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Trends and Research

Published as an open access book by Springer and in print from November, Library and Information Sciences trends and research is edited by Chuanfu Chen (Wuhan University, China) and Ronald Larsen. It features abundant case studies written by LIS experts, educators and theorists, who have visited China, delivered presentations there and drafted their articles based on feedback they received. As a result readers will discover LIS issues from China’s perspective

Nicholas and Clark have contributed a chapter 'Information Seeking Behaviour and Usage on a Multi-media Platform: Case Study Europeana'.

Friends

The Quakers have appointed CIBER to undertake a study of its libraries and archives at Friends House in London and Woodbrooke Study Centre in Birmingham.

The Library of the Society of Friends was founded by the Yearly Meeting in 1673 with the expressed purpose of collecting materials published by and in opposition to Quakers.

Emerging Reputation

Analysis of emerging reputation mechanisms for scholars is a six-month study for The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) in Seville, one of the European Commission's seven research institutes.

Traditionally, the scientific reputation of researchers is closely linked to successful publication in high-impact journals and the citations of those publications. Online, bibliometric indicators have developed as a mechanism for reputation. With new forms of working amid disruptive technologies do such conventional indicators reflect reputation and impact in the field of science?

The aim of this exploratory study is to outline future directions for research and practices in order to refine Digital Science 2.0 related policies and actions in Europe.

CIBER news — July–August 2014

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