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A&I, full text, and open access: prophecy from the trenches.
(Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, 2009-01-09)
This invited essay predicts the demise of most traditional abstracting and indexing services, i.e. finding tools. Free finding tools continue to improve and gain significant mind share among library patrons. Library budgets ...
Finding Physical Properties
A practical guide and introduction to searching for properties of compounds and materials. The presentation focuses on the process, but also covers some of the major resources, but free and subscription.
Evaluating Collections & Saving Money: Old and New Tools
This present discusses evaluation of journal and database subscriptions by means of a faculty survey, subject fund reallocations, shift of material off-site, and evaluating databases in an environment when so many use just Google.
Get Cited or Perish: The h-index & Researcher Incentives for Open Access
Increasingly, citations to one’s publications are being used as part of the evaluation of dossiers, departments, and even in the evaluation of grants. Hence, it is important to not only figure out where to publish, but ...
Justification for Keeping Print Journal Subscription Form
This handy 1-page form provides a checklist of reasons a library would continue to maintain a print subscription rather than going electronic only.
SciFinder Scholar 2006: an Empirical Analysis of Research Topic Query Processing
(American Chemical Society, 2006-03)
Topical search queries in SciFinder Scholar are processed through an extensive set of natural language processing algorithms that greatly enhance the relevance and comprehensiveness of the search results. Little detailed ...
Google & Company: Are we learning the lessons fast enough?
This presentation is a wide-ranging discussion of the impact of Google on librarians' role and function as information intermediaries. The impact of free services and open access on traditional library services is discussed.
Open Access: Changing the Equation for Scholars and Librarians
The presentation discusses the benefits of open access publishing. The current scholarly publishing system is broken, a victim of run away costs of journal subscriptions.
Have Scholarly e-Books Come of Age
Electronic books are still in the process of being fully adopted by university libraries. The costs and benefits of subscription versus pruchase models is discussed.
Evaluating the Risks and Benefits of Going E-Only
A careful examination of the license, pricing, and subscriptions is required to establish the risks and benefits in converting print journals into electronic only journal access.