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University Rankings: using Scival to analyse performance

Did you know that Times Higher World rankings and QS World University rankings use citation data? QS World rankings gives 20% of its mark to a university’s citation count and Times World rankings gives 30%. 157 more words

Research News

October's an exciting month for conferences for info pros!

Internet Librarian International

It’s been my pleasure to attend the Internet Librarian International conference for the past, ooh, many, years.  This year it’s a particular pleasure as Programme Director Val Skelton has also asked me to moderate a session. 346 more words

Internet Librarian International

New Models of Knowledge Production Needed

A study by Biswas and Kirchherr (2015) found that 82% of peer-reviewed publications in the humanities are never cited. The study’s authors estimate that less than 5% of peer-reviewed humanities papers are ever read by anyone. 336 more words


The Altmetric bookmarklet - a researcher view

“Academics seem to be obsessed with metrics of all kinds at the moment, and I’m certainly not immune to it as my recent post on the h-index… 55 more words


The "oligopoly of academic publishers" and anime/manga studies

When I am asked to describe my own “academic interests”, anime and manga are actually not the first thing that I bring up. Rather, what I am interested in first and foremost is knowledge sharing – the theory behind drives (or prevents) people from sharing their knowledge with others, the actual tools and techniques that facilitate knowledge sharing, and the specific ways that individuals share knowledge – such as by publishing books or journal articles. 898 more words

Journal Articles

I Like, I Cite? Do Facebook Likes Predict the Impact of Scientific Work?

Due to the increasing amount of scientific work and the typical delays in publication, promptly assessing the impact of scholarly work is a huge challenge. To meet this challenge, one solution may be to create and discover innovative indicators. 253 more words

Social Media

My Co-op So Far, Part I

Research Metrics

Under the guidance of the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian (BRIL), I have been working on a series of ongoing projects related to institutional and faculty research impact and bibliometrics. 259 more words

Academic Library