It’s Open Access Week. OAW is an international gathering of the minds focused on creating awareness of free, immediate and online access of scholarly research.
I will finish celebrating the week at the University at Buffalo tomorrow (Friday, 10/22) with a presentation – Critical Mass is Critical: A View Into the Changing World of Scholarly Communications.
I’ll be discussing data found from the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and other sources, on the history of how scholarly communications has changed in recent years and outline an approach for using online communities. I will also explore some user-focused tools, such as article level metrics, that online scholarly communities offer to empower scholars to be more efficient and effective in their research activities.
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