Measuring Research Impact: Limitations and Opportunities

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris Continuing our analysis of the dynamics of research in the academic world, we are going to dive into the detailed survey of American, British and Australian researchers and research office leaders commissioned by Ex Libris and carried out by the Alterline research agency. We have already reviewed key priorities for the […] The post Measuring Research Impact: Limitations and Opportunities appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Enhance Resource Exploration in Primo through a New Yewno App

Scott Schuetze, Ex Libris Discovery services provide valuable access to specified collections, extended services, and subject-matter experts and convey valuable information to library users. They are designed to deliver the user experience that’s in the best interest of the library while also fulfilling user needs, going well beyond what’s available through Google, Google Scholar, and […] The post Enhance Resource Exploration in Primo through a New Yewno App appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: […]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble Chats with Ex Libris

Scott Schuetze, Ex Libris Ex Libris recently hosted Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble (Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Department of Information Studies). At this special session she focused attention and highlighted the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for organizations involved with knowledge management and technology. As part of Ex […] The post Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble Chats with Ex Libris appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

The Growing Popularity of Open Access: Researchers, Research Office, and Libraries

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris So far in our series on the current dynamics of academic research, we’ve examined key priorities for the research office and the effects of COVID-19 on researchers. In part three, we’ll be looking at the role of Open Access and how it fits into collaboration between the research office and the […] The post The Growing Popularity of Open Access: Researchers, Research Office, and Libraries appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

Making the News: Who’s Tired of Peer Review? and COVID-19 Round-Up

Sarah Richardson, Research Professional News Under the headline “Western peer reviewers most sought after and ‘fatigued’,” Research Professional News recently reported the results of a survey from academic publisher IOP Publishing. The survey found that 40 percent of US, German and UK reviewers complained of receiving too many review requests. IOP, which has a portfolio […] The post Making the News: Who’s Tired of Peer Review? and COVID-19 Round-Up appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

Contact Tracing at Universities: Complying with Health Regulations using a Mobile App

Contact Tracing at Universities: Complying with Health Regulations using a Mobile App Matthew Sherlock, Ex Libris Much has been written about the impact that COVID-19 has and is likely to have on higher education as students return to campus in the face of this unprecedented global pandemic. Significant effort has been invested in understanding what […] The post Contact Tracing at Universities: Complying with Health Regulations using a Mobile App appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Academic Researchers

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris In part two of our series on the current dynamics of academic research, we will take a look at how researchers perceive the level of support they receive from their institutions during COVID-19 and what areas they struggle with most. As in our previous post, our information comes from a detailed […] The post The Impact of COVID-19 on Academic Researchers appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Alma with GuideMe: Help When You Need It

Tali Aviv, Education and Localization Team Lead, Ex Libris We are all working remotely on a scale never experienced before. Applications need to be as user-friendly as possible and we are required to rely more heavily on learning assets that do not depend on waiting for specific individuals, but are readily available at our fingertips. […] The post Alma with GuideMe: Help When You Need It appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: buki rss

Expanding Discovery with Search Webhooks: NewsBank is now available via Primo

Scott Schuetze, Ex Libris Library users employ a variety of methods to search for, find, and access academic resources. They leverage vendor-supplied discovery services, subscription databases, Google Scholar, library-specific search engines, and more. These search tools aren’t connected to each other and come with their own user interfaces that users need to learn and become […] The post Expanding Discovery with Search Webhooks: NewsBank is now available via Primo appeared first on Ex Libris. […]

Key Priorities for the Research Office in 2020 and Beyond

Dani Guzman, Ex Libris The Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated existing pressures on the research office, while also accelerating certain changes that were already underway. On the one hand, cost reduction efforts by academic institutions are increasing the strain on research budgets; on the other, the entire research ecosystem is evolving, with a changing funding landscape, […] The post Key Priorities for the Research Office in 2020 and Beyond appeared first on Ex Libris. Source: […]