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Research & Scholarship

Archive for the 'Journals' Category

Writing Roundup

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Writing and publishing is one of the many things that librarians do throughout the year. Below is a roundup of professional writing by librarians in the Research & Scholarship department. Linda Galloway wrote about “Altmetrics, library outreach, and value” for ACRL Value of Academic Libraries. Linda Galloway and Anne Rauh published an article in the […]

Rauh and Cusker Article Accepted

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Anne Rauh and Jeremy Cusker (Cornell University) have had a refereed article accepted for the fall issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. The article, entitled, “A Survey of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics Faculty Regarding Author Fees in Open Access Journals” is a result of a research project the authors undertook in fall […]

A Cautionary Tale about Predatory Publishers

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

As the new academic year begins and kicks off a new season of academic and professional conference-presenting, it might be a good time to consider a brief cautionary tale about predatory publishers and how to avoid the various tricks of their nasty trade. Two years ago, a librarian colleague of mine received an email from […]

Re: Search

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

As numerous Syracuse University (SU) Libraries users and blog readers know there are many specialized databases covering core published literature in a field, including journal articles, trade publications, book chapters, conference proceedings and more. And, increasingly, blog posts, papers, websites, and non-traditional publications are available as well. In addition to these specialized, often subject-specific, resources, […]

The Long Reach of Bad Data

Monday, May 5th, 2014

A previous blog post, Comings and Goings, described the challenges of managing electronic content when libraries are beholden to distributors who are often far removed from the content creators. This post also referenced the removal of 120 fake papers from subscription databases by the publishers IEEE and Springer. As reported in Nature News, computer scientist […]