Author Archives: Robin Sinn
About Robin SinnRobin is a science librarian with a strong interest in scholarly communications. That's why she posts about new journals, Open Access, and author metrics, as well as library resources.
The Declaration on Research Assessment grew out of conversations among journal editors and publishers at the December, 2012 meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. For some time scientists have been concerned about using measurements of journal impact and applying … Continue reading
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Back in October, 2012, during Open Access Week, the Scholarly Communications Group announced an initiative to help JHU authors publish their articles in Open Access journals. It’s Open Access Week 2013 and time to report on our progress. 47 … Continue reading
but how do you decide which one? Please understand that there are good, mediocre, and bad journals and publishers in print and online, in subscription and open access venues. Subscription journals have been around longer, so they have a longer … Continue reading
There’s nothing like a government shutdown to make me realize how important the US federal government is to academic research. I expected economists to have a hard time since timely reports on the economy aren’t available now. But many sites … Continue reading
A lot of skills are involved in a successful academic career. Active listening, note-taking, and studying…all of these will help you pass exams and write terms papers. Library skills will also help you get those good grades. This month we … Continue reading
I just read an interesting blog post about the future of desktop computers in libraries. Will mobile computing devices and improvements in collaboration tools (think TeamSpot) decrease the need for desktop computers in the academic library? In the early 1990′s … Continue reading
I was out at Fort McHenry, recently. (My sister was visiting and wanted to see it.) If you haven’t been to the fort yet, you really should go! They’re doing lots of special events because this September will be the … Continue reading
Hurrah! Catalyst now has more than one million ebooks!!! To celebrate all those virtual books, we’re serving real cake. Please join us! Q level of MSEL 2:00 pm Thursday, August 8th There will be cake AND librarians eager to talk … Continue reading