Development of bibliometric indicators of research quality

The United Kingdom, through the Higher Education Funding Council for England, has worked since 2005 to reform the evaluation of research, known as the RAE (Research Assessment Exercise). The latest study, published in a report in September 2008, sought to analyze and deploy a database containing all academic and publications submitted to evaluation committees during fiscal 2001. Commissioned by HEFCE and conducted by the Center for the Study of Science and Technology ...

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How to make a life plan

A life plan is the way to plan ahead and dream of things that we yearn to do in our lives. A plan is the key for your life settlement. Have to know your wishes, dream, ability, limitation and the activities for the life settlements. In the course of translating our dreams needs love and delivery targets we have in mind.

Steps

  • Need of the objectives (which are the foundations to build your project and ...
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Towards adaptive information systems: individual differences and hypermedia

Sherry Yu-Hua Chen and Nigel J. Ford

1. Introduction

Hypermedia, which is a combination of multimedia and hypertext, is distinguishable from traditional computer assisted learning (CAL) by the node-and-link structure inherent to the organisation of information and the fact that it is also based on integrated media (Heller, 1992). Compared with alternative tools, hypermedia in the learning environment has been associated with a number of potential benefits.

2. Potential Benefits For Learning

Hypermedia systems possess a number of characteristics ...

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What Is Needed to Educate Future Digital Librarians: A Study of Current Practice and Staffing Patterns in Academic and Research Libraries

Abstract

Due to the changing nature of librarianship resulting from the increasing amount of information available in digital format, educating digital librarians has become an important agenda within library and information science schools. To design and offer appropriate courses and teaching approaches for training competent digital librarians, educators can benefit from feedback provided by current practitioners in order to accurately determine what skills and knowledge are really required for digital librarians to be effective in the digital work place. To that ...

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US Library of Congress’ Digital Collection One of World’s Largest

The U.S. Library of Congress is well known for being the world’s largest library. That is, in the traditional, paper format. Now, the library is on the way to hosting the largest digital collection in the world with more than 700 terabytes of data.

Converting holdings to a digital format

LibraryOfCongresswebServersThis is the new look of the U.S. Library of Congress: blinking lights, lots of cables and an ocean of digital information with ...

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A new partnership promotes Sony Reader for borrowing eBooks in public libraries

sony-reader-prs-5002The eBook format is is moving forward quickly – more online stores, more devices, more readers. And now it’s penetrating a place that until lately was almost exclusively associated only with physical books – the library.

Sony, developer of the Sony Reader Digital Book, has partnered up with OverDrive, the leading global digital distributor of eBooks and audiobooks to libraries, to offer readers an easier way to borrow e-books from the library. ...

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Hazel Hall and Science Research Coalition

Library and Information Science Research Coalition was a three year project established in 2009 and funded by British Library, Joint Information Systems Committee, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and Research Information Network.

The LIS Research Coalition is administered by a Board of Directors which has a representative of every member organization. Professor Hazel Hall was appointed to execute the strategies of Coalition in August 2009. She was in the Coalition as a part-time secondment, while still upholding her position ...

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Should Libraries Engage in Marketing?

Recently, various libraries around the world have been actively and aggressively participating in marketing. Librarians have come to understand the importance of application of marketing principles in their libraries. There is no denying the fact that marketing, as a tool, helps further the goals that an organization sets for itself by focusing on the lifetime value of a customer. And the same fact holds true for libraries as well, which have been facing increasingly stiff competition from the modern changes.

What ...

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How to Write a Marketing Plan

How to Write a Marketing Plan?

A market plan defines the existing market situation of your business and its marketing strategies. Market plans generally spread over a term of one to five years. The aim of a marketing plan is to indicate the actions and steps to be taken to accomplish the goals of a business. The content of the plan is of importance and not your style of writing. Here is how you can write a marketing plan for your ...

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Silence is golden to librarians and booksellers.

That’s one of several concerns librarians have with a provision in the USA Patriot Act, passed by Congress last year in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It gives the FBI authority to search library and bookstore circulation records and, where applicable, Internet user records, in an investigation of international terrorism or for other intelligence probes.

Unlike most search warrants, the FBI doesn’t have to show evidence of wrongdoing or that ...

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