Tag Archives: scholarly communication

Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians published

(21 August 2017) The NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians have been approved and adopted by the NASIG Executive Board. They are now available at the NASIG web site at https://goo.gl/94eisN. This document describes the skills that librarians need to work in the highly collaborative environment related to digital scholarship and scholarly communications in […]


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Gained in translation: adding value to research to inform policy

(14 June 2017) Within the social sciences, translating and sharing new knowledge is now common practice amongst many researchers and institutions across academia. From evidence briefings and summaries of literature to online blogs and presentations, a wide range of research evidence aims to engage policy and practitioner audiences so they can more easily access and […]


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Job Opportunity at Hong Kong Baptist University Library (Re-advertisement)

Scholarly Communications Librarian (PR325-2/16-17) (29 May 2017) Hong Kong Baptist University Library now seeks an enthusiastic, out-going, and organised individual to join the team of Digital and Multimedia Services Section as Scholarly Communications Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian). The successful candidate will participate in the library’s training and consultation programmes to support faculty […]


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Trends in Singapore’s academic libraries

(15 May 2017) Singapore has six universities, several polytechnics and a number of research institutes.  In this article, Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University,  highlights the collaborative and institutional activities and trends among Singapore’s academic libraries, including scholarly communication, space and architecture, information literacy and community engagement. The full article, Trends in Singapore,  is […]


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Hong Kong Baptist University Library hiring Scholarly Communications Librarian (PR325/16-17)

(2 May 2017) Hong Kong Baptist University Library seeks an enthusiastic, out-going, and organised individual to join the team of the Digital and Multimedia Services Section as Scholarly Communications Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian).  The successful candidate will: (i)      oversee for the library’s training and consultation programmes to support faculty publishing, data management, […]


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Be the Scholarly Communications Librarian at UNSW Australia

(3 March 2017) The UNSW Library manages the Research Output System (ROS) and the UNSWorks institutional repository to harvest, manage and make openly available the research outputs of the university. A key priority of the Library is to provide leadership, advocacy, information and advice to academic staff and higher degree research students on the selection […]


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Next generation repositories – now open for public comments

COAR is pleased to announce the publication of the initial outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group for public comment. (7 February 2017) In April 2016, COAR launched a working group to help identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories and develop a road map for their adoption. For the past several months, […]


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ARL Library Directors advise on Digital Dunhuang Initiative

(10 November 2016) Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member library directors Brian E. C. Schottlaender, UC San Diego, and Xuemao Wang, University of Cincinnati, were invited by the Dunhuang Research Academy of China to participate in a two-day International Dunhuang Consultative Committee meeting on October 24 and 25, 2016. The academy is engaging the newly […]


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SMU hiring Library Specialist, Scholarly Communication

(15 July 2016) This position works with team members to create and edit the records in the Integrated Research Information System (IRIS) and Institutional Knowledge (InK) at SMU. This position also works to ensure through continuous improvement methods, that effective and efficient access to library resources are available to the SMU community (students, faculty and […]


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Librarians’ competencies for E-research and scholarly communication

(15 July 2016) COAR explains that the aim of this task force is to produce a number of competency profiles that will help to build capacity in libraries for supporting new roles in the area of scholarly communication and e-research. The profiles will enable library managers to identify skill gaps in their institution, form the […]


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What do mathematicians think about their journals? Peer review quality tops list of stated issues

(22 June 2016) Cameron Neylon (Curtin University), David Michael Roberts (University of Adelaide) and Mark C Wilson (University of Auckland) have conducted a large-scale survey of what mathematicians think of their scholarly publishing options and what improvements are required. Covering topics like open access, peer review and editorial processes, the survey findings reveal some fascinating […]


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New Librarians’ Competency Profiles published

(13 June 2016) A Task Force chaired by EIFL has released two new librarians’ competency profiles that will help to build capacity in libraries for supporting new roles in the area of scholarly communication and e-research. The librarians’ competency profiles were released during the  ELPUB 2016 conference, which took place from 7 – 9 June […]


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“A Case of Academic Social Networking Sites Usage in Malaysia” offered for free access

Is Academic Social Networking the New Wave of Student-Teacher Communication? (June 2016) Social networking tools have become an integral part of our daily lives. Recently, Academic Social Networking Sites (ASNS) have attracted global users, proving a useful tool for academic research activities. But there still seems to be some resistance among users as some researchers […]


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A preprint goes viral. What happens next?

(1 June 2016)  John Sack writes in the HighWire blog that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s bioRxiv preprint server hit a milestone these last few days with the posting of a preprint on the link between cell phone radiation and tumors in rats. CSHL and HighWire – who hosts the bioRxiv manuscript system and preprint server for CSHL […]


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Major research library organisations meet to discuss international collaboration

(24 March 2016) The first joint meeting of five of the world’s most prominent academic and research library organisations took place at the British Library in London on Tuesday 8 March, ahead of the Research Libraries UK Conference. The meeting gathered together the elected leaders and executive directors of the following organisations: ARL        Association […]


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