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"Tools for Measuring Research Impact" Workshop

Are you working on a job application or your promotion dossier, and need to demonstrate the impact your work has made? Don’t know the difference between an impact factor and an Eigenfactor? Not sure how to find out which journals in your field are "the best"? This workshop is for you! Workshop presenters will provide an overview of established and alternative methods for assessing the influence of published scholarship.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30PM
WHERE: Laws Hall 116 (B.E.S.T. Library)

This workshop is appropriate for faculty members and graduate students in all disciplines.  Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to locate and calculate metrics for research impact, including Journal Impact Factors, h-index, Eigenfactor, social media-based metrics, and more. Participants will also gain an appreciation for the limitations of publication metrics and the varied suitability of different metrics for different academic fields and types of publications.

Please contact Kevin Messner at krmessner@miamioh.edu for more information or to RSVP.  We look forward to you joining us!

B.E.S.T. Library services limited Saturday June 27 by building power outage

A building power outage has been scheduled in Laws Hall for Saturday, June 27.  B.E.S.T. Library will be open with limited service that day from 1-5pm.  Computing and other electrical-dependent services will be unavailable.

As a safety precaution, access to materials in the basement book stacks will be available by staff retrieval only.

The power outage has been scheduled by Physical Facilities to replace equipment and upgrade electrical service in the building.

 

"Top 50" Textbooks Now Available at B.E.S.T.!

For the past several years, the Textbook Initiative project has made copies of textbooks in each of the Top 50 highest enrollment courses available on reserve for 2 hour checkout at King Library.  By repeated request, this semester we are expanding this program to BEST Library.  "Top 50" courses in the primary disciplines served by the Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology Library will also have a textbook copy available on 2 hour reserve at BEST.
 
The affected courses for Spring 2015 are below.
 
Books for a variety of other courses continue to be available on reserve at each of the libraries, and we will happily place department- or instructor-owned copies of books needed for a course on reserve at any of the libraries.  Contact Stephen Cox at BEST at 9-7202 or coxs4@miamioh.edu with any questions about placing an item on reserve at BEST.
 
Textbook on Reserve available at B.E.S.T. Library for these courses:
ACC 221
ACC 222
BIO 115/116
BIO 121
BIO 161
BLS 342
BUS 101
CHM 141/142
CHM 241/242
CSE 148
ECO 201
ECO 202
FIN 301
GEO 101
GLG 111
ISA 205
ISA 235
MBI 111
MBI 131
MGT 291
MGT 302
MKT 291
MTH 151
MTH 251
PHY 181/182
PSY 111
STA 261
STA 301