presentation which he’s kindly agreed to reshape as this article for Library Connect.
 

Swimming Against the Current

Daniel Calto, Elsevier | Dec 30, 2011

The world of academic research has undergone seismic shifts in the last 10 years, and has left under significant pressures all parties interested in the furtherance of outstanding scientific and humanities research.

Challenges facing academic research

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently decided to use Scopus Custom Data to drive its innovation strategy. Recently I had an opportunity to talk to Hiroyuki Tomizawa, the principal administrator in the Economic Analysis and Statistics Division of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry at the OECD, about the OECD’s new strategy. Following are some of his thoughts.
 

Iris Kisjes: Tell me a little about the OECD’s background.

Visualizing Research Performance

Neal Katz, Elsevier | Dec 30, 2011

Today’s academic institutions are continuously looking for ways to improve their standing as world-class research bodies. Gaining a leadership position in research helps institutions recruit and maintain high-quality research staff. This, in turn, helps institutions compete for grant money.

Talking with a library lobbyist about “selling the library”

Jason Kramer, New York State Higher Education Initiative Chrysanne Lowe, Corporate Brand Elsevier | Jan 23, 2012

Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of meeting Jason Kramer, the executive director for the New York State Higher Education Initiative, an association of the state's public and private academic and research libraries. Jason brings a skillset not often taught in library school and a practical perspective on growing the impact and influence of libraries in today’s society.

— Chrysanne Lowe, Vice President, Global Customer Marketing, Elsevier, San Diego, CA, USA

 

Updated as of July 23, 2015

Ever wondered what "Non Solus" means in the Elsevier logo? 

Dear Library and Information Science Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to offer introductory comments for this new edition of “How to Get Published in LIS Journals: A Practical Guide.” As I began to think about what to write, I was struck by the subtitle “a practical guide.” Indeed, much of what might seem mysterious to authors seeking to contribute to the library literature is simply practical.

Preparing a manuscript for publication is a multi-faceted and, sometimes, anxiety-ridden task. Tips presented here should help you keep track of issues you need to think about and complete your work successfully.

At each stage of your writing, there are elements to have in place as you plan to submit your manuscript to a journal. For simplicity’s sake, we have grouped the elements into three categories: developing your project, manuscript organization and components, and technical preparation.

Developing Your Project

You have a finished draft of your article. Now you’re puzzling over which journal to submit it to. Fortunately, the research you did for your literature review can provide guidance as to which journals publish articles related to your topic. You can also identify likely journals through Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory, then browse recent issues (or their online tables of contents) to pinpoint journals covering topics similar to yours.

Then ask five questions about each journal you’re considering.