Scientific Information Literacy

Posted first (and graciously shared by!) Napa Valley College Library Research in the sciences generally involves recognizing a scientific problem to be solved, setting up an experiment designed to yield useful data, and interpreting the data in the context of other...

The Information Life Cycle

The Information Life Cycle Because of the information life cycle, where you look for information depends in large part on when it happened. For reasons of public interest, technology, and economics, information moves through society at a somewhat predictable pace....

What is scholarly communication?

Scholarly communication is the process of academics, scholars and researchers sharing and publishing their research findings so that they are available to the wider academic community and beyond. Traditionally scholarly communication has occurred in the formal...

Who’s Downloading Pirated Papers? Everyone

Just as spring arrived last month in Iran, Meysam Rahimi sat down at his university computer and immediately ran into a problem: how to get the scientific papers he needed. He had to write up a research proposal for his engineering Ph.D. at Amirkabir University of...

Scholarly Publishing and Communication

  Scholarly publishing and communication refers to the creation of new knowledge and its dissemination to relevant academic audiences. Public dissemination of knowledge has become cheaper, faster and easier in the digital age, but is not without its challenges....
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