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Academic Citation “Cartels”?

August 29, 2013

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Interesting article in The Atlantic about how academics and students in Brazil decided to artificially boost journal impact factors by citing each other’s articles.

Teaching Information Literacy to Art & Design Students

August 16, 2013

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In June ARLIS UK & Ireland ran a workshop looking at new and interesting ways of teaching information literacy skills to art and design students.  Unfortunately neither Ian nor Rachel were able to attend, but the presentations are available on Dropbox. There’s some really interesting research by Glasgow School of Art into how their confident […]

Open Access Publishing – things to to watch out for

April 9, 2013

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Having just read a really interesting article on the New York Times website about “unethical” open access publishers, I thought that it would be of interest to research students and staff.  Although the article talks predominantly about science publishing, the same things can be applied to any subject or discipline. Open Access publishing is taking on a […]