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Managing Scientific Information and Research Data

Handbook / Manual
  • Promotes innovative technologies for creating, sharing and managing scientific content
  • Presents new models of scientific publishing, peer review, and dissemination of information
  • Serves as a practical guide for researchers, students, and librarians on how to discover, filter, and manage scientific information
  • Advocates for the adoption of unique author identifiers such as ORCID and ResearcherID
  • Looks into new tools that make scientific information easy to discover and manage
  • Shows what eScience is and why it is becoming a priority for academic libraries
  • Demonstrates how Electronic Laboratory Notebooks can be used to record, store, share, and manage research data
  • Shows how social media and the new area of Altmetrics increase researchers’ visibility and measure attention to their research
  • Directs to sources for datasets
  • Provides directions on choosing and using bibliographic management tools
  • Critically examines the metrics used to evaluate research impact

Series: Chandos Information Professional Series

By: Svetla Baykoucheva(Author)

Chandos Publishing

Paperback | Jul 2015 | #228622 | ISBN-13: 9780081001950
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Innovative technologies are changing the way research is performed, preserved, and communicated. Managing Scientific Information and Research Data explores how these technologies are used and provides detailed analysis of the approaches and tools developed to manage scientific information and data. Following an introduction, Managing Scientific Information and Research Data is then divided into 15 chapters discussing the changes in scientific communication; new models of publishing and peer review; ethics in scientific communication; preservation of data; discovery tools; discipline-specific practices of researchers for gathering and using scientific information; academic social networks; bibliographic management tools; information literacy and the information needs of students and researchers; the involvement of academic libraries in eScience and the new opportunities it presents to librarians; and interviews with experts in scientific information and publishing.


    1: The road from chemistry-to microbiology-to information science
    2: Scientific communication in the digital age
        2.1 Introduction
        2.2 Challenging the traditional scientific publishing model
        2.3 The impact of the Open Access Movement on STEM publishing
        2.4 New models of scientific communication and publishing
        2.5 Use of social media in scientific communication
        2.6 Conclusion
    3: Ethics in scientific publishing
        3.1 Introduction
        3.2 Are we ever going to know the truth?
        3.3 Biases of editors
        3.4 Manipulating the impact factor of journals
        3.5 Peer-review issues
        3.6 Detecting scientific fraud
        3.7 How do researchers decide what to cite in their publications?
        3.8 Why do researchers resort to unethical behavior?
        3.9 Organizations involved in preventing unethical behavior
        3.10 Conclusion
    4: An editor’s view: interview with John Fourkas
    5: Finding and managing scientific information
        5.1 Introduction
        5.2 Discovery tools
        5.3 “Smart” tools for managing scientific information
        5.4 Information resources and filtering of information
        5.5 Comparing resources
        5.6 Conclusion
    6: Science information literacy and the role of academic librarians
        6.1 Is there a future for information literacy instruction?
        6.2 The many faces of information literacy
        6.3 Managing citations
        6.4 Designing information literacy instruction
        6.5 How do we know we are helping students learn?
        6.6 Assessing student learning
        6.7 Instruction formats
        6.8 Other elements of information literacy
        6.9 Sample questions for assignments in science courses
    7: Information literacy and social media: interview with Chérifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri
    8: Coping with “Big Data”: eScience
        8.1 Introduction
        8.2 Types of research data
        8.3 Managing data
        8.4 Data standards
        8.5 Citing data
        8.6 Data sharing
        8.7 eScience/eResearch
        8.8 Data repositories and organizations involved in data preservation
        8.9 Data management plans
        8.10 eScience and academic libraries
        8.11 Conclusion
    9: Managing research data: electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs)
        9.1 Introduction
        9.2 Recording research data
        9.3 Paper vs digital
        9.4 Finding information about ELNs
        9.5 Benefits of using ELNs
        9.6 Types of ELNs
        9.7 Introducing ELNs in academic institutions
        9.8 Conclusion
    10: The complexity of chemical information: interview with Gary Wiggins
    11: Measuring academic impact
        11.1 Introduction
        11.2 The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)
        11.3 The Science Citation Index (SCI)
        11.4 Journal Impact Factor (IF)
        11.5 Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
        11.6 The Journal Impact Factor is not without drawbacks
        11.7 Essential Science Indicators (ESI)
        11.8 h-Index
        11.9 Google Scholar Citations
        11.10 How do authors decide what and how to cite?
        11.11 More on evaluating journals
        11.12 Conclusion
    12: From the Science Citation Index to the Journal Impact Factor and Web of Science: interview with Eugene Garfield
    13: What it looked like to work at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI): interview with Bonnie Lawlor
    14: Measuring attention: social media and altmetrics
        14.1 Introduction
        14.2 Measuring attention
        14.3 Altmetrics companies, applications, and tools
        14.4 Altmetrics and data provenance
        14.5 Conclusion
    15: Unique identifiers
        15.1 Introduction
        15.2 Unique author name identifiers
        15.3 Handling of author names by publishers
        15.4 Other unique identifiers
        15.5 Conclusion
    16: Epilogue: creating an information-literate generation of scientists

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Svetla Baykoucheva (Baykousheva) is the head of the White Memorial Chemistry Library at the University of Maryland College Park. For more than 20 years she has performed interdisciplinary research in infectious microbiology and biochemistry, and has published more than 40 articles in peer-review scientific journals such as the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry, Journal of Chromatography, and FEBS Letters. She was also the editor of the Chemical Information Bulletin (published by the ACS Chemical Information Division) and manager of the Library and Information Center of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Washington, D.C. In 2005 she moved back to academia to become head of the White Memorial Chemistry Library at the University of Maryland College Park, where she teaches scientific information and bibliographic management.

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