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Academic Commons

About Academic Commons How to Add Documents to Academic Commons Collections Author Agreements and Copyright Withdrawing Content Related Readings/Links Contacts Notes 1. About Academic Commons What is Academic Commons? Academic Commons is the research, scholarly publications and academic creative works component of

Posted in SC, Scholarly Communication

JULIET & RoMEO: Find Open Access Permissions, Mandates

SHERPA is a scholarly communication partnership based at the Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham.  SHERPA offers a number of web services, including JULIET and RoMEO. JULIET JULIET is a search tool for discovering research funders’ mandates for public access and

Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Communication

Elsevier Acquires Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

In April 2013, Elsevier acquired Mendeley which is an academic website that serves as a platform for researchers to work collaboratively on research projects, manage references and share their work. Researchers also can use Mendeley in storing their research papers,

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Altmetric covers Books impact on scholarly community

In a previous post, we presented Altmetric as an innovative method of displaying research impact on the social media by tracing mentions on Facebook, twitter, blogs and downloads. Now, Altmetric is used to measure the impact of more than 8000

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SBU Librarians Present at METRO Science Librarians Research Forum

Jennifer Lyon (Biomedical & Translational Research Librarian) and Clara Tran (Science Librarian) presented “Faculty Use of Author Identifiers and Researcher Networking Tools” at the METRO Science Librarians Research Forum on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.  The research forum provided an excellent

Posted in Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Health Sciences Library, Scholarly Communication, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Digital Humanities Open Mic

Digital Humanities Open Mic featured the presentations: “The John Milton Digital Library” by Dana Haugh, Web Services Librarian. “Latino Long Island: A Cultural and Social Map” by Adrián Pérez Melgosa,  Associate Professor Hispanic Languages and Literature; Sung-Gheel (Gil) Jang, Lecturer, Sustainability Studies Director of the

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Multimodal Literacy Poster Session

Scholarly Communication Librarian Darren Chase presented the poster Eyes Without a Face: Research, Annotation and Sharing in a Multimodal Literacy Frame at the FORCE11 FORCE 2016 Conference.  FORCE11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that work to facilitate

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The Society for Scholarly Publishing Connects publishers, researchers and Librarians

A nonprofit entity, The Society for Scholarly Publishing was established in 1978 to foster academic publishing and help build community. The Society strives to bring together publishing professionals, researchers and librarians to network, share information and communicate the latest developments

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OpenStax: Students saved more than $13 million in two years

An initiative by Rice University, OpenStax is a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing access to high quality education to all students regardless of their financial capabilities. In a time when students are burdened by high textbook costs, OpenStax offers

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Altmetrics As A New Research Impact Indicator

Altmetric is an innovative complementary measurement of scientific research impact within the social media arena. Unlike the traditional bibliometrics, which measure journals impact and research citations, altmetric assesses the influence of research in social media portals; such as, Twitter, Facebook,

Posted in Emerging Technology, Scholarly Communication