October 20, 2014

Education Statistics: NCES Releases New Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

New online from the National Center for Education Statistics. Title Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2011-12; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2010-11; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2010-11 Highlights Between 2009-10 and 2011-12, the average tuition and required fees at 4-year public institutions (after adjusting for inflation) increased more for in-state students (9 percent increase) […]

Just Released Report: Researchers of Tomorrow (The Research Behaviour of Generation Y Doctoral Students)

Released today in the UK by JISC and the British Library. From a BL News Release with Highlights From Findings: Research students need more face-to-face and informal support tailored to their own subject area to help them embrace open web technologies and social media fully, according to the UK’s largest study of doctoral students commissioned […]

New Briefing Paper Looks at JISC’s Work in Developing Digital Literacy

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A look at the work being done by JISC in the UK. Universities and colleges have an increasing responsibility to develop digitally literate graduates in order to meet student expectations and the demands of employers, in addition to addressing wider concerns regarding the competitiveness of the UK workforce in global markets. There is also a […]

Scottish Library Consortium (SHEDL) Signs Comprehensive Licensing Agreement with Springer

From Today’s Announcement: Springer and the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library Consortium (SHEDL) recently signed a ground-breaking agreement for access to electronic journal subscriptions and eBooks on Springer’s platform SpringerLink. Every SHEDL member will now have access to an enormous database of content consisting of nearly 2,000 journals and over 40,000 eBooks. The license will […]

Princeton University: The Daily Princetononian Newspaper Digitization Project Nears Completion

From the Mudd Manuscript Library Blog: The Princeton University Archives, working in conjunction with the Princeton University Library Digital Initiatives, has nearly completed a monumental project that will change the way researchers investigate University history.  The student newspaper, The Daily Princetonian, has been digitized from its inception in 1876 through 2002.  The site has been available […]

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 […]

Research Preprint: Are e-Readers Suitable Tools For Scholarly Work?

The following article has been accepted for publication in Online Information Review. Title Are e-Readers Suitable Tools For Scholarly Work? Authors Siegfried Schomisch GESIS Liebniz Institute for Social Sciences Maria Zens Philipp Mayr Source via arXiv Summary This paper aims to offer insights into the usability, acceptance and limitations of e-readers with regard to the […]

Reference: Higher Education: AAUP Releases 2011-2012 Faculty Salary Survey

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From the American Association of University Professors: A Very Slow Recovery: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2011–12, released today, is now available. The AAUP’s annual report has been an authoritative source of data on faculty salaries and compensation for decades. In addition to listing average salary by faculty rank and […]

A DSpace Powered Digital Library Opens in India With Four More Launching Soon

From the The Times of India: Society was in need of youths who were ready to take the reins of the nation and transform themselves into global leaders, D Purandeswari, minister of state for human resources and development, said on Thursday. She was inaugurating the Dspace digital library at St Albert’s College, Ernakulam. [Clip] The […]

New Statistical Report From NCES Examines Undergraduates' Participation in Distance Education

New from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): Learning at a Distance: Undergraduate Enrollment in Distance Education Courses and Degree Programs (22 pages; PDF) Between 2000 and 2008, the percentage of undergraduates enrolled in at least one distance education class increased from 8 percent to 20 percent. This Statistics in Brief explores undergraduates’ enrollment […]