Search results

1 – 10 of 24
To view the access options for this content please click here
Article
Publication date: 1 June 2002

Michael A. Mabe and Mayur Amin

The fundamental asymmetries of the journal system are reviewed and an examination is made of the differences between author and reader behaviour at both a quantitative and…

Abstract

The fundamental asymmetries of the journal system are reviewed and an examination is made of the differences between author and reader behaviour at both a quantitative and a qualitative level. Author productivity and so‐called “salami‐style” publishing practices are examined. An estimate of global author numbers is made. Reader and readership studies combined with bibliometric analysis allow the proposal of a means of estimating reading rates of journals.

Details

Aslib Proceedings, vol. 54 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

Keywords

To view the access options for this content please click here
Article
Publication date: 1 April 2001

Michael A Mabe

Excited by what has now become possible, paricipants in the creation of the new digital library often overlook fundamental (often implicit) aspects of the paper paradigm…

Abstract

Excited by what has now become possible, paricipants in the creation of the new digital library often overlook fundamental (often implicit) aspects of the paper paradigm that still need to be maintained in the digital universe. In the realm of scholarly and sxientific communication, ths issues of first publication, version control, referencing version control, referncing, stable and immutable archives, as well as strategic issues blurring the distinctions between the information players all have to be reconsidered. These matters are reviewed with an indication of what has and has yet to be achieved

Details

Aslib Proceedings, vol. 53 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

Keywords

To view the access options for this content please click here
Article
Publication date: 1 September 2002

Mike McGrath

Reviews recent interlending and document supply literature. Considers the implications of open accesss archiving and the ongoing developments in consortia and electronic…

Abstract

Reviews recent interlending and document supply literature. Considers the implications of open accesss archiving and the ongoing developments in consortia and electronic journals. A number of other issues are reviewed briefly.

Details

Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 30 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

Keywords

To view the access options for this content please click here
Article
Publication date: 8 March 2011

Adrian Mulligan and Michael Mabe

The purpose of this paper is to understand how the migration from the print world to the electronic environment has affected the motivations, attitudes and behaviours of…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to understand how the migration from the print world to the electronic environment has affected the motivations, attitudes and behaviours of researchers in scholarly communication.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper takes the form of an investigation that is both quantitative and qualitative. The study was split into three phases: understand the issues affecting researchers (focus groups and interviews); an online survey of 6,344 researchers measuring attitudes and digging deeper into issues: telephone interviews to understand differences between different groups change. Differences in opinions were examined across discipline.

Findings

While there has been some change in the behaviour of researchers, there has been little change in their motivations for publication. Researchers want other researchers' data but are less inclined to share their own. Researcher attitudes towards repositories are very mixed. Researchers highly value peer review. The pressure to over‐publish at the expense of quality is exaggerated.

Research limitations/implications

Further research is required to measure the impact on researcher motivations and attitudes of external pressures that were emerging at the time of this study. This includes the growing influence of funding bodies, the economic downturn and its impact on institutional budgets, as well as subsequent advances in the digital revolution.

Practical implications

This research suggests that, while technology may have positively impacted the efficiency of scholarly communication, the drivers behind scholarly information exchange remain relatively unchanged. Moreover, changes to the scholarly information business model will only be successful if they continue to satisfy the underlying motivations and needs of researchers.

Originality/value

This paper fulfils an identified need to measure the motivations of researchers towards the core functions of scholarly communication on a global level.

Details

Journal of Documentation, vol. 67 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

Keywords

To view the access options for this content please click here
Article
Publication date: 15 November 2011

Mike McGrath

The aim is to distil the knowledge gained in 10 years of editing ILDS and 35 years in the business.

Abstract

Purpose

The aim is to distil the knowledge gained in 10 years of editing ILDS and 35 years in the business.

Design/methodology/approach

Factors affecting the change in demand for ILL are considered as well as the reasons for variation between countries.

Findings

The finding is that ILL has an optimistic future.

Originality/value

The article provides an overview from the retiring editor of ILDS.

Details

Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 39 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

Keywords

To view the access options for this content please click here
Article
Publication date: 1 March 2003

Ian Rowlands

This paper provides a high‐level overview of some of the main research themes and preoccupations that are reported in this special ciber issue of Aslib Proceedings: New…

Abstract

This paper provides a high‐level overview of some of the main research themes and preoccupations that are reported in this special ciber issue of Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives. The research activities of ciber are drawn together in the quest for a better understanding of the policy implications of large‐scale knowledge production systems against the backdrop of profound technical change, uncertainty over business models, and new forms of consumer behaviour. The paper presents a series of conceptual frameworks that aim to contextualise ciber’s work in bibliometrics, cybermetrics, research evaluation, scholarly communication, user studies, publishing strategies and policy analysis. The transparency that metrics can bring to the evaluation debate and the pivotal role of human information behaviour in determining those metrics, are discussed.

Details

Aslib Proceedings, vol. 55 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

Keywords

To view the access options for this content please click here
Book part
Publication date: 13 December 2018

Franklin Obeng-Odoom

Transnational corporation (TNC)-led oil investments have been widely encouraged as a mechanism for the development of the Global South. Even though the sector is…

Abstract

Transnational corporation (TNC)-led oil investments have been widely encouraged as a mechanism for the development of the Global South. Even though the sector is characterized by major accidents, oil-based developmentalist narratives claim that such accidents are merely isolated incidents that can be administratively addressed, redressed behaviorally through education of certain individuals, or corrected through individually targeted post-event legislation. Adapting Harvey Molotch’s (1970) political economy methodology of “accident research”, this paper argues that such “accidents” are, in fact, routine in the entire value chain of the oil system dominated by, among others, military-backed TNCs which increasingly collaborate with national and local oil companies similarly wedded to the ideology of growth. Based on this analysis, existing policy focus on improving technology, instituting and enforcing more environmental regulations, and the pursuit of economic nationalism in the form of withdrawing from globalization are ineffective. In such a red-hot system, built on rapidly spinning wheels of accumulation, the pursuit of slow growth characterized by breaking the chains of monopoly and oligopoly, putting commonly generated rent to common uses, and freeing labor from regulations that rob it of its produce has more potency to address the enigma of petroleum accidents in the global south.

Details

Environmental Impacts of Transnational Corporations in the Global South
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-034-5

Keywords

Content available
Article
Publication date: 30 May 2008

Joachim Schopfel and Cherifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri

Abstract

Details

Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 36 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

To view the access options for this content please click here
Article
Publication date: 1 April 1986

Neil Anderson and Viv Shackleton

Developments in personnel recruitment and selection “technology” have been both varied and extensive in the 1980s, and a number of overlapping and simultaneous…

Abstract

Developments in personnel recruitment and selection “technology” have been both varied and extensive in the 1980s, and a number of overlapping and simultaneous developments are immediately apparent. Here, “technology” refers to methods, strategies, techniques, theories and practices of staff resourcing.

Details

Personnel Review, vol. 15 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

To view the access options for this content please click here

Abstract

Details

Evaluating Scholarship and Research Impact
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-390-2

1 – 10 of 24