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New ways of viewing data

There has been a series of articles in Nature and The Scholarly Kitchen regarding (yet) another way of comparing the impact of journals via citations.  Among the problems with the more traditional journal … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Measures & factors of collection evaluation

As I have been developing a model of collection evaluation – that is, examining the features of specific subsets of our libraries’ collections, usually based on subjects – I have … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Notes from the OA Symposium, 2016

As I mentioned previously (actually, about 30 minutes ago in real time), it’s been a busy week in Denton.  The University of North Texas hosted two separate meetings on overlapping … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Notes from the Library Publishing Forum

It’s been a busy week at UNT – host of two meetings: The Library Publishing Forum and the 7th annual Open Access Symposium.  The dates, and themes, are overlapping – … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Removing barriers to access

I was catching up on library-related news stories and noticed a small trend in the posts that were catching my eyes…access, or rather, barriers to access.  These were mostly regarding … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

To Float or Not To Float | Collection Management

Most libraries that adopt floating collections expect circulation to rise because collections will be better distributed to meet patron demand. Yet how many have analyzed whether collections perform better after … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Use of the Nation’s Library

The Library of Congress released some basic statistics regarding holdings & usage in 2015, nicely summarized by Gary Price for LJ.  The size of the LoC is well-known – after … Continue reading

February 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Data, data everywhere in the news

Struggling to consider my blog topic this week, the problem being too many stories to choose from, I was struck by how many stories were about data.  Aha…a topic! First, … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 Via Gary Price at LJ InfoDocket “The new report is titled, “If You Build It, Will They Fund? … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

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