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.

Critical concepts

Information Science Edited by David Nicholas, Eti Herman and published by Routledge on 27th June 2014 – 4vols, 2,168 pages ISBN 978-0-415-68299-2

Evaluating information seeking and use in the changing virtual world: the emerging role of Google Analytics. DJ Clark, David Nicholas, Hamid R Jamali. Learned Publishing 01/2014; 27(3). DOI:10.1087/20140304

Log Usage Analysis: What it Discloses about Use, Information Seeking and Trustworthiness. David Nicholas, David Clark, Hamid R. Jamali, Anthony Watkinson. International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology Vol.4, No.1, 23-37 (June, 2014)


ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference will be held at the University of Leeds from 3–5 September, 2014. David Nicholas' keynote will focus on the big challenge for researchers, information professionals and publishers in the digital era: Trust and Authority.


David Nicholas has accepted an invitation to be a keynote speaker at Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries 2015, an international conference, at Trondheim, Norway 20–22 April 2015, hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology University.

CIBER news — May–June 2014

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