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LibQUAL+ 2019 registration now open: Join the global assessment community

(20 August 2018) The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2019 LibQUAL+ survey. LibQUAL+ is a tool that libraries use to solicit, track, understand, and act upon users’ opinions of service quality. The protocol is a rigorously tested web survey that helps libraries […]


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CiteScore metrics updated with 2017 annual values

Citation impact metrics are available for all peer-reviewed research journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications covered in Scopus (31 May 2018) The latest assessment of thousands of scholarly serial publications is now available with the release of the 2017 CiteScore metrics by Elsevier. CiteScore provides a set of simple, reproducible journal metrics that […]


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The proportion of co-authored research articles has risen markedly in recent decades

(4 April 2018) The proportion of multi-authored papers in the social sciences has risen steadily over recent decades. But what are the reasons behind such a marked increase? Lukas Kuld and John O’Hagan consider a number of explanations, from increased academic specialisation and more affordable communication and travel, to the pressures of publication and an […]


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A brief history of research impact: how has impact assessment evolved in the UK and Australia?

(19 March 2018) Over the last couple of decades there has been an international push around the assessment of the wider societal impact of research. Kate Williams and Jonathan Grant document the evolution of research impact assessment in the UK and Australia, and how policies in the two countries have been seemingly interdependent, a back-and-forth […]


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The hidden costs of research assessment exercises: the curious case of Australia

(13 March 2018) Research assessment exercises provide the government and wider public with assurance of the quality of university research, with the guiding principles being accountability, transparency, and openness. But is there the same accountability and openness when it comes to the public cost of these large-scale exercises? Ksenia Sawczak examines the situation in Australia […]


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OASPA Endorses the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

(12 February 2018) OASPA is pleased to announce our formal endorsement of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). Developed in 2012 at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, DORA is a cross-disciplinary global initiative seeking to improve the ways in which scholarly research outputs are evaluated. OASPA is […]


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New assessment tool to showcase benefits of university research

(1 November 2017) A new tool to showcase the real-world impact of Australian university research will demonstrate the vast benefits it delivers to the economy and wider community. Under the scheme, universities will document the enormous social and economic contribution made by the nation’s world-class university research. Universities Australia Chief Executive Belinda Robinson said the […]


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LibQUAL+ 2018 registration now open: Join the global assessment community

(15 August 2017) Countries of LibQUAL+The Association of Research Libraries invites libraries to join the global assessment community of LibQUAL+® by registering for the 2018 LibQUAL+ survey. LibQUAL+ is a tool that libraries use to solicit, track, understand, and act upon users’ opinions of service quality. The protocol is a rigorously tested web survey that […]


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Controversial impact factor gets a heavyweight rival

(8 December 2016) Elsevier’s CiteScore uses a larger database — and provides different results for the quality of journals. Richard Van Noorden writes in Nature that one of science’s most contentious metrics has a flashy new rival. On 8 December, publishing giant Elsevier launched the CiteScore index to assess the quality of academic journals. Although […]


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New metrics from Elsevier will make journal assessment more complete and transparent

CiteScore metrics are calculated using Scopus data for over 22,200 journal titles in 330 disciplines. The largest discipline is General Medicine, with 1,549 titles. (8 December 2016)  In response to academia’s call for metrics that provide a broader, more transparent view of an academic journal’s citation impact, Scopus has developed a set of metrics that […]


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ExamSoft announces partnership with iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd

(1 August 2016, Dallas, Texas) ExamSoft Worldwide, an embedded-assessment software company based in Dallas, Texas, has partnered with the iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd to bring its leading testing analytics platform to the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to provide academic support to leading educational institutions. ExamSoft’s unique assessment software not only enables academic institutions to deliver secure, […]


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The UIS Assessment Database and Catalogue

(19 January 2016)  The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) announces the new UIS global Learning Assessments Database, an open data source that already contains information on 120 assessments in 54 countries, with more to come. The database is a free online resource available at this link, which provides standardised information on public examinations and national […]


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Library assessments in Taiwan show new heights in pursuit of excellence

(6 January 2014)  In 2013, NCL revised its assessment criteria and methods and then conducted assessments of 502 public libraries in Taiwan. The process encompassed self assessment and external assessment. Top performing libraries were honoured with awards. Read about the assessment process here.


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