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Powered by Practice: Linking LIS and library life | Editorial

Powered by Practice: Linking LIS and library life | Editorial | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
The struggle to improve the affinity between library schools and applied librarianship has just gained a powerful ally.
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I'd be interested in seeing what changes this can bring...
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Analysis of Bibliometrics information for selecting the best field of study

Bibliometrics can be defined as the statistical analysis of publications. Bibliometrics has focused on the quantitative analysis of citations and citation coun…
Via Nader Ale Ebrahim
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I'm not sure what is meant by "selecting the best field of study"...is this referring to career or research interests, or selecting fields to study using bibliometrics...I worry about the former, because it kinda "games" the system.
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The HathiTrust Research Center: Exploring the Full-Text Frontier

The HathiTrust Research Center: Exploring the Full-Text Frontier | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is pooling resources that operate above any one campus, in order to create a shared service that can be used by all.
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Interesting..."non-consumptive research".  Lots of tools, data sets, etc. to research the digitized content.  Not just for Digital Humanities - what about LIS research potential?
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Research Article: “Using Data Visualization to Examine an Academic Library Collection” (Preprint) | LJ INFOdocket

Research Article: “Using Data Visualization to Examine an Academic Library Collection” (Preprint) | LJ INFOdocket | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
The following approved for publication research article is scheduled for final publication in the November 1, 2016 issue of College and Research Libraries (C&RL). Title Using Data Visualization to Examine an Academic Library Collection Authors Jannette L.
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As a "pre-print", this announcement is a little old, but the official publication will not be until November, 2016...I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Social Studies of Science

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Could this be a service that libraries initiate (or revive?) - fact-checking & citation-checking?  I recall from my medical library days that admin assistants and RA's would be tasked with this...but it may require greater finesse than simply verifying citation data.  
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Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act?

Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act? | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is meant to protect copyright holders from illegal piracy, but its often broad application can stifle research and free speech.
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Interesting examples of gaming the system.
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New Research Report From Cornell and Ithaka: “A Day in the Life of a (Serious) Researcher: Envisioning the Future of the Research Library” | LJ INFOdocket

New Research Report From Cornell and Ithaka: “A Day in the Life of a (Serious) Researcher: Envisioning the Future of the Research Library” | LJ INFOdocket | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
From a Blog Post by Nancy Fried Foster (Senior Anthropologist, Libraries and Scholarly Communication, Ithaka S+R): Is the library of the future something that will come into view once we crest the next hill?
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This kind of research can be most insightful.  
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OCLC Research Releases New Report on the Sustainability of Research Data Management by Libraries

OCLC Research Releases New Report on the Sustainability of Research Data Management by Libraries | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it

OCLC Research Releases New Report on the Sustainability of Research Data Management by Libraries Via Gary Price at LJ InfoDocket "The new report is titled, “If You Build It, Will They Fund?

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Public Library Survey Compare Tool re-released ...

Public Library Survey Compare Tool re-released ... | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it

For all your public library data needs as we wind down 2015, check out the newly re-released Public Library Survey (PLS) Compare Tool from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and its national Public Library Survey.

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hmmm, Gonna have to check this one out....

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Harvard Launches User Research Center

Harvard Launches User Research Center | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it

In August, Harvard Library opened its User Research Center (URC), where library staff can discuss, design, and implement in-person and device-based user experience research.

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Library Juice » Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference

Library Juice » Archival Research and Education: Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it

Archival Research and Education Selected Papers from the 2014 AERI Conference Editors: Richard J.

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Introduction to Library Research Methods

Library research methods encompass a broad array of theoretical and applied research designs and methodologies in library and information science. Library ...
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New 'text mining' tech tools boon for Vanderbilt researchers - Vanderbilt University News

New 'text mining' tech tools boon for Vanderbilt researchers - Vanderbilt University News | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
A partnership between the Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt Libraries can benefit the entire campus research community with the availability of new technology tools that include a 'back door portal' to LexisNexis Academic content.
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"Vanderbilt University scholars can now take advantage of new technological tools to extract and analyze huge amounts of text, with the potential for increased research opportunities across disciplines."

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Enhancing the efficiency of library support services

Enhancing the efficiency of library support services | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
This week’s Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) summer conference and AGM is based around the theme of 'library transformation'.
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Non-Spaces for Scientific Communication. Reflections on the Publication of Academic Journals in the Field of Education | Aula Magna 2.0


Via L. García Aretio, juandoming
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Journal publishing in the social sciences...from the journal founder's perspective.
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Evolutionary Library Science

Evolutionary Library Science | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
As new demands are made on libraries, people like Ryan Litsey, the document delivery/interlibrary loan assistant librarian at the Texas Tech University Library, are developing new ways to meet those needs.
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“Librarians were beginning to see requests for new and different types of resources, data sets, and eBooks,” says Litsey, who led the development of Occams Reader, the first foray in addressing the changing demands of resource sharing. “We are experimenting with predictive analytics in ILL (Interlibrary loan), our hope is to be able to gets users the resources they want before they know they want them,” he says.
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Update on a Library Research Project

Update on a Library Research Project | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
Preliminary results on a research project on library acquisitions are now in. They suggest some interesting patterns in collection-building; the data from this project will be useful for other researchers.
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This could be interesting...
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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
100 Search Engines For Academic Research
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Interesting that several library-specific sites were listed, including WorldCat.
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University of Kansas Acquires 1,000 Zines from a Defunct Radical Library

University of Kansas Acquires 1,000 Zines from a Defunct Radical Library | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
The University of Kansas (KU) Libraries recently acquired over 1,000 zines from the former Solidarity radical organization in Lawrence, Kansas.
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ATG Conferences, Meeting, and Webinars 3/10/16 | Against The Grain

ATG Conferences, Meeting, and Webinars 3/10/16 | Against The Grain | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
Professional Growth & Development Opportunities Sponsored by: Information Today; ALCTS; IFLA: EBSCO Computers in Libraries 2016 Date: March 8 – 10; Location: Washington Hilton, Washington, DC Theme: Library Labs: Research, Innovation,...
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National Libraries Day: Researching the History of the National Art Library

National Libraries Day: Researching the History of the National Art Library | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it

Did you know that the Library is older than the V&A itself? Or that one of its early Keepers, the irascible W. H.

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A Student View of Academic Libraries | Dialogue 27 | Gensler

A Student View of Academic Libraries | Dialogue 27 | Gensler | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
Those living within walking distance of campus also study slightly more than average, while those commuting to campus spend the least time on each activity. This suggests that commuters lack options about where to study, compared with their on-campus and near-campus peers. Providing more options that address their unique needs may be an important direction for libraries in the future.
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Q&A: How to use bibliometrics to evaluate interdisciplinary research

Q&A: How to use bibliometrics to evaluate interdisciplinary research | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it

Eleonora Palmaro, a bioengineer at the Italian Institute of Technology (and an Elsevier trainee) shares her insights

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The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items.

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The LoC recently revised it's site & home page.  Pretty cool stuff there...check it out!

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Analysis of bibliometric indicators for European policies 2000–2013

Analysis of bibliometric indicators for European policies 2000–2013 | Library & Information Science Research | Scoop.it
In June 2015, Science-Metrix successfully completed the largest bibliometric study in Europe for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation.
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