Subjects: Data, Telecom, IT
Strategic mobile library development - a report from UCD Library, Ireland
Bringing the academic library to mobile users is a complex process. Read how a project team from UCD Library in Ireland tackled the problem and built an app that met user expectations.
Building citations and reputations with Open Data
How can open data and a comprehensive research data management plan help to build institutional reputation and researcher citations?
How to Win with Research Data Management in Academic Libraries
Research data management (RDM) is of critical importance to institutions and libraries. The new infographic from Swets looks at the main problems and barriers to effective RDM and how to solve them.
Swets Publisher survey on open access and APC management
What is the current status of open access across scholarly publishers, particularly concerning APCs (article processing charges)? Complete our short survey if you are a publisher and have your say.
Open Access Metadata: Challenges for Libraries and a Big Solution
As the volume of open access content continues to increase, we see a greater need for the metadata for that content to be standardized. This post explores the issues and solutions.
Article processing charges (APCs) – new problems for libraries?
Open access has exploded over the past few years, bringing new challenges and problems to the academic library. this post looks at the administrative role libraries might play in managing article processing charges (APCs).
Swets launches Open Access APC management service
As the open access publishing model expands at an increasing rate, new challenges naturally arise for libraries, publishers, funders and researchers. Libraries in particular are having to develop, implement and manage new workflows and procedures across their institutions that are time consuming and resource-heavy.
Ex Libris Primo Central Index to Cover SwetsWise Online Content catalog
Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce an agreement with Swets, the global leader in managing professional information that will enable mutual customers to search the SwetsWise Online Content database via the Primo Central Index of scholarly electronic materials.
User-centered design for academic eBooks – is it important?
As more industries move towards user-focused product design, this post explores the academic eBook and how it needs to adapt to increase its value to the end user.
Centering the library in the research workflow
The final part in the series of interview posts looking at the Swets-Mendeley partnership looks at the initial reception of Mendeley Institutional Edition in the market, and what the future may hold
Recalculating impact with new, big data
This is the second part of the interviews with David Main and Victor Henning surrounding Mendeley and the development of Mendeley Institutional Edition as new way to measure impact.
Partnering to harness data capabilities
This article features interviews with Dr Victor Henning from Mendeley and David Main from Swets, and investigates the origins of the partnership to form Mendeley Institutional Edition.
The world of Altmetrics, according to Mendeley
Altmetrics have the capability to provide institutions with new insights and overviews of research trends, popularity and impact. Looked at together, these could offer an indication at least of value and return.
Asia-Pacific perspectives on the impact of open access on librarians
We also asked some questions about the impact of open access to librarians in the Asia-Pacific region. Read their comments in this post
Altmetrics for Librarians and Institutions: Part III : Altmetrics in the wider academic context
Part III: Altmetrics in the wider academic context. This post looks at the role of altmetrics in tenure and grant awards, departmental impact and institutional repositories, as well as thoughts on a single scoring system and altmetrics for eBooks.
Altmetrics for Librarians and Institutions: Part II : Librarians and the benefits of altmetrics
Part II: Librarians and the benefits of altmetrics. The second part of this series of posts on altmetrics looks at some specific ways in which they may assist librarians in their roles.
Altmetrics for Librarians and Institutions: Part I Altmetrics landscape, impact and value
Part I: Altmetrics landscape, impact and value. In this series of three posts we look at the world of emerging metrics as indicators of impact and what value they may hold for academic institutions and librarians.
Filtering the research record and farming big data
Mendeley acts as an organic filter of the research record. The data generated from this large network now provides a set of metrics that have serious applications for librarians.
Mendeley Institutional Edition unleashes its power for early adopters
Mendeley Institutional Edition, the powerful new tool for libraries from Swets and Mendeley, has already been adopted by several leading universities and institutes around the world. These early adopters have taken advantage of the deep insights Mendeley Institutional Edition provides to librarians, including what articles their researchers have published and what the reach of that research is.