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Effect of learning resources on Mendeley user adoption and productivity
This study was done to understand the user adoption pattern of a reference management tool such as Mendeley. Libraries can improve usage of reference management tools if they adopt a mix of learning support services. The ...
Road to Open Access in the Sciences: Exploring publishing trends in OA journals at York University
Academic freedom and openness are the hallmarks of scholarship. Scientific progress is being impeded due to inadequate access to research which ironically is being conducted collaboratively with global researchers. As ...
Keeping Up With RSS: OLA 2009
Presented at OLA Super Conference in Jan 2009. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds can be used by researchers to keep up with the latest developments in a particular field. They can be used as a tool to gather information ...
Open Access Publishing: What Authors Want
(Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012-03)
Campus-based open access author funds are being considered by many academic libraries as a way to support authors publishing in open access journals. Article processing fees for open access have been introduced recently ...
The Chemistry of Scopus & Web of Science: UfT Chemistry Librarians 2009
This presentation at the Chemistry librarians conference at University of Toronto was about the value-added features in these two databases and the caveats when using these databases for finding chemistry related information
Promoting Public Access Policies – A New Role for Librarians
The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) with its public access policy has joined a host of other granting agencies requiring researchers to provide open access to their research outputs. To help researchers ...
E-books in the Sciences: Gauging Faculty and Graduate Students Needs: SLA 2009 Paper
Canadian Universities are diverting an increasing amount of their budget to acquire e-books. E-books in pure and applied sciences are available from different content providers and publishers. The academic community at ...
Using Online Tools to Engage the Science Community at York University: SLA 2008
York University Libraries are using Web 2.0 tools to identify and promote resources based on the research interests of the scientific community. Some of the tools include, RSS feeds for science research, permanent linking ...
PubMed Central Canada: Beyond an Open Access Repository?
PubMed Central Canada (PMC Canada) represents a partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the National Research Council's Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI), ...
Using New Books Blog at Steacie Library to Understand Academic Community Needs - TRY 2008
Steacie Science & Engineering library started a new books blog in November 2006. This blog was used primarily to inform faculty members and graduate students about new print books acquired by the science library. During ...
Effects of cardiac rehabilitation referral strategies on referral and enrollment rates
(Nature Publishing Group, 2010-02)
Despite recommendations in clinical practice guidelines, evidence suggests that utilization of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) following indicated cardiac events is low. Referral strategies, such as automatic referral, have ...
Supplementing Traditional Ways of Measuring Scholarly Impact: The Altmetrics Way
The paper explores the importance of the Altmetric Attention Score (AAS) and York researchers’ awareness and perceptions of scholarly metrics and their impact. The top 100 papers with high Altmetric Attention Scores from ...
Open Access Funds: A Canadian Library Survey
A survey of Canadian research libraries was conducted to determine the extent of funding support for open access publications in these institutions. Results indicate that there is substantial support for open access ...
Learning Mendeley through Certification Program for Librarians
Mendeley Certification Program for Librarians was launched in February 2015 and has received enthusiastic support from over 800 participants world-wide. The Certification Program offers an flexible, 100% on-line, self-paced ...
E-Books in the Sciences: If We Buy It Will They Use It?
(Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, ACRL, Science and Technology Section, 2009-12)
York University, Toronto, Canada has been acquiring e-books from different publishers and content providers. We conducted an online e-book survey in Fall 2008 to gather responses from science graduate students and faculty ...
Publishing Trends and Open Access Journals at York University
As the fields of scholarly communication and academic publishing change rapidly, science librarians are highlighting different aspects of scholarly communication to their academic community. York University Libraries support ...