Researchers of Tomorrow:

The UK Joint Information Systems Committee and the British Library have just released a major (17,00 student) study of the behaviors and beliefs of “Generation Y” (eg born 1983-1992) doctoral students involving social media, information access, and related matters.

The entire report is interesting and I recommend you check out the following tables and figures:

Responses to statements about open access (page 26)
Attitude of (main) doctoral supervisor to openness and sharing in research (page 51)

The report is available at:

Webcast Invitation: Article level metrics with Jennifer Lin July 12, 2012

This webcast will focus on information on article level metrics with Jennifer Lin.
Building New Measures for Impact: Article Level Metrics

Thursday, July 12, 2012 4:30 – 5:30PM CEST
Registration is free, but required. RSVP by July 9th.

In March 2009, the Public Library of Science (PLoS) became the first publisher to track transparent and comprehensive information about the usage and reach of published articles – rather than journals – so that the academic community has another avenue to help assess their value. These measures are called “Article-Level Metrics (ALMs),” and currently include:

– Article Usage Statistics – HTML pageviews, and PDF and XML downloads;
– Citations – From Web of Science, PubMed Central, Scopus, and Crossref:
– Social Bookmarks – currently from CiteULike and Connotea;
– Comments – left by article readers
– Notes – also from readers
– Blog posts – aggregated from a variety of sources

A primary aim of Article Level Metrics is to provide the academic community with new ways to evaluate individual articles directly on their own merits, rather than on the reputation of the journal in which they happen to be published. As a result, Article Level Metrics hold the promise of helping new ways for measuring and evaluating research quality – and impact – to evolve.

On July 12, please join us as we host Jennifer Lin, Product Manager of PLoS, for an in-depth look at the current status of Article-Level Metrics, a discussion of their efforts to reach out to institutions; publishers; and funders for wide-spread adoption, and a glimpse into what is on the horizon for further development.

To learn more about in advance of the call, visit:

Building New Measures for Impact: Article Level Metrics
Another free SPARC Europe online event
Thursday, July 12, 2012 4:30 – 5:30PM CEST
Registration is free, but required. RSVP by July 9th.
Location: Sweden

Open Access@KU:

The Scholarly Communication program in the Center for Digital Scholarship has launched a new web site, Open Access@KU: The web site contains information about open access efforts at KU and around the world.