LIS Bibliometrics 2019 Event: Open Metrics and Measuring Openness

The 2019 lis-bibliometric event is coming up very soon!   On Tuesday 29th January 2019, the lis-bibliometric community will gather at the British Library Conference Centre for a jam-packed day of discussions around open metrics and measuring openness. This year’s event (kindly sponsored by Digital Science) will feature two highly anticipated keynote presentations from Catriona …

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Citation issues resulting from Canada’s new RDM mandate – a tipping point for Open Science? Guest post by Jeffrey Demaine

In this guest post, Jeffrey Demaine explores some tipping points in Open scholarly communication, and what it means in the context of Canada's research landscape. After more than a decade of incremental progress towards OpenAccess publishing, some national research-funding bodies are ready to engineer disruptive change in the way scholarly communication works. With eleven European …

Who will welcome Wellcome? Results of the 2018 responsible metrics state-of-the-art survey

In the light of the Wellcome Trust's new responsible metrics mandate Lizzie Gadd reports on the findings from the Lis-Bibliometrics 2018 Responsible Metrics State-of-the-Art survey.  How many of us will welcome Wellcome's proposal and who will be running to catch up? This week has seen a big announcement from the Wellcome Trust that as part …

Measuring openness: should we be careful what we wish for?

Is the best way of incentivising open scholarship to measure it?  Lizzie Gadd is not so sure. There is a lot of talk at the moment about measuring open scholarship as means of incentivising it.  For example, the European Commission's recently updated recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information calls for member states …

What do we value?

The tension between publishing strategically to enhance standing in current academic culture and increasing the openness of scholarly communications is one I see regularly. Lizzie Gadd’s My double life blog post articulating this tension resonated for many Bibliomagician readers. Moving beyond our anecdotal experience, the Knowledge Exchange Approach to Open Scholarship white paper highlights this …