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.
Adapting to disruptive technologies and creating value with people, platforms and information is the theme of Online Information 2013, London, 19–20 November. David Nicholas will be contributing an analysis of Information on the Go"— the consequences for information-seeking and reading behaviour of a multi-platform world.
A lecture at University of Malaya on 23. October will be the venue for the first public release of a 15 month study of changing concepts and attitudes towards the trust and authority of scholarlship, in particular the impact of open access, search engines and social media on traditional reading, citation and publishing. Quality, Authority And Trust In Scholarly Communications: the ‘Periphery’ of World Scholarship in the Digital Era.
Professor Nicholas will be in Kuala Lumpur at the Computation & Informatics Research Cluster (C+i) with Hamid Jamali who will give a lecture on 24 October on the subject of Information Behaviour Research. In recent years Human information behavior(HIB) and some other research areas such as human-computer interaction, information retrieval and social informatics have joined together and a new field of human-information interaction has emerged. Dr. Jamali will talk about the application of HIB studies and the new trend of moving towards Human-Information Interaction (HII) in some of the studies.
On Friday 25 October Prof. Nicholas and Dr Jamali will be joined by Dr A.N.Zainab in a presentation to members of the department of Library and Information Science on the subject of Publishing your Research.
Sharing digital content by email, internal networks, cloud services, or social networks is now widespread. Working with COUNTER and a team from the University of Tennessee, CIBER will be developing altmetrics to measure this secondary sharing of digital content.
David Nicholas has been appointed part-time Professor in Information Science in the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences at Northumbria University from 1st September 2013. Together with Professor Michael Moss, previously of the University of Glasgow, he will help the newly formed iSchool develop a research strategy and programme.
Smartphone and tablet are set to become the main platform for searching the Web and yet our knowledge of how mobile consumers use information, especially scholarly information, is imperfect. CIBER Research working with Europeana has been studying the problem since 2009. Some of the latest research is described in: David Nicholas and David Clark. The second digital transition: to the mobile space — an analysis of Europeana. Learned Publishing Vol. 26 Nr. 4, October 2013, pp240–252
Anthony Watkinson's presentation to the Europeana Association of Science Editors on the subject of trust and authority in scholarly communication outlines preliminary results from our most recent research.
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