A useful tool for librarians: metrics knowledge in bite-sized pieces By Jenny Delasalle

Having worked in UK academic libraries for 15 years before becoming freelance, I saw the rise and rise of citation counting (although as Geoffrey Bilder points out, it should rightly be called reference counting). Such counting, I learnt, was called “bibliometrics”. The very name sounds like something that librarians should be interested in if not … Continue reading A useful tool for librarians: metrics knowledge in bite-sized pieces By Jenny Delasalle


Job: Scholarly Communications Librarian

Scholarly Communications Librarian, University College Dublin (UCD) Library (permanent) Applicants are invited to apply for the permanent role of Scholarly Communications Librarian within UCD Library.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for the changing information landscape and the ongoing development of library services including the implementation of new processes and services. This is a developing area … Continue reading Job: Scholarly Communications Librarian

Is signing DORA that responsible?

So, I've just returned from the excellent JISC/CNI conference on advances in digital scholarship where they had a panel session on metrics.  Once again, there were tutting noises from the front about the "disappointing" number of UK universities that hadn't signed up to DORA.  Stephen Curry's latest blog post urging universities to sign was highlighted and others … Continue reading Is signing DORA that responsible?

Job: Manager, Digital Scholarship

The University of Melbourne Library (Research and Collections) is recruiting for the continuing  role of Manager, Digital Scholarship.  Full details available here: http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/888296/manager-digital-scholarship This is an exciting opportunity to contribute as a leader and innovator in the digital scholarship space.  The role is responsible for services, projects, training and outreach  and collaborations in the areas … Continue reading Job: Manager, Digital Scholarship