Here's a useful article by Jeffrey Beall, author of Scholarly Open Access, and expert on predatory journals and, apparently now, predatory conference organizers. You can read about my experience with a predatory journal in my previous post Beware of Predatory Journals.
Top 20 Library & Information Science Publications According to Google Metrics
Just wanted to let you all know that Google Scholar recently released their 2014 Metrics. Google lists the top 20 library science publications based on h5-index. Coming in at number one is the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology with an h5-index of 56. The h5-index is the h-index for articles published in … Continue reading Top 20 Library & Information Science Publications According to Google Metrics
Implications of Our Graying Profession
Today, on the College Libraries Discussion List, a email firestorm erupted over a simple survey request. A librarian requested that his fellow colleagues take the survey: The Mature Librarian: Over 55. The survey is intended to ascertain mature librarians' feelings about technology, staying relevant in their field, and working with younger librarians. Droves of emails have … Continue reading Implications of Our Graying Profession