Victorian Professions will be a dynamic collective biography of professional people found in the 1851 census. This prosopographical database will sample around 20,000 people, their antecedents and descendants, in eight towns harvested from a variety of sources, including public interaction with the project's own website.
In addition to data collection, the project will also review its methodology and usage. CIBER Research will be contributing by providing web analytics advice and research; in particular we will be evaluating the suitability of Universal Analytics and Tag Manager for non-profit and scholarly usage studies.
“Publishers have always argued that in the end the researchers who publish in their journals will decide whether or not the journal continues. They can always stop submitting. We now know that there is a higher power - the funders.”
David Nicholas will be a keynote speaker at the 5th International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICoLIS 2014) University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 4–5 November 2014. His theme will be the mobile phone and the library of the future: implications for society and government.
The return on investment in electronic resources for academic libraires is the theme of a one day seminar at Villeurbanne, France on 21 February 2014, organised by Elico and Couperin. David Nicholas and Ian Rowlands will present "E-journals: their use, value and impact"
Trust, Impacts and Workflows is the theme for the second morning of the UKSG conference and exhibition, Harrogate, 14–16th April 2014. The session will open with David Nicholas and Carol Tenopir of the University of Tennessee presenting the results of research sponsored by the Sloan Foundation: Trust and authority in scholarly communications in the light of the digital transition
“Library redesign for the next generation” is the theme of a conference at the Graduate School of Manaement, University of St Petersburg, Russia on 16–19 June 2014. David Nicholas will be speaking of the new generations information behaviour.
Anthony Watkinson will be presenting 'the scholarly viewpoint' to the pre-conference day of the 9th Academic Publishing in Europe Conference (APE 2014) to be held in Berlin on the 27th January 2014. The pre-conference theme is Talking to the Elephant in the Room II: changes in the Academic Publishing Process. Anthony's presentation will draw from the results of the Trust project.
The final report on Trust and authority in scholarly communications in the light of the digital transition: a 15 month study of research academics in the USA and UK, funded by The Sloan Foundation has been published.
Have digital repositories come of age? the views of library directors assesses the achievements, impact, and success of digital repositories. Although many institutions require deposit the size and use of repositories remains modest and small gains have been made in raising the profile of the library. Repositories, then, have made a good deal of progress, but they have not quite come of age.
Nicholas & Clark Social Media Referrals on a Multi-media Platform a case study of Europeana has been translated into Chinese and published in the Journal of Documentation, Information & Knowledge. 2013, 0(6): 9-22
With the advent of Social Media, well established principles of scholarly communication are changing dramatically. Science 2.0, Hamburg, 26–27 March 2014 will investigate how Social Media will change research and publication processes with a opening presentation by David Nicholas Trustworthiness and the role of social media in scholarly communications
Anthony Watkinson gave the keynote presentation at the Fourth International Conference on Publishing Industry and Publishing Education in the Digital Age at Wuhan University China. "What Information Sources do Researchers Trust and Why?" was based upon the research produced by the Trust Project.
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