The first issue of the Code4Lib Journal is online. It is an very interesting Open Acces Journal. I first noted it at Ken Varnum’s RSS4Lib blog. Ken is on the editorial board of this journal. Don’t think it is a journal for techies only, even I as a none programmer found plenty interesting stuff to read in the inaugural issue, like beyond OPAC 2.0, on the future of the library catalog system. It is exactly one of those articles that fully addresses the focal point of their mission statement: “the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.” If they adhere to that statement, I am sold.
The articles in this first issue of Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) are:
- Editorial Introduction — Issue 1, by Jonathan Rochkind
- Beyond OPAC 2.0: Library Catalog as Versatile Discovery Platform, by Tito Sierra, Joseph Ryan, and Markus Wust
- Facet-based search and navigation with LCSH: Problems and opportunities, by Kelley McGrath
- The Rutgers Workflow Management System: Migrating a Digital Object Management Utility to Open Source, by Grace Agnew & Yang Yu
- Communicat: The Next Generation Catalog That Almost Was…, by Ross Singer
- Connecting the Real to the Representational: Historical Demographic Data in the Town of Pullman, 1880-1940, by Andrew H. Bullen
- BOOK REVIEW: The Success of Open Source by Steven Weber, reviewed by Eric Lease Morgan
- COLUMN: 700 Dollars and a Dream : Take a Chance on Koha, There’s Very Little to Lose, by BWS Johnson
Tomorrow I will give a brief presentation on the outcomes of a citation analysis exercise we did for a chairgroup at our university a while back. I share this presentation since I contains some tips on publishing which some might find useful.
Today it was announced that institute disambiguation, or the affiliation identifier, will become functional in Scopus early January 2008. At this promotional site it is demonstrated what a search for the University of Liverpool returns in options of selection the right University of Liverpool and whether or not you want to include the teaching hospitals in a subsequent search as well.
Web of Science already included a refine option with an affiliation option amongst others, but they way the results are presented for Scopus shows that Elsevier has taken a different approach to solving this problem.
It will be interesting to test both approaches in more detail when the Scopus tool is officially launched.
Tomorrow, I am about to give a course on citation analysis for research evaluation. This powerpoint is the mainstay for the morning, but the course is open to any suggestions. It differs only in little details from the course given at the start of this year. The most exciting change came from Scimago, which I only discovered yesterday but has already been included in the exercises.
I knew it was coming, today I noted it for the first time that Scopus is already indexing and alerting ‘articles in press’ (or any of its variations such as ‘online first’). In one of my regular alerts I got this article from Henk Moed:
Moed, H.F. (2007) UK Research Assessment Exercises: Informed judgments on research quality or quantity? Scientometrics, pp. 1-9. Article in Press