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 …

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 …

A guide to identifying author gender for bibliometric analyses – Guest post by Stacy Konkiel

In this post, Stacy Konkiel summaries feedback of a recently posed question in identifying authors' genders based upon names listed on ~2,000 journal articles--too large a corpus for manual analysis. Recently on the LIS-Bibliometrics listserv, Ruth Harrison (Imperial College London) posed a question on behalf of a patron who was interested in identifying authors’ genders …

Using The Metrics Toolkit to promote responsible metrics at your institution – Guest post by Stacy Konkiel

Introducing the recently launched The Metrics Toolkit - Stacy Konkiel outlines what it is, why it was created, and how it can be used by practitioners working in research impact management. In January, The Metrics Toolkit launched to much interest from academics in the US and UK. The Metrics Toolkit is an online resource aimed …