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  • A&I, full text, and open access: prophecy from the trenches. 

    Wagner, A. Ben (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 ...
  • Percentile-Based Journal Impact Factors: A Neglected Collection Development Metric 

    Wagner, A. Ben (Association of College and Research Libraries * Science and Technology Section, 2009-04)
    Various normalization techniques to transform journal impact factors (JIFs) into a standard scale or range of values have been reported a number of times in the literature, but have seldom been part of collection development ...
  • Justification for Keeping Print Journal Subscription Form 

    Wagner, A. Ben (2009-05-05)
    This handy 1-page form provides a checklist of reasons a library would continue to maintain a print subscription rather than going electronic only.
  • Business of Chemistry: An Overview. 

    Wagner, A. Ben (2009-06-10)
    This presentation reviews free and subscription web-based and print resources providing information on the chemical industry. The intended audience was chemical librarians who often are more experienced in technical ...
  • Hyperlocal Libraries 

    Lyons, Charles F. (Media Source Inc, 2009-07-15)
    While Google has been busy making good on its mission "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful," it has been less successful at making your community's local information accessible ...
  • Get Cited or Perish: The h-index & Researcher Incentives for Open Access 

    Wagner, A. Ben (2009-10-26)
    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 ...
  • Institutional self-citation rates: A three year study of universities in the United States 

    Hendrix, Dean (Akadémiai Kiadó / Springer, 2009-11)
    Using Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) data, this paper calculated institutional self citations rates (ISCRs) for 96 of the top research universities in the United States from 2005-2007. Exhibiting similar temporal ...
  • Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography. 

    Wagner, A. Ben (Association of College and Research Libraries/Science and Technology Section, 2010)
    This annotated bibliography lists studies and review articles that examine whether open access (OA) articles receive more citations than equivalent subscription; i.e., toll access (TA) articles. The bibliography is divided ...
  • "Step away from the machine": A Look at Our Collective Past 

    Widzinski, Lori (The Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisJohns Hopkins University Press, 2010)
    A look at the history of academic media collections through the evolution of media formats. It is divided into broad format sections: visual, audio, and audiovisual. It is part literature review, part facts and trivia, and ...
  • UBIR Policies and Procedures Manual 

    SUNY Buffalo (2010-06-01)
  • UBIR: Institutional Repository: What's in it for me? 

    Ludwig, Mark (UB Libraries, 2010-06-10)
  • An Overview of Open Access in the Fields of Business and Management 

    Lyons, Charles; Booth, Austin (2010-07-27)
    The extent to which scholarly literature can be openly accessed and freely downloaded on the Internet varies greatly depending on the discipline. This article assesses the current state of open access in the fields of ...
  • A study in psychological mislabelling: The rise and (protracted) fall of psychogenic fibromyalgia 

    Pikoff, Howard B. (2010-09)
    This article provides a brief history of the psychogenic model of fibromyalgia from its origins in the late 1800s to its undoing a century later. Psychogenic fibromyalgia reached a high watermark in the 1930s in the anecdotal ...
  • Open Access Publishing: More Readers, More Impact 

    Wagner, A. Ben (2010-11-05)
    Increasingly, citations to scholars' 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 ...
  • Searching Coordination and Organometallic Compounds in SciFinder 

    Wagner, A. Ben (Association of College and Research Libraries/Science and Technology Section, 2011)
    The primary goal of this article is to assist researchers and librarians to accurately and completely search Chemical Abstracts Service's (CAS) SciFinder web-based system for coordination compounds including organometallics. ...
  • Searching Inorganic Substances in SciFinder 

    Wagner, A. Ben (Association of College and Research Libraries/Science and Technology Section, 2011)
    The primary goal of this article is to assist researchers and librarians to accurately and completely search Chemical Abstracts Service's (CAS) SciFinder web-based system for inorganic substances, excepting coordination ...
  • The Fruit Belt: A Conservation District Proposal 

    PD581, Graduate Studio in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (2011-03-02)
    The Fruit Belt neighborhood, located withing the greater City of Buffalo Downtown area, is one of the oldest neighborhoods remaining in the region. This Report has four sections: History of the Fruit Belt, Current Conditions, ...
  • Patron Driven E-Book Acquisitions: Crowd Sourcing Gone Wild? 

    Wagner, A. Ben (2011-06-14)
    We have been experimenting with a number of different models of patron driven online book acquisitions. The main variants have been the triggering event for purchase (single or multiple uses), level of promotional efforts, ...
  • Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography Version 2 

    Wagner, A. Ben (2011-08-10)
    This annotated bibliography updated as of 8/10/2011 lists studies and review articles that examine whether open access (OA) articles receive more citations than equivalent subscription; i.e., toll access (TA) articles. The ...
  • Finding Physical Properties of Chemicals: A Practical Guide for Scientists, Engineers, and Librarians. [Revised] 

    Wagner, A. Ben (Routledge, 2011-08-17)
    Free Internet resources that provide a significant amount of physical property information are critically reviewed. These free Web sites cannot totally replace classic print sources and online subscription databases. ...