Professor Carol Tenopir will visit The University of Queensland to present her report on the Journal Use and Reading Patterns Survey, conducted in 2012.
The Survey asked questions about the reading of scholarly articles from both print and electronic sources by academic staff and undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The University of Queensland was selected as one of two Australian universities to participate in the study. The results of the study will contribute to international research on the reading of scholarly journal articles.
Monday, 22 April 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library Conference Room, Level 1
Duhig Building (St Lucia)
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Gatton Campus Library, eZone 2
Retraction Watch is a blog which seeks to highlight the latest scientific retractions. The blog started in August 2010 by Ivan Oransky (executive editor of Reuters Heath and teachers medical journalism a New York University) and Adam Marcus (managing editor of Anaesthesiology News).
So why a blog on retractions?
- Science takes justifiable pride in the fact that it is self-correcting - most of the time….Retractions are therefore a window into the scientific process.
- Hope the blog will form an informal repository for the retractions we find and might even spur the creation of a retraction database.
- Highlighting the retractions will give journalists more tools to uncover fraud and misuse of funds.
- Interested in whether journals are consistent….with printing retractions.
Ivan Ornsky and Adam Marcus - First Post August 2010
Example of the retractions published in December 2012:
- Retractions three and four for Hopkins cancer biomarker group - 31 December 2012
- Neuroscientist made up data in NIH grant applications, says ORI - 28 December 2012
- ORI sanctions former Texas Tech postdoc for falsification, fabrication, plagiarism - 28 December 2012
To find out more go to Retraction Watch
Wiley Online Library is currently conducting an online quiz, with 36
prizes on offer.
The aim is to make people aware of their alerts and social media sharing tools to network with peers and stay up-to-date with the latest research.There are eight questions, which should take less than 20 minutes to complete. It runs until the 18th of November.
Click here for more information.
As part of next week's Research Week events, a Future Researchers day is being held at the St Lucia campus. It's open to anyone interested in doing Research Higher Degree studies.
UQ Faculties and Institutes will be running information sessions detailing projects, career prospects and upcoming research opportunities. You can also chat to RHD students and find out about scholarships.
DATE: Wednesday 26 September
TIME: 10am - 3pm
LOCATION: Hawken Engineering Building (#50)
For program information and registration visit
or call 3346 0510
Graduate Student Week at UQ from the 10-14 September, with an intensive program of skills training presentations, workshops and networking sessions.
- Open access.
- Thesis examination and eSubmission.
- Finding your research question.
- Doing archival research.
- Reading and writing critically.
- Stress management.
- What makes a successful student.
- Advanced Word.
For further information search the program.
ORCID - Open Researcher & Contributor ID - is an international, interdisciplinary, open and not-for-profit organisation committed to enhancing the scientific discovery process, improving collaboration and increasing the efficiency of research funding.
ORCID aims to achieve this by solving the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications. A recent article in Nature explains the problems of indistinguishable names in scholarly records and outlines ORCID strategies to address this.
By creating an international registry of presistent unique identifiers for individual researchers, ORCID will present an open and transparent linking mechanism with other ID schemes and research objects, including research grants, publications and patents.
ORCID is currently open for individual and organisational memberships, and aims to be operational in late 2012.
The Finch Report is the result of a Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, chaired by Dame Janet Finch. The independent working group was set up to examine "how UK-funded research findings can be made more accessible." (Read the Press Release here.)
The Report recommends that all publicly funded research be made freely available on an Open Access (OA) basis, and that the traditional subscription model be phased out. The Report includes recommended actions that would help the UK promote research and publications internationally, and to develop a clear policy direction towards OA publishing.
While the outcome is positive, the recommendation does not come without challenges. The main difficulty being locating the extra funding required to disseminate research findings via an OA model.
A range of responses are emerging - click the links for further discussion on the Finch Report:
- Wellcome Trust responds to Finch Report on open access
- Nature - 'Britain aims for broad open access'
- The Guardian - 'Open Access is the future of academic publishing, says Find report'
- From Open and Shut - 'The
Finch Report: UCL's David Price Responds'
JISC News reports that the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has "issued the first public appraisal of the Digging into Data Challenge, an international grant programme first funded by JISC, the US National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the US National Science Foundation and the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Their findings are presented in One Culture, along with a series of recommendations for researchers, administrators, scholarly societies, academic publishers, research libraries, and funding agencies. The recommendations are "urgent, pointed, and even disruptive," write the authors. "To address them, we must recognize the impediments of tradition that hinder the contemporary university's ability to adapt to, support, or sustain this emerging research over time."
The Digging into Data Challenge was launched in 2009 to better understand how "big data" changes the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences. Scholars in these disciplines now use massive databases of materials that range from digitized books, newspapers, and music to transactional data such as web searches, sensor data, or cell phone records. The Challenge seeks to discover what new, computationally based research methods might be applied to these sources."
In early June, the Repositories Support Project (RSP) held an interesting and well-received event on "Scholarly Communications: New Developments in Open Access." The event was attended by librarians, repositories specialists, research officers and copyright consultants. Presentations were held on open access, social media, data citation, and research networking.
You can view the presentations by
downloading Powerpoints, or watching YouTube videos of the
Future events include webinars on "Repositories: management, policies and best practices" and "Bibliometrics: A way of demonstrating the importance of institutional research".
RSP is a JISC-funded initiative to build "repository capacity, knowledge and skills within UK higher education institutions. The project aim is to "progress the vision of a deployed network of interoperable repositories for academic papers, learning materials and research data across the UK."