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 …

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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 …

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 …

Event report: Theory & Practice of Bibliometric Analysis by Charles Oppenheim

On Wednesday, 15th June I had the pleasure of attending a Jisc-supported Thomson-Reuters one-day event at Edinburgh University Library on the theory, and practice of bibliometric analysis for evaluating research and planning research policy.  The morning was spent on the theory, and there were practical hands-on sessions in the afternoon, based on exercises that were …

Think of a number, any number…

Welcome to the blog run by ordinary research support professionals within universities who are called upon to perform extraordinary magic with biblio (publication) metrics (numbers).  These professionals are all members of the Lis-Bibliometrics Forum hosted by Jiscmail, and as the title suggests, are mainly from "LIS (Library and Information Science)" backgrounds, but increasingly from other settings - …