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276 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface : Opening Vectors
  • How to read this book
  • 1. Designing for difference
  • Into the fray
  • Modularity at midcentury : thinking race + UNIX
  • Situating UNIX
  • Modularity in the social field + the database
  • Moving beyond our boxes + mapping materialisms
  • WINDOW 1 : introducing Vectors
  • 2. Assembling scholarship : from Vectors to Scalar
  • On process
  • WINDOW 2 : the look + feel of Vectors
  • WINDOW 3 : making "stolen time"
  • Reimaging content and form
  • WINDOW 4 : various vectors
  • Scaling Vectors
  • WINDOW 5 : the Scalar feature set and showcase
  • Outro : Scholarship in the wild.
Tara McPherson asks what might it mean to design-from conception-digital tools and applications that emerge from contextual concerns of cultural theory and from a feminist concern for difference. This question leads to the Vectors lab, which for a dozen years has experimented with digital scholarship at the intersection of theory and praxis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674728943 20180219
Green Library
1 online resource (xiii, 201 pages) : illustrations (some color)
1 online resource
Very few doctors and scientists receive any sort of systematic training in publishing, editing, and reviewing scholarly articles, despite the central importance of that work for scientific research and for their careers. Medical and Scientific Publishing will help fill the gap and help readers to: Understand processes of scientific and medical publishing Understand the role of an academic in medical publishing Become a better scientific communicator Develop skills to effectively serve as the editor of a medical journal Medical and Scientific Publishing is based on a successful course at the University of Michigan Medical School for third and fourth year medical students. The course teaches students not just how to write scientific and medical articles, but addresses key issues surrounding copyright, ethics, open access and much more. Students will build a strong foundation on how to do peer review and how to be authors and editors which are important skills in building a professional career.Covers a full range of essential information - explanation of publishing licenses, copyright and permissions, how to do peer review, how to write effectively, how journal publishing works, and much more Emphasizes rigor, quality, and scientific integrity in writing, editing, and publishing Focuses on authorship and editorial skills by experienced authors and publishers
xi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Contents: Preface 1. Publish or Perish: Origin and Perceived Benefits 2. Consequences of POP: Research Quality and Dissemination of Knowledge 3. Consequences of POP: The Journal Industry and Authorship Pattern 4. Consequences of POP: Reserach Misconduct 5. The Citation Approach to Journal Ranking 6. Other Approaches to a Hazardous Endeavour 7. The Peer-Review Process 8. Journal Ranking Schemes 9. The Ranking Craze: From Journals to Universities and Departments 10. The Way Forward Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786434920 20180306
Imad Moosa's thought-provoking book explores the contemporary doctrine that plagues the academic sphere: the principle of publish or perish. This book identifies the pressures placed upon academics to either publish their work regularly, or suffer the consequences, including lack of promotion, or even redundancy. Imad Moosa argues that this concept is a result of globalisation and the neo-liberal idea of treating higher education as a private good. Providing one of the first extensive analyses of this doctrine, the author identifies the overwhelmingly negative unintended consequences stemming from the pressure to publish research. He explores the detrimental effects of this burden, which includes the impact of drawing away the focus from educating students, to the declining quality of published research. The hazardous activity of journal ranking and resource-wasting research evaluation programmes are also considered, with the author ultimately proposing that the solution to this controversial issue is to go back to days gone by, prior to the dominance of the free market ideology. Innovative, provocative, and timely, this book will be a stimulating read for academics worldwide, as well as non-university researchers, university administrators, policymakers and government officials operating within the fields of higher education, science, and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786434920 20180306
Education Library (Cubberley)
474 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Green Library
1 online resource (52 pages) : color illustrations. Digital: text file.
French Jewish cemetery registers
"Scholarly books are increasingly available in digital form, but the online interfaces for using these books often allow only for the browsing of PDF files. JSTOR Labs, an experimental product-development group within the not-for-profit digital library JSTOR, undertook an ideation and design process to develop new and different ways of showing scholarly books online, with the goal that this new viewing interface should be relatively simple and inexpensive to implement for any scholarly book that is already available in PDF form. This paper documents that design process, including the recommendations of a working group of scholars, publishers, and librarians convened by JSTOR Labs and the Columbia University Libraries in October 2016. The prototype monograph viewer developed through this process--called "Topicgraph"--is described herein and is freely available online at https://labs.jstor.org/topicgraph"--Abstract.
Stanford Libraries
1 online resource (374 pages) : illustrations.
  • Construction of a proper research report: an overview / Sree Krishna Bharadwaj H.
  • Citation essentials in scholarly communication / S. Sudarshan Rao
  • Scholarly activity in a vocational context: pitfalls and potential / Bob Bell [and 4 others]
  • Research methodology: design, method, and techniques / Naresh A. Babariya, Alka V. Gohel
  • Enhancing scholarly communication through research culture / Neeta Baporikar
  • Changing face of scholarly communication and its impact on library and information centres / G. Saroja
  • Usage of references and its management in research / M. R. Murali Prasad
  • Local linguists mastering academic writing in English: seeking explanations in sociocultural contexts / Irina Khoutyz
  • Altmetrics: a unique way of web-based metrics / Geeta Girish Gadhavi
  • Measuring research impact of scholarly publications using altmetrics: a case study of Thapar University / Shri Ram, Rudra Rameshwar
  • Managing open access (OA) scholarly information resources in a university / Dimple Patel, Deepti Thakur
  • Digital libraries, copyright limitations, and access for purposes of subsequent academic publishing: still standing on the shoulders of giants? / Pedro Pina
  • The impact of online learning on global intellectual property issues / Pamela A. Lemoine, P. Thomas Hackett, Michael D. Richardson
  • Search engines and meta search engines for effective information retrieval and scholarly communication / J. Vivekavardhan.
The promotion and dissemination of knowledge is a crucial part of the academic community. This is accomplished through the publication of new research through both traditional and emerging venues. Scholarly Communication and the Publish or Perish Pressures of Academia is an authoritative reference source for the latest material on methods and available networks for the publication of contemporary academic research. Highlighting innovative writing styles, ethical considerations, and marketing avenues, this book is ideally designed for researchers, upper-level students, scholars, professionals, and practitioners actively involved in the publication of academic research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522516972 20170321
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
1 online resource.
xii, 120 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of contributors Introduction: The Academic Book of the Future-- Rebecca E. Lyons and Samantha J. Rayner PART I: ACADEMICS 1. The academic book as a socially-embedded media artefact-- Tom Mole 2. Wearable books-- Michael Pidd 3. The impossible constellation: Practice-as-Research as a viable alternative-- Sarah Barrow PART II: PUBLISHERS 4. The academic book of the future and the need to break boundaries-- Jenny McCall and Amy Bourke-Waite 5. The academic 'book' of the future and its function-- Frances Pinter 6. The university press and the academic book of the future-- Anthony Cond PART III: LIBRARIANS 7. National libraries and academic books of the future-- Maja Maricevic 8. Strategic engagement and librarians-- Neil Smyth 9. Academic libraries and academic books: vessels of cultural continuity, agents of cultural change-- Kate Price PART IV: BOOKSELLERS 10. Selling words: an economic history of bookselling-- Jaki Hawker 11. The future of the academic book: the role of booksellers-- Peter Lake 12. Back to the future: the role of the campus bookshop-- Craig Dadds Bibliography Further Reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137595768 20160619
This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Part of the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project, this book interrogates current and emerging contexts of academic books from the perspectives of thirteen expert voices from the connected communities of publishing, academia, libraries, and bookselling.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137595768 20160619
Green Library
iii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction to Academic e-books / Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, and Judith M. Nixon
  • Publishers' and vendors' products and services
  • An industry perspective: publishing in the digital age / Nadine Vassallo
  • The journey beyond print: perspectives of a commercial publisher in the academic market / Rhonda Herman
  • Production, marketing, and legal challenges: the university press perspective on e-books in libraries / Tony Sanfilippo
  • Delivering American Society for Microbiology e-books to libraries / Christine B. Charlip
  • Platform diving: a day in the life of an academic e-book aggregator / Bob Nardini
  • Librarians' challenges
  • University of California, Merced: primarily an electronic library / Jim Dooley
  • Patron-driven acquisitions: assessing and sustaining a long-term PDA e-book program / Karen S. Fischer
  • Use and cost analysis of e-books: patron-driven acquisitions plan vs. librarian-selected titles / Suzanne M. Ward and Rebecca A. Richardson
  • E-books across the consortium: reflections and lessons from a three-year DDA experiment at the Orbis Cascade Alliance / Kathleen Carlisle Fountain
  • The simplest explanation: Occam's reader and the future of interlibrary loan and e-books / Ryan Litsey, Kenny Ketner, Joni Blake, and Anne McKee
  • Developing a global e-book collection: an exploratory study / Dracine Hodges
  • Users' experiences
  • A social scientist uses e-books for research and in the classroom / Ann Marie Clark
  • The user experience of e-books in academic libraries: perception, discovery and use / Tao Zhang and Xi Niu
  • E-book reading practices in different subject areas: an exploratory log analysis / Robert S. Freeman and E. Stewart Saunders
  • Library e-book platforms are broken: let's fix them / Joelle Thomas and Galadriel Chilton
  • Case studies
  • A balancing act: promoting Canadian scholarly e-books while controlling user access / Ravit H. David
  • Of Euripides and e-books: the digital future and our hybrid present / Lidia Uziel, Laureen Esser, and Matthew Connor Sullivan
  • Transitioning to e-books at a medium-sized academic library: challenges and opportunities: a feasibility study of a psychology collection / Aiping Chen-Gaffey
  • E-books and a distance education program: a library's failure rate in supplying course readings for one program / Judith M. Nixon
  • Mobile access to academic e-book content: a Ryerson investigation / Naomi Eichenlaub and Josephine Choi
  • E-reader checkout program / Vincci Kwong and Susan Thomas
  • Out with the print and in with the e-book: a case study in mass replacement of a print collection / Stephen Maher and Neil Romanosky
  • Epilogue / Michael Levine-Clark
  • Contributors.
"Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books. Read about perspectives on e-books from organizations as diverse as a commercial publisher and an association press. Learn about the viewpoint of a jobber. Find out about the e-book challenges facing librarians, such as the quest to control costs in the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) model, how to solve the dilemma of resource sharing with e-books, and how to manage PDA in the consortial environment. See what patron use of e-books reveals about reading habits and disciplinary differences. Finally, in the case study section, discover how to promote scholarly e-books, how to manage an e-reader checkout program, and how one library replaced most of its print collection with e-books. These and other examples illustrate how innovative librarians use e-books to enhance users' experiences with scholarly works"-- Provided by publisher.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (446 pages) : illustration.
The debate about access to scientific research raises questions about the current effectiveness of scholarly communication processes. This book explores, from an independent point of view, the current state of the STM publishing market, new publishing technologies and business models as well as the information habit of researchers, the politics of research funders, and the demand for scientific research as a public good.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110375169 20170502
90 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
In 2016 the University of Nebraska Press celebrates its 75th anniversary. Proudly rooted in the Great Plains, the Press has established itself as the largest and most diversified publisher located between Chicago and California. The achievements of a vast network of devoted authors, editors, board members, series editors, and staff, the Press has published more than 4,000 books and more than 30 journals of influential and enduring value.What started as a one-person operation at a land grant institution on the sparsely populated plains of Nebraska has tenaciously grown into a press that has earned an international reputation for publishing notable works in Native studies, history, anthropology, American studies, sports, cultural criticism, fiction, fiction in translation, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Winning numerous awards through the years, most notably several Nobel Prizes, the Press has contributed richly to the state, the region, and far beyond. The Press's partnership with the Jewish Publication Society has placed an emphasis on books in Jewish studies and Bible studies, while the acquisition of Potomac Books has expanded the Press's subject matter to include national and world affairs and more widespread coverage of military history. In honor of its 75th anniversary, the Press has produced the publication Big House on the Prairie, which features a narrative of press highlights, profiles of key historical employees, and lists of its 75 most significant books, 30 journals, and 75 most noteworthy book covers. Please join us in celebrating 75 years of publishing excellence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803288126 20160704
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
274 pages ; 23 cm
Scholars have been puzzling over the "future of the book" since Marshall McLuhan's famous maxim "the medium is the message" in the early 1950s. McLuhan famously argued that electronic media was creating a global village in which books would become obsolete. Such views were ahead of their time, but today they are all too relevant as declining sales, even among classic texts, have become a serious matter in academic publishing. Does anyone still read long and complex works, either from the past or the present? Is the role of a professional reader and reviewer of manuscripts still relevant? Book Matters closely analyzes these questions and others. Alan Sica surmises that the concentration span required for studying and discussing complex texts has slipped away, as undergraduate classes are becoming inundated by shorter, easier-to-teach scholarly and literary works. He considers such matters in part from the point of view of a former editor of scholarly journals. In an engaging style, he gives readers succinct analyses of books and ideas that once held the interest of millions of discerning readers, such as Simone de Beavoir's Second Sex and the works of David Graham Phillips and C. Wright Mills, among others. Book Matters is not a nostalgic cry for lost ideas, but instead a stark reminder of just how aware and analytically illuminating certain scholars were prior to the Internet, and how endangered the book is in this era of pixelated communication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412865029 20170213
Green Library
xii, 221 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Green Library
xv, 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 114 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library
xx, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Internet Revolution in the Sciences and Humanities takes a new look at C.P. Snow's distinction between the two cultures, a distinction that provides the driving force for a book that contends that the Internet revolution has sown the seeds for transformative changes in both the sciences and the humanities. It is because of this common situation that the humanities can learn from the sciences, as well as the sciences from the humanities, in matters central to both: generating, evaluating, and communicating knowledge on the Internet. In a succession of chapters, the authors deal with the state of the art in web-based journal articles and books, web sites, peer review, and post-publication review. In the final chapter, they address the obstacles the academy and scientific organizations face in taking full advantage of the Internet: outmoded tenure and promotion procedures, the cost of open access, and restrictive patent and copyright law. They also argue that overcoming these obstacles does not require revolutionary institutional change. In their view, change must be incremental, making use of the powers and prerogatives scientific and academic organizations already have.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190465933 20160815
Green Library
208 pages ; 23 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
PDFs (343 pages) : illustrations.
  • Conceptualising recognition of prior learning processes in the age of open learning / Elizabeth Ruinard, Judith McNamara
  • Australian universities' RPL policies and practices: what knowledge counts? / Tim Pitman, Lesley Vidovich
  • Rediscovering the North American legacy of self-initiated learning in prior learning assessments / Xenia Coulter, Alan Mandell
  • Innovating processes to determine quality alongside increased inclusivity in higher education / Nick Kelly, Rory Sie, Robert Schuwer
  • Enabling meaningful certificates from massive open online courses (MOOCs): a data-driven curriculum e-map design model / Yianna Vovides, Sarah Inman
  • Smaller by design: how good practice features from MOOCs can be adapted to enhance core curricula delivery / David Lyon, Lynette Steele, Cath Fraser
  • Re-purposing MOOCs and OER for academic credit in the UK using a flexible work based learning program at an English university / Jon Talbot
  • Developing a transdisciplinary work-based learning curriculum: a model for recognising learning from work / Darryll Bravenboer, Barbara Workman
  • eRPL and ePR in higher education contexts / Roslyn Cameron, Linda Pfeiffer
  • Considerations of self in recognising prior learning and credentialing / Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson, Dianne Conrad
  • Toward an open empowered learning model of pedagogy in higher education / Robyn Smyth, Carina Bossu, Adrian Stagg
  • Open-sourced personal, networked learning and higher education credentials / Merilyn Childs, Regine Wagner
  • Quality assessment and certification in open scholarly publishing and inspiration for MOOC credentialing / Xiang Ren
  • Equity and access as keys for opening open learning: the case for virtually facilitated work-based learning / Luke van der Laan, Liz Neary.
The discipline of education is a multi-faceted system that must constantly integrate new strategies and procedures to ensure successful learning experiences. Enhancements in education provide learners with greater opportunities for growth and advancement. Open Learning and Formal Credentialing in Higher Education: Curriculum Models and Institutional Policies is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on learner-focused approaches within adult education environments. Featuring expansive coverage on topics relating to open education, lifelong learning, and formal qualifications, this book is a crucial reference source for researchers, educators, policy makers, and educational administrators interested in the relationship between formal credentials and open education. This book features timely, research-based chapters across a variety of relevant topics including, but not limited to, educational resources, lifelong learning achievements, and the benefits of formal qualifications and licensing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466688568 20160619


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