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Scopus and Research Workflow Enhancement
Dr. Peter Brimblecombe of the University of East Anglia is a member of the title selection committee for Scopus. He discusses how he uses Scopus to enhance Research Workflow.
Scopus and Types of Users
How does Scopus help particular users like an editor or researcher? Dr. Gerard Pfann of the University of Maastricht is the editor of a major Economics Journal and answers the question above.
Who is Your Inspiration?
Subject Chair of the Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board Dr. David Rew discusses his inspiration and gives other thoughts on striving for excellence. This video gives a glimpse into the personalities on the independent board the CSAB.
How Do You Use Scopus-En Espanol
Dra. Adrianna Ortiz of the top university in Mexico UNAM discusses how Scopus enhances research workflow and does so in the Spanish language itself.
Russian: Scopus and Research Workflow Enhancement
Ms. Olga Kirolova of the All Russian Institute for Science & Technology provides a rare Russian language talk on how Scopus is used to enhance research workflow in Russia.
Developing an 'APP'titude
Applications are fast becoming the rage in terms of delivering dynamic, functional, and valuable content to users at research institutions. Peter Clinton, Director of IT Services, at the University of Toronto a Top 100 Research University joins Best Practices TV to share some of his insights on applications for both web and mobile access.
Publish, BE CITED, or Perish
Looking for an example of how to show that the library is not just a repository of books? Does your administration have difficulty seeing the STRATEGIC value of the university library? Here is a practical example of how the library at Wageningen University in Holland was able to show the strategic value in the area of research performance and evaluation. By using A&I database information they put together a method by which researchers and administrators had visibility into the output of the researcher via metrics.Wouter Gerritsma, Information Specialist, of Wageningen University explains how they library has now been cited as a best practice for researchers and a mandated evaluation resource for the school. Wageningen University is a development partner of Elsevier Inc.
Aligning With Faculty
Maria Brahme, Subject Librarian at Pepperdine University gives us her Best Practices on aligning the library's resources with University faculty thereby increasing usage on campus. By cultivating relationships with faculty champions and "thinking outside of the library" use of the University's databases increased.
Proper Referencing For Students
Roger Hines, Subject Librarian at Sheffield-Hallam University discusses some of the techniques the University has employed to help students with referencing their research properly. Roger also discusses how the library has employed the use of digital television to build awareness and foster community.
You Can Do That?
Jeroen Bosman, subject librarian, of Utrecht University in The Netherlands discusses 3 real case scenarios of how you can have your users get the most out of Scopus tools. Offer an easy-to-use, reliable abstract and citation database to your users.
- Link your users quickly and accurately to the full-text articles you've invested in.
- Increase the visibility of and access to other library resources.
- Ensure your users search peer-reviewed, indexed content.
- Analyze highly-cited articles to inform your collection management decisions.
Scoop on Scopus
NJIT Librarian Haymwantee Singh, MS, MLS shares a succesful story on marketing the online database Scopus on campus. This best practice can be applied to several library resources as it uses creative offline techniques to increase usage and adoption of Scopus into a user's workflow. This is a MUST watch for any librarian or content manager.
Efficient, Effectiveness, Effortlessly
Increasing usage of the library's resources by making it easier for users to find the content that they are looking for. Also interesting advice for up and coming librarians provided by experts at one of the top research universities in the world The University of Vienna, Austria.
The Mobile Library A Conversation
Donna Gibson, Library Director at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center shares some insightful thoughts on beginning the conversation for a mobile library strategy. Donna sits down with Best Practices TV and discusses user assessments, vendors and how to begin the process of implementing the mobile library at your institution
The 3rd Person
Bonus clip from the University of Vienna where Head Librarian Juan Gorraiz explains the bust that was in the corner during our previous interview for BPTV Best Practices TV
Facilitating collaboration: The vision behind SciVerse Applications
We introduced SciVerse Applications to allow over 15 million users to build, find and use applications that enhance the SciVerse research experience. In this webinar, Jay Katzen, Managing Director of Academic & Government Markets shares the vision behind SciVerse Applications’ goals to improve workflows for researchers while enhancing the existing value of the libraries that we serve.
Application Experts - Perspectives on enhancing scientific research
Guest speaker application developers discuss how applications enable scientific researchers and librarians to further analyze, discover and enhance the research experience at the same time. Applications of differing disciplines and categories are covered.
Creating Connections: Applying the Power of Integrated Data Sets
In scientific research, we can never underestimate the value of data. But have we underappreciated the missed opportunities and knowledge gaps that remain between unconnected data sets? With integrated data, researchers and librarians can capture unseen insights and initiate new, cross-disciplinary interactions. This webinar explores the growing world of data integration. With shared insights of experts from Elsevier and collaborating institutions, the webinar shows participants:
- How content within scientific articles and other texts can be enhanced with relevant and related data-set overlays
- How researchers can apply new apps to drill into the most relevant data sets for their own research
- How librarians can enrich current data resources with additional data sets
- How specific disciplines, such as life and earth sciences, are already applying data integration to accelerate new discoveries in less time
Applications and the scientific research workflow
How can applications make a positive impact on the scientific research workflow? Rafael Sidi, VP of SciVerse Applications and Developer Network at Elsevier explains.