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Keeping up with scholarly communications issues

By Ruth Lewis on July 31, 2018

This is probably my last post on this blog before my retirement from WU Libraries. I collected my favorite sources for thoughts and news about “scholarly communications” so you can selectively add them to your own workflow. This is an area where it is important to keep reading because...

Scholarly communications selected links from July 2018

By Ruth Lewis on July 31, 2018

A new, simplified Scholarly Communications page is now available at Washington University. We hope you find it helpful. Evaluation by altmetrics Reliability and accuracy of altmetric providers: a comparison among Altmetric.com, PlumX and Crossref Event Data, by José Luis Ortega. Scientometrics [E...

Cobden-Sanderson and the Doves Press

By Rose Miyatsu on July 23, 2018

In the early 1880s, Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson left a career in law to become a bookbinder. Cobden-Sanderson was a friend of William Morris, a prominent member of the British Arts and Crafts movement, and subscribed to his ideology about the importance of traditional craftsmanship. They believ...

Power Outage in Limited Areas of Olin to Take Place July 6

By Julie Hale on July 5, 2018

There will be a planned power outage in limited areas of Olin Library on Friday, July 6, starting at 8:00 a.m. when the library opens. Lighting and electrical outlets in the Whispers Café seating area will be off from 8:00 a.m. until mid-morning. The lighting and electrical outlets are expected t...

Scholarly communications selected links from June 2018

By Ruth Lewis on June 29, 2018

Impact factor/research evaluation and metrics in the news: Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 2018 Release (JCR 2017 data) is now available. More info. High-profile indexing service punishes 20 journals, issues unusual warning about five others, from Retraction Watch. “Clarivate is stripping 20...

Scholarly communications selected links from May 2018

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2018

In Vote to Restore Net Neutrality Rules, Several Senators Note Importance of Open Internet for Research, Education and Equity ARL [Association of Research Libraries] Policy Notes, May 16, 2018. Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press Join Blockchain for Peer Review Project #blockchai...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on April 30, 2018

The following papers were recently published by members of the Physics Department: Title: I-Xe dating of aqueous alteration in the CI chondrite Orgueil: I. Magnetite and ferromagnetic separates Authors: Pravdivtseva, O.; Krot, A. N.; Hohenberg, C. M. Source: GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 227 3...

Scholarly communications selected links from April 2018

By Ruth Lewis on April 30, 2018

What Happens When Science Just Disappears? There are a lot of blog posts about this WIRED story. I remember when we first had online journals, then online-only journals, many scholars were afraid of this happening. And indeed, there have been cases of online journal articles disappearing, especia...