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OCLCResearch's Channel. Google Scholar author fail. Eight months after setting up my Google Scholar author profile and “claiming” my papers I have received my first alert.

Google Scholar author fail

If you only use Google Scholar ( to search for papers you may not be aware that if you have published papers you can set up a Google Scholar author profile and add those papers to your profile. Google then creates a page showing a graph of when and how often your papers were cited and generates an H-index and i10-index for you. This only covers the papers that Google Scholar has in its database and there are serious gaps in its coverage for some sectors.

On the other hand, it does sometimes include articles, web sites and blog postings that are not peer reviewed in the conventional way. This can be a good thing because it may pick up some very useful grey literature. Another feature of Scholar is that you can create alerts for keyword searches, new papers by an author or new citations to their articles. This was confirmed when I clicked on the ‘Cite’ option. RiLIES PROJECT « LIS Research Coalition. The Research in Librarianship – Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES – pronounced “realise”) refers to two projects supported by the LIS Research Coalition.

RiLIES PROJECT « LIS Research Coalition

RiLIES1 was completed between February and July 2011. RiLIES2 runs from February to July 2012. Research impact resources: One of the aims of RiLIES has been to support improvements to research impact. As part of the project, we have brought together materials for LIS researchers and practitioners. They can be found in two places on this site: Comments and feedback welcome. RiLIES1 explored the extent to which funded librarianship research projects influence library practice in the UK. RiLIES2 is concerned with the production of a series of outputs that will support the use and execution of research by librarians and information scientists.

For regular updates, please follow the projects on Twitter at @LIS_RiLIES. Blog posts relating to the RiLIES2 project Blog posts relating to RiLIES1. Library and Information Research Journal. RIN report on researchers & IL. The ability of researchers to handle information is of vital importance.

RIN report on researchers & IL

Many individuals have become adept at developing approaches and using innovative technologies to make most of the information environment, but others rather less so. Questions about how researchers develop appropriate skills, the support they receive, the training opportunities provided for them, and the take-up of such opportunities are thus highly pertinent. Research supervisors can play a crucial role in the effective imparting of relevant skills, knowledge and understanding.

But in reality, they often are not able, well-equipped or even predisposed to play such a role. RIN’s Mind the Skills Gap report pointed to the “the widespread perception that some research supervisors do not recognise the need for the types of training on offer to ‘their’ postgraduate students. The key findings in the report include: The report sets out four broad recommendations: Attached below are the ouputs from the project:

MyRI Homepage. Testimonials "Your tutorial and worksheets [...] are very thorough and demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges associated with measuring research impact.

MyRI Homepage

" More... An online tutorial This is in 3 modules: introductory overview; journal ranking; bibliometrics to support your career and research strategy. Includes videos and other interactive elements. Run on our website or download and customise it. A wide range of training and presentation materials to pick from and package – worksheets, lesson plans, posters and more Tailored materials for Computer Science and Geography: Feedback on use of materials or other suggestions.