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latest issue Journal of Information Literacy now published

latest issue Journal of Information Literacy now published | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
open access journal of information literacy
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favourite article. The creation of a university library outreach programme to develop the information literacy of further education students: an interactive approach to support transition Lisa Anderson, Stephen Bull shows how teachers also need training in IL. gives details of outreach for transitional students.
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University Alliance responds to BIS’ Postgraduate loans consultation | University Alliance

University Alliance responds to BIS’ Postgraduate loans consultation | University Alliance | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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UCL launches UK’s first fully Open Access university press

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The Press will mainly focus on scholarly monographs, textbooks and journals and its three inaugural titles include: Temptation in the Archives by Lisa Jardine, Treasures from UCL by Gillian Furlong and The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections by Alice Stevenson.

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New Case Study: “University Faculty Awareness and Attitudes Towards Open Access Publishing and the Institutional Repository

New Case Study: “University Faculty Awareness and Attitudes Towards Open Access Publishing and the Institutional Repository | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

 Zheng Ye (Lan) Yang, Texas A&M University
Yu Li, Texas A&M University . survey  of Texas A&M university. Suggests ideas to increase engagement. full text at

http://jlsc-pub.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1210&context=jlsc



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Grade point average: Report of the GPA pilot project 2013-14 | The Higher Education Academy

 It asks the question: Can a GPA system enhance the reporting of student achievement in the UK?

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OECD Skills Outlook 2015 - Youth, Skills and Employability

OECD Skills Outlook 2015 - Youth, Skills and Employability | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Young people around the world are struggling to enter the labour market. In some OECD countries, one in four 16-29 year-olds is neither employed nor in education or training. The OECD Skills Outlook 2015 shows how improving the employability of youth requires a comprehensive approach. While education , social, and labour market policies have key roles to play, co-ordination between public policies and the private sector is also crucial. The publication, which builds on the results of the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) presented in the first edition of the Skills Outlook, also presents examples of successful policies in selected countries.

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PhD: is the doctoral thesis obsolete?

PhD: is the doctoral thesis obsolete? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
Should the foundations of a 21st-century academic career still be built on the traditional model?
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UCU - University and College Union - Two-fifths of staff on casual contracts struggling to pay the bills

UCU - University and College Union - Two-fifths of staff on casual contracts struggling to pay the bills | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
More than two-fifths (42%) of staff on casual contracts, such as controversial zero-hours contracts, in universities and colleges have struggled to pay household bills, according to a new report released today by UCU.
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Making ends meet: the human cost of casualisation in education (.pdf) [940kb], surveyed over 2,500 academic and academic-related staff in further and higher education who are on casual contracts*.

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Executive MBA Ranking 2015

Executive MBA Ranking 2015 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

EConomist magazine Top 100 rankings of the best business schools. Find full-time MBA, part-time MBA, online MBA, and EMBA.

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The Hague Declaration

The Hague Declaration | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Over 50 organisations have signed The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age, which calls for immediate changes to intellectual property (IP) law and the removal of other barriers preventing widened and more equal access to data.

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Evaluation by Citation: Trends in Publication Behavior, Evaluation Criteria, and the Strive for High Impact Publications -

Evaluation by Citation: Trends in Publication Behavior, Evaluation Criteria, and the Strive for High Impact Publications - | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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abstract: Criteria for the evaluation of most scholars’ work have recently received wider attention due to high-profile cases of scientific misconduct which are perceived to be linked to these criteria. However, in the competition for career advancement and funding opportunities almost all scholars are subjected to the same criteria. Therefore these evaluation criteria act as ‘switchmen’, determining the tracks along which scholarly work is pushed by the dynamic interplay of interests of both scholars and their institutions. Currently one of the most important criteria is the impact of publications. In this research, the extent to which publish or perish, a long standing evaluation criterion, led to scientific misconduct is examined briefly. After this the strive for high impact publications will be examined, firstly by identifying the period in which this became an important evaluation criterion, secondly by looking at variables contributing to the impact of scholarly papers by means of a non-structured literature study, and lastly by combining these data into a quantitative analysis.

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LILAC 2015 papers

LILAC 2015 papers | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Now available online papers and presentations .

Key themes information literacy: under 18s, employability, outreach, new technology

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Complete University Guide league tables 2016

Complete University Guide league tables 2016 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings

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Webinar on Radical Information Literacy | Research Information Network

Webinar on Radical Information Literacy | Research Information Network | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Really good discussion hosted by InformAll. Andrew Whitworth discusses topics relating to his book. He considers is information literacy institutionalised- associated with professional teachers, librarians . how and should it become more community focused

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Consultation response: support for postgraduate study | Royal Society

Consultation response: support for postgraduate study | Royal Society | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
The Royal Society has responded to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skill’s consultation on support for postgraduate study.
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Ahead of the election, the coalition government launched a consultation on support for postgraduate study, including possible loans for postgraduate research students

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Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible

Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

OCLC Research report advice on promoting archives and special collections.

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Exploring scholarly trends and shifts impacting the academic reputation of the world's leading universities

Exploring scholarly trends and  shifts impacting the academic reputation of the world's leading universities | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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http://researchanalytics.thomsonreuters.com/researchanalytics/m/pdfs/scholarly_trends

white paper summarising trends from the 6th year of the Thomson Reuters Academic Survey

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HarvardX and MITx: Two Years of Open Online Courses Fall 2012-Summer 2014

HarvardX and MITx: Two Years of Open Online Courses Fall 2012-Summer 2014 | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

SSRN paper by Anfrew Dean Ho et al. Considers who signs up and completion rates. Interesting fact - large number of professional teachers taking courses.

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Student loans: How Government accounting is binding the hands of policymakers - HEPI

Student loans: How Government accounting is binding the hands of policymakers - HEPI | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

In a new HEPI pamphlet, The accounting and budgeting of student loans, Andrew McGettigan reveals how the treatment of student loans in the national and departmental accounts is driving policy. 

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International students: a £2.3 billion British success story | London First

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The report, London Calling: International students’ contribution to Britain’s economic growth,
 shows the economic contribution to London

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A living document: reincarnating the research article

The limitations of the traditional research paper are well known and widely discussed; however, rather than seeking solutions to the problems created by this model of publication, it is time to do away with a print era anachronism and design a new model of publication, with modern technology embedded at its heart. Instead of the current system with multiple publications, across multiple journals, publication could move towards a single, evolving document that begins with trial registration and then extends to include the full protocol and results as they become available, underpinned by the raw clinical data and all code used to obtain the result. This model would lead to research being evaluated prospectively, based on its hypothesis and methodology as stated in the study protocol, and move away from considering serendipitous results to be synonymous with quality, while also presenting readers with the opportunity to reliably evaluate bias or selective reporting in the published literature.
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article byb Daniel R Shanahan published in trials seeks a new model of research publication.

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Save Adult Education campaign

Save Adult Education campaign | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Massive cuts in funding for adult learning courses risk decimating further education provision and leaving millions of the most vulnerable Read analysis from UCU

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"Understanding the Research Practices of Humanities Doctoral Students a" by Denise Hersey, Sarah Calhoun et al.

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ethnographic study on Library use in Yale University

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QS World University Rankings® 2014/15

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Free aces to some overall rankings some by subject area require a subscription. check the methodology used on the website

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How to provide meaningful experience of the world in work for young people as part of 16 to 19 study programmes:

How to provide meaningful experience of the world in work for young people as part of 16 to 19 study programmes: | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Top tips for senior leaders in schools and colleges
Tami McCrone, Vicky Hopwood, Pauline Wade and Richard White
Practical Guide, April 2015. Published by NFER includes case studies.

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