How should we understand the value of academic publications?

How should we understand the value of academic publications?  That was the question addressed at the ALA Annual Conference last month during the SPARC/ACRL Forum.

“Attention, Intention, and Value” > Blog entry by Kevin Smith, Duke University’s first Scholarly Communications Officer. Kevin Smith’s principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, intellectual property licensing and scholarly publishing.

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Schedule now for Math & Writing Center representatives to visit a class this fall.

Representatives with can speak with students on a variety of topics, including the center’s services, the writing process, grammar, plagiarism, how to study for math, and any specific content areas related to information literacy or writing.

Visits can be scheduled by emailing or today.

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Karen Evans to present at ALAO in November

Reference/Instruction Librarian (Public Services) Karen Evans’ paper “Got Your 6: Librarian Support for Student Veterans” has been selected for inclusion in the 40th Annual Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference (“Advocacy, Engagement, Outreach”) at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center on November 14, 2014.  The paper has been selected by ALAO’s Diversity Committee as a sponsored program.

The selection of this paper for presentation at the ALAO conference is only the most recent episode in an extraordinarily productive period of scholarly research for Karen.  In the last nine months or so she has had various articles and book chapters that have either been published  or are in press, given webinars, and has presented – or will soon present – at numerous conferences.    She also holds leadership positions in several professional associations.


As of July 1, Turnitin will no longer test or fix features and bugs found only in Internet Explorer 8. This does not mean that Turnitin will immediately stop working in IE8, only that the company can no longer guarantee full functionality long term.

If you use Internet Explorer 8, please upgrade to the current IE version or switch to the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Safari, which are all supposed by Turnitin.

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Posted on ISU Today May 19 2014