April 15, 2014

New Article: “Research Blogging: Indexing and Registering the Change in Science 2.0″

The following article was published on the PLOS One web site on December 12, 2012. Title Research Blogging: Indexing and Registering the Change in Science 2.0 Authors Sibele Fausto Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil Fabio A. Machado Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil Luiz Fernando J. Bento Instituto […]

Research Article: “Where Do We Go From Here?: Informing Academic Library Staffing through Reference Transaction Analysis” (Preprint)

Title Where Do We Go From Here?: Informing Academic Library Staffing through Reference Transaction Analysis Authors Bradley Wade Bishop University of Kentucky Jennifer A. Bartlett University of Kentucky Source C&RL (College and Research Libraries) Anticipated Publication: July 2013 Abstract This study conducted a systematic sample of every 70th reference transaction from over a three-year period […]

New Preprint: The Conundrum of Sharing Research Data

Title The Conundrum of Sharing Research Data (Preprint) Author Christine Borgman University of California, Los Angeles Source Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 63(6): 1059-1078, 2012 via SSRN Abstract New methods and instrumentation are producing an unprecedented deluge of research data. The volume of data, combined with new means of distribution […]

Social Search Research: “SearchBuddies: Bringing Search Engines into the Conversation”

The following paper appears in the proceedings of ICWSM 2012 (International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM)) that began today in Dublin, Ireland. Title SearchBuddies: Bringing Search Engines into the Conversation Authors Brent Hecht Northwestern U. Jaime Teevan Microsoft Research Meredith Ringel Morris Microsoft Research Dan Liebling Microsoft Research Source In Proceedings: ICWSM […]

Research Article: “Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web” (Preprint)

Title Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web Authors Judit Bar-Ilan Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Stefanie Haustein Central Library, Forschungszentrum Julich  (Germany) Isabella Peters Department of Information Science, Heinrich-Heine-University (Germany) Jason Priem School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (USA) Hadas Shema Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan […]

Preprint: The Weakening Relationship Between the Impact Factor and Papers’ Citations in the Digital Age

Title The Weakening Relationship Between the Impact Factor and Papers’ Citations in the Digital Age Authors George A. Lozano Universite du Quebec a Montreal Vincent Lariviere Universite de Montreal Yves Gingras Universite du Quebec a Montreal Source arXiv Article To Be Published in JASIST Abstract Historically, papers have been physically bound to the journal in […]

Research Article: Information Seeking for Making Evidence-Informed Decisions: A Social Network Analysis on the Staff of a Public Health Department in Canada

Title Information Seeking for Making Evidence-Informed Decisions: A Social Network Analysis on the Staff of a Public Health Department in Canada Authors Reza Yousefi-Nooraie Maureen Dobbins Melissa Brouwers Patricia Wakefield Source BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:118 From Background and Results Social network analysis is an approach to study the interactions and exchange of resources […]

GPO Releases Some Preliminary Data from 2011 Biennial Survey of Depository Libraries

From an Article Appearing in the May 2012 Issue of FDLP Connection: In 2011, submissions were received from 1181 depository libraries, resulting in a ninety-eight percent response rate from FDLP participants. Of these, 837 were from academic libraries (including law schools), 197 from public libraries, 78 from state or state court libraries, 56 from Federal […]

Research Paper: “Citation Impact of Papers Published From Six Prolific Countries: A National Comparison Based on InCites Data”

Title Citation Impact of Papers Published From Six Prolific Countries: A National Comparison Based on InCites Data Authors Lutz Bornman Max Planck Society Munich, Germany Loet Leydesdorff Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) University of Amsterdam, Source via arXiv Abstract Using the InCites tool of Thomson Reuters, this study compares normalized citation impact values calculated […]

Results from Two OCLC Member Surveys About U.S. Academic and Community College Libraries Now Online

Two new reports with results from surveys of librarians are now available. Both are loaded with statistics and charts. U.S. Academic Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives (4 pages; PDF) U.S. Community College Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives (4 pages; PDF) Key Findings (via OCLC): Most academic and community college library staff: […]