The Impact Factor of Open Access Journals: Data and Trends [conference slides]

Posted by Celia Walter | 22 Jun, 2010
From an Abstract:

This work is aimed at testing the most trational bibliometric indicator, Impact Factor, and Open Access journals. It is focused mainly on the JCR Science edition, because of the largest coverage in OA journals (about 5%). OA journals rank in the top fifty percentiles with a 38,62% share. The research is to be continued on the incoming JCR 2010 edition.

Presentation By: Elena Giglia, University of Turin

In ELPUB 2010 – Publishing in the networked world: Transforming the nature of communication, Helsinki (Finland), 16-18 June 2010 (via E-LIS)

Access the Presentation (62 Slides; PDF)

Source: ELPUB (via e-LIS) via

Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians, New Report from ACRL, June 21st, 2010

Posted by Celia Walter | 22 Jun, 2010
From an ACRLog Post by Kara Malenfant:

ACRL has released a new report, “Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Higher Education in 2025 (33 Pages; PDF),” to prompt academic librarians to consider what trends may impact the future of higher education in order to take strategic action now. Authored by David J. Staley, director of the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching in the History Department of Ohio State University, and Kara J. Malenfant, ACRL scholarly communications and government relations specialist, the report presents 26 possible scenarios for the future which may have an impact on all types of academic libraries over the next 15 years.

Access the Full Text Report: “Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Higher Education in 2025 (33 Pages; PDF)”

The co-authors of the report, Kara J. Malenfant and Dr. David J. Staley discuss the report (overview, how it was developed, etc.) in a 11 minute, 57 seconds podcast located near the bottom of the weblog post. You can also download the podcast as an mp3 file.

Full Text: “Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Higher Education in 2025 (33 Pages; PDF)

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Source: Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)via

Cloud computing

Posted by Celia Walter | 22 Jun, 2010

The latest issue of Educause Review focuses on cloud computing “as college and university, association, and corporate leaders discuss the opportunities/risks and the promise/peril in using cloud services”.

From iLibrarian blog

Abbreviations directory

Posted by Celia Walter | 22 Jun, 2010



Featured Abbreviation: BINGO -- Business INcubation of Global Organizations

Assembly, General, File Extensions, Networking, Telecom, Software, Hardware, Assembly, Databases, SMS, Drivers, Security , Unix »
Chat, Emoticons, Domain Names,
Chemistry, Electronics, Ocean Science, Meteorology, Amateur Radio, Universities, Mathematics, Physics, Academic Degrees »
Funnies, Food, Farming, Plastics, Sci-Fi,
Months, Days, Unit Measures, Chess,
Clothes, Journal Abbreviation Sources »
Physiology, Oncology, Laboratory
Human Genome, Veterinary, Hospitals »
Occupations & Positions, International,
Stock Exchange, Firms, Accounting,
NASDAQ Symbols, NYSE Symbols »
UN, Military, US Gov., NASA, Police, FBI,
State & Local, Suppliers, Transportation »
Famous, Sports, Media, Religion, Unions, Law, Educational, Film Censorship, Schools, Conferences, Music, Non-Profit »
Countries, US States, Canada Provinces, Currencies, Time Zones, Airport Codes, Telephone Country Codes, Railroads »
Spanish, French, Mexican, Russian,
Italian, Latin, German, Turkish, Hebrew »