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Coverage, field specialization and impact of scientific publishers indexed in the 'Book Citation Index

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Coverage, Field Specialization and Impact of Scientific Publishers Indexed in the ‘Book Citation Index’”

Daniel Torres-Salinas, Nicolás Robinson-García, J.M. Campanario, Emilio Delgado López-Cózar

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Findings: 30% of the total share of this database belongs to the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. Most of the disciplines are covered by very few publishers mainly from the UK and USA (75.05% of the books), in fact 33 publishers concentrate 90% of the whole share also uncovers some failings in indexing which raise questions about rlying on it for book bibliometrics.

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Cost Effectiveness Of Open Access Publications

Cost Effectiveness Of Open Access Publications | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

http://www.infodocket.com/2014/08/05/new-research-article-cost-effectiveness-of-open-access-publications/

Cost Effectiveness Of Open Access Publications

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Jevin D. West
University of Washington

Ted C. Bergstrom
University of California

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2014 National Student survey data

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HEFCE data on student satisfaction.

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Universities UK - Trends in undergraduate recruitment

Universities UK - Trends in undergraduate recruitment | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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latest report

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Modernisation of higher education in Europe - Education policy

Modernisation of higher education in Europe - Education policy | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Access, retention and employability 2014 

European Commission report.

The report sheds light on current national and institutional policies and practices aimed at increasing and widening access, reducing student dropout, and improving the employability of higher education graduates in Europe.

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Is there still a higher education sector? By Professor Sir David Watson (HEPI Occasional Report 8) - HEPI

In the first HEPI Occasional Paper of 2014, ‘Only Connect’: Is there still a higher education sector?, Professor Sir David Watson calls for a new approach in three areas: 1. quality assurance:; 2. credit transfer: 3. the benefits of higher-level study: he urges people to “probe beneath the supermarket superficiality of the Key Information Sets” 

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Black and ethnic minority students less likely to receive offers from university

Black and ethnic minority students less likely to receive offers from university | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

LSE research funded by Nuffield Foundation. full text http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/PDF/NuffieldBriefing.pdf

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Student Loans - Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

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UK parliament select committee report focuses upon repayments.

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Widening participation in higher education 2014 -

Widening participation in higher education 2014 - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Annual statistics on widening participation in higher education.
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from UK government

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Pedagogic Stratification and the Shifting Landscape of Higher Education

Higher education academy report. This project examined the impact on learning and teaching of recent significant changes in UK higher education policy. The term ‘pedagogic stratification’ is used to explore and analyse how institutional type may relate to different conceptions of ‘teaching excellence’ and ‘the student experience’ adopted across the sector.

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PISA 2012 results financial literacy

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This sixth volume of OECD PISA 2012 results examines 15-year-old students’ performance in financial literacy in the 18 countries and economies that participated in this optional assessment.

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Measuring the broader impact of research: The potential of altmetrics

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articles accessible via xarciv.from L.Bornmann.

"Altmetrics is a term to describe web-based metrics for the impact of publications and other scholarly material by using data from social media platforms (e.g. Twitter or Mendeley). This overview of studies explores the potential of altmetrics for measuring societal impact. It deals with the definition and classification of altmetrics. Furthermore, their benefits and disadvantages for measuring impact are discussed."

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UK review of the provision of information about higher education: National Student Survey results and trends analysis 2005-2013

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HEFCE report. This document presents the results and trends from an analysis of the first nine years of data from the National Student Survey (NSS).

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Regional challenges: a collaborative approach to improving education

Regional challenges: a collaborative approach to improving education | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

CentreForum report. Considers why London schools have more educational success. How can these improvements be transfered to other regions of the UK.

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Independent Commission on Fees report on access to university

Independent Commission on Fees report on access to university | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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analysis of trends in higher education full report url http://www.independentcommissionfees.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ICoF-Report-Aug-2014.pdf

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Gender and Higher Education Leadership: Researching the careers of TMP alumni - Publication

Gender and Higher Education Leadership: Researching the careers of TMP alumni - Publication | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Leadership Foundation for Higher Education research

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Unleashing student demand by ending number controls in Australia: An incomplete experiment?

At the end of 2013, George Osborne announced the end of student number caps. In future, higher education institutions will be free to recruit as many students as they want. But it remains unclear how the change will be implemented, how it will be paid for and what it will mean in practice. In this report written by Andrew Norton, Programme Director in Higher Education at the Grattan Institute in Melbourne, HEPI considers how the same policy worked when it was rolled out in Australia.
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Literature review IL and employability

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The report was prepared by Megan Wiley on behalf of SCONUL's User Experience and Success Strategy Group.


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If you ever wondered why libraries were important then read this. Learning how to find and use information properly is what employers are looking for. Librarians can help you!

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Access agreements for 2015-16: key statistics and analysis

OFFA - Office for Fair Access. Promoting and safeguarding fair access to higher education. scroll down the list of publications.direct url

http://www.offa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Access-agreements-for-2015-16-key-statistics-and-analysis.pdf


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AGR Summer Survey: Graduate job vacancies predicted to rise by 17%

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Summary of Association of Graduate Recruiters latest survey

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2014-Report reveals positive impact of HEFCE funding on student success

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Outcomes of access agreement, widening participation strategic statement and National Scholarship Programme monitoring for 2012-13’ full text report

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Annual Higher education business community survey 2014

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Improving the student learning experience -

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Sector-wide view of how higher education institutions across England are improving student learning opportunities. BIS Research Paper 169. from UK government.

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Sutton Trust Higher Ambitions summit

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Held in London July 2014 focused on technical and vocational education website includes reports and polls on attitudes towards apprenticeships and vocational education.

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Employers want education system to better prepare young people for life outside school gates – CBI/Pearson survey

Employers want education system to better prepare young people for life outside school gates – CBI/Pearson survey | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Businesses want the education system to better prepare young people with the attitudes and attributes they need to succeed in the world of work, according to this year’s CBI/Pearson Education and Skil
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Open Access: An independent evaluation

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Children who attend private school will earn £193,700 more on average in their early careers than their state educated peers, analysis of open access programme (sutton Trust) by Social Market Foundation)

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