September 26, 2017

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: […]

Research Article (Preprint): Trends in Image Use by Historians and the Implications for Librarians and Archivists

Title Trends in Image Use by Historians and the Implications for Librarians and Archivists Authors Valerie Harris University of Illinois, Chicago Peter Hepburn University of Illinois, Chicago Source C&RL News Anticipated Publication March 2013 Abstract For years libraries have offered reproduction services to users, with historians being the core audience. More recently, archives and special […]

Research Article: Citation Analysis: “Edited Volumes, Monographs, and Book Chapters in the Book Citation Index (BCI) and Science Citation Index (SCI, SoSCI, A&HCI)”

Title: Edited Volumes, Monographs, and Book Chapters in the Book Citation Index (BCI) and Science Citation Index (SCI, SoSCI, A&HCI) Source via arXiv Authors Loet Leydesdorff Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam Ulrike Felt Department of Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna Abstract In 2011, Thomson-Reuters introduced the Book Citation Index […]

Business Research: How Open is Company Data in Open Government Partnership Countries? (New Report)

From the Open Corporates Blog: OpenCorporates is publishing a major new report into access to company data in OGP countries, and the picture is not good. Out of a total of a possible 100 points, the average score was just 21, with several major countries (including Spain, Greece and Brazil) scoring zero. A score of 100 […]

Health Information Online: “Researchers Tune In to the Internet Buzz” (NLM Funded Research)

From The Wall St. Journal: Looking for medical information on Internet message boards can be risky for consumers. Some of it is confusing, misleading or downright wrong. But for medical researchers, all that chatter can yield some valuable insights. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, for example, are mining message boards and Twitter feeds to […]

New Article: “Trends in Research Librarianship Literature: A Social Network Analysis of Articles”

Title Trends in Research Librarianship Literature: A Social Network Analysis of Articles Authors Umut Al Department of Information Management Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey İrem Soydal Department of Information Management Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey Gülten Alir Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Aksaray University Aksaray, Turkey Source LIBER (Journal of European Research Libraries) Vol. 21 […]

Citation Analysis: Thomson Reuters Releases Rankings of the Hottest Research Papers of 2011

Thomson Reuters is the publisher of the Web of Knowledge/Web of Science database. From Highlights/News Release (via TR News Release) This year’s group of 15 Hottest Researchers each contributed to at least 10 Hot Papers, covering key areas such as genetics, cardiology, epidemiology and cancer research. Eric S. Lander of The Eli and Edythe L. […]

New Article: "The Influence of Free Encyclopedias on Science"

Title The influence of free encyclopedias on science Author Sarah Huggett Source Research Trends* From the Article Since its launch in 2001 Wikipedia has seen incredible growth worldwide, counting more than 21 million articles published in around 280 languages (including nearly 4 million articles in English) in 2012 (1). Wikipedia has grown in size (number […]

Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement

From a Report Summary via METRO: The New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC)/RMC Research Corporation, in consultation with the New York State Education Department, the New York State Library and the New York Library Association has produced a new publication entitled, Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement.  This comprehensive brief provides a current and rigorous […]