Academics in children’s picture books tend to be elderly, old men, who work in science, called Professor SomethingDumb. Why does this matter? Melissa Terras presents the findings from her two-year search on the representation of academics and argues these portrayals should be … Continue reading →
IDCC14 Preview: Kevin Ashley
This time next week we will be getting ready to head out to San Francisco, so here is the last in our series of preview interviews with DCC Director, Kevin Ashley, who tells us what he is looking forward to at IDCC this year.
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Engaging with UK data centres for the pilot UK research data registry
The latest update on the Jisc Research Data Registry and Discovery Service pilot. Veerle Van Den Eynden, Producer Relations and Research Data Manager at UK Data Archive (UKDA), is responsible for data centre liaison in our pilot project.
Circulation patterns show books in STEM and social sciences are accessed just as much as humanities books.
Drawing from comprehensive circulation data showing how monographs are accessed across disciplines at the University of Notre Dame library, Parker Ladwig and Thurston Miller challenge the assumption that STEM and social science books are accessed less frequently over time than monographs … Continue reading →
Capturing and Preserving the Olympic Spirit Via Web Archiving
Every two years there is a fresh opportunity for excitement in following the Olympic games – not only for the thrill of the sports themselves, and rooting for hometown heroes, but for the fascination and variety of all the international culture in one place. And now, there is an effort going on behind the scenes […]
Improving on “Access to Research”: Restrictive access and licensing fail to meet the needs of the 21st century.
Major academic publishers have supported an initiative equipping public libraries with free access to a number of subscription journal articles. Cameron Neylon argues this Access to Research scheme is an empty political gesture that fails to meet the needs of the … Continue reading →