My double life: playing and changing the scholarly communications game. By Lizzie Gadd

I love my job.  I work as a "Research Policy Manager (Publications)" at Loughborough University.  And I spend my time understanding and advising on how we can improve the quality and visibility of our research.  However the strategies for achieving this aren't as straightforward as you might think.  And increasingly I feel like I'm leading … Continue reading My double life: playing and changing the scholarly communications game. By Lizzie Gadd

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The Bibliomagician seeks honorary Blog Manager

The Bibliomagician blog seeks to provide comment and guidance for practitioners engaging with bibliometrics.  We now are seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to take The Bibliomagician Blog on to the next level!  The post-holder would sit on the ‘light-touch’ Lis-Bibliometrics Committee and be responsible for: Soliciting relevant content for the Blog Reviewing contributions Scheduling blog posts Managing … Continue reading The Bibliomagician seeks honorary Blog Manager

UK universities respond to the Metric Tide’s call to do metrics responsibly

In September 2015 I ran a short survey to see how institutions were responding to the Metric Tide report's call to take a responsible approach to metrics and to consider signing the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). Only three of the survey respondents had signed DORA (although 5 were considering it), but nine … Continue reading UK universities respond to the Metric Tide’s call to do metrics responsibly

Job Opportunity: Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager, University of Salford

We are currently advertising for a permanent full time Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager at the University of Salford. The University Library is looking to appoint a highly motivated individual to the position of Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager. You will have responsibility for the management and development of our copyright service and the copyright … Continue reading Job Opportunity: Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager, University of Salford

Why should a bibliometrician engage with altmetrics? Guest Post by Natalia Madjarevic

Last month, Barack Obama published an article in the journal JAMA discussing progress to date with The Affordable Care Act - or Obamacare - and outlining recommendations for future policy makers. Obama’s article was picked up in the press and across social media immediately. We can see in the Altmetric Details Page that it was … Continue reading Why should a bibliometrician engage with altmetrics? Guest Post by Natalia Madjarevic

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