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The charitable causes Americans care about most

The charitable causes Americans care about most | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Youth and families, animals, medical research and education top the list of charitable causes Americans find most important.
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Libraries Offer Prepaid Visa Debit Cards to Patrons - NerdWallet (blog)

Libraries Offer Prepaid Visa Debit Cards to Patrons - NerdWallet (blog) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Public libraries in three states offer plastic that doubles as a library and a prepaid debit card, to raise money and provide a financial service to patrons
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Information Literacy: A Brief Approach of Education In The Information Society

Authors: Héctor Javier García Llorente and María José Rodríguez Conde. Credits: Conference Chair Francisco José García-Peñalvo (USAL, Spain) Steering Committee Francisco José García-Pe...
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Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone?

Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone? | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Scholarly articles, filled with indubitable knowledge and analysis, only exist for the general public behind pricey paywalls. So one lecturer is advocating for them to be free of charge.
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Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone?

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Experts call for gender-sensitive strategies ahead of post-2015 development negotiations

Addis Ababa, 17 November 2014 (ECA) - As Africa gears up for the post-2015 development negotiations participants attending the experts segment of the 9th Regional Review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing +20) which started...
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Many popular teaching practices are ineffective, warns new Sutton Trust report

Lavish praise for students is among seven popular teaching practices not supported by evidence, according to a new Sutton Trust report which reviews over 200 pieces of research on how to develop great teachers.


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Many popular teaching practices are ineffective, warns new Sutton Trust report

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Some interesting results here

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Time for a wake up call! I will refrain from saying I told you so.

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Why going to the library is one of the best things I do for my kids and the planet - Treehugger

Why going to the library is one of the best things I do for my kids and the planet - Treehugger | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
It's so much more than books.
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Reputation and impact in academic careers

Reputation and impact in academic careers | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Over a scientist’s career, a reputation is developed, a standing within a research community, based largely upon the quantity and quality of his/her publications. Here, we develop a framework for quantifying the influence author reputation has on a publication’s future impact. We find author reputation plays a key role in driving a paper’s citation count early in its citation life cycle, before a tipping point, after which reputation has much less influence relative to the paper’s citation count. In science, perceived quality, and decisions made based on those perceptions, is increasingly linked to citation counts. Shedding light on the complex mechanisms driving these quantitative measures facilitates not only better evaluation of scientific outputs but also a more transparent evaluation of the scientists producing them.

 

Reputation and impact in academic careers
Alexander Michael Petersen, Santo Fortunato, Raj K. Pan, Kimmo Kaski, Orion Penner, Armando Rungi, Massimo Riccaboni, H. Eugene Stanley, and Fabio Pammolli

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1323111111


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Master of Science in Library & Information Science

Simmons SLIS is ranked in the Top 10 for Library and Information Studies programs. In specialty areas they are ranked #1 in Archives, #3 in Services for Chil...
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French journalism school executive accused of plagiarism - The Guardian

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Agnès Chauveau suspended as executive director at prestigious Sciences Po school after alleged use of other journalists’ work
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