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Ten principles for best practice metrics-based research assessment

Nature has published “The Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics”, a compilation of ten principles for best practices of research metrics-based research assessment led by Professor Diana Hicks at Georgia Tech led in collaboration with Paul Wouters, Ludo Waltman, Sarah de Rijcke and Ismael Rafols.

http://www.nature.com/news/bibliometrics-the-leiden-manifesto-for-research-metrics-1.17351

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EndNote (Mac) Webinars

Swot up on EndNote from the comfort of your own home or office!

This online seminar will demonstrate the basics of Endnote X7 bibliographic software: navigating the program interface; setting up Groups; exporting records from databases such as Web of Science and the Discovery; attaching full-text articles and working with Microsoft Word to insert citations and produce a bibliography.

To attend this seminar, you will need a computer with audio (either speakers or headphones) and Internet access (preferably broadband) and a Web Browser. The URL will be emailed to participants one day before the seminar. Open to all University staff and students: Bookings essential.

Tuesday 14 April 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm.
Thursday 16 April 2015, 10:30am-12:00pm.


EndNote Online Tutorials

Over the next few months Thomson Reuters will be running a series of online tutorials for Australian users. Times are all Australian Eastern Standard Time. For further details and to register, please visit the Thomson Reuters EndNote Webinars website.

EndNote Fast Start
April 22 2015, 9:00 a.m. AEST (Windows)
April 29 2015, 9:00 a.m. AEST (Macintosh)

EndNote Desktop and Online Combined
May 7 2015, 8:30 a.m. AEST (Windows)
May 14 2015, 8:30 a.m. AEST (Macintosh)

EndNote Advanced Q&A
April 17 2015, 9:00 a.m. AEST

EndNote Styles Workshop
May 6 2015, 8:30 a.m. AEST



Scopus A-Z: Training for Researchers & Research Staff

The University Library is offering two Scopus training sessions, one for researchers and one for research support staff. The sessions will provide an in-depth look at the functionality of Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Scopus for Researchers

The workshop will deliver a detailed, practical demonstration of the A-Z functionality of the platform including:

  • Author Evaluator: how to use this feature to assess your research performance and find collaborators.
  • Setting alerts: track yourself and other key researchers in your fields.
  • Developing collaborative networks.
  • Understand how content evaluation can increase your success in finding new and exciting research trends.
  • Journal Analyser: how journal publication and citation metrics can be used to a researcher’s advantage to assess journal quality and the impact of research publications.

Monday 20 April 2015, 2:45-4:15pm. Baillieu Library, Dulcie Hollyock Room. Book here.

 

Scopus for Research Administrators & Librarians

The session will deliver a detailed, practical demonstration of:

  • Author Evaluator: how to use this feature to assess research performance and find collaborators.
  • What is SNIP and SJR: how are they calculated and how can they best be used.
  • Journal Analyser: how journal publication and citation metrics can be used to a researcher’s advantage to assess journal quality and the impact of research publications.

Tuesday 21 April 2015, 2:45-4:15pm. Baillieu Library, Dulcie Hollyock Room. Book here.

 


SciVal Workshops for University Research Staff

This half-day session for University staff will showcase the functionality and all data elements associated with SciVal, a modular platform which incorporates data from Scopus. The workshop will highlight the accessibility of the platform and will take a hands-on approach to provide all participants with a practical understanding of all three SciVal modules.

SciVal is a modular platform which takes data from Scopus to:

  • showcase research performance at an entity level, group of researcher level and an at individual researcher level.
  • benchmark research performance across a range of metrics.
  • understand current collaborative networks and potential collaborations into the future.

Monday 20 April 2015, 9:30am-2:15pm. Baillieu Library, Percy Baxter eLearning Studio No. 1.

Tuesday 21 April 2015, 9:30am-2:15pm (repeat session). Baillieu Library, Percy Baxter eLearning Studio No. 1.

Book here.

 

Workshop Program

9:30-11am: Functionality and Overview module

11:15am-12:30pm: Benchmarking module

12:30-1:15pm: Lunch break

1:15-2:15pm:  Collaboration module + My SciVal

 

 


Ever wondered how journals are selected for inclusion in the Web of Science?

Thomson Reuters take into account a number of qualitative and quantitative factors when evaluating journals for coverage in Web of Science. Basic publishing standards, editorial content, international diversity of authorship, and citation data are considered.  Read more about the Journal Selection Process. Continue reading “Ever wondered how journals are selected for inclusion in the Web of Science?”



EndNote training for staff & grad students

The Library is presenting two introductory seminars covering the basics of the EndNote program, followed by an optional 30-minute Q & A.

  • EndNote for Mac: Introductory seminar on Tuesday 24 February at 2:00pm;
  • EndNote for Windows: Introductory seminar on Wednesday 25 February at 2:00pm.

Both sessions are to be held on the Parkville campus in the Baillieu Library. EndNote X7 is the supported version and participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops with EndNote installed.

More information and registration: http://library.unimelb.edu.au/services/classes

Our complete reference management tools training program for 2015 is currently being planned.


UpSkills: Getting Started with Library Research

The first Library UpSkills class of 2015 will be held on Thursday 12 February and is aimed at newly-enrolled research higher-degree students. Further sessions will be scheduled regularly over subsequent weeks.

This session will help you to find the research databases in your subject area and will look more closely at some of the major citation databases. The session will also provide an introduction to structuring successful search strategies to locate quality research literature and will suggest some effective techniques for managing your information and for keeping your literature search up-to-date.

Thursday, 12 February, 10:30am-12pm. Baillieu Library, Dulcie Hollyock Room (map).

Bookings essential: book here.


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