Scholarly communications selected links from June 2018

Impact factor/research evaluation and metrics in the news:

Changing the subscription model; universities negotiating for open access publishing:

And I continue to be interested in new tools for discovery and access, because what’s the point of publishing if folks can’t find it?

  • The Latest in Search: Do New Discovery Solutions Improve Search as well as Retrieval?, post by Lettie Y. Conrad on The Scholarly Kitchen. Compares 1Findr, Dimensions, Kopernio, Microsoft Academic, WorldCat and Google Scholar; be sure to skim the comments also. Her conclusion is the “library’s discovery layer or Google Scholar (where I have set up library links)” still works best but I found the post and links very interesting. The new tools may someday make discovery and access easier so it’s worth checking occasionally as she reports.

About the author

Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819