Social Justice and the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Research Agenda

Rebecca Kennison This piece, researched and written by K|N’s Rebecca Kennison, appears as Appendix 1 in this larger work: Association of College and Research Libraries. Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future. Prepared by Nancy Maron and Rebecca Kennison with Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, and Yasmeen…

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Altmetrics in Humanities and Social Sciences

Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Rebecca Kennison 30 October 2017 Introduction The spread of open digital forms of scholarly communication, combined with increasing institutional pressure to track research “impact,” has encouraged scholars and administrators in the humanities and social sciences to turn their attention to metrics that promise to help in the assessment of research outputs. However,…

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A Preservation Primer

As we discuss at length in our white paper “A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Access Publishing and Archiving for Humanities and Social Sciences”, preservation of the scholarly record should be at the heart of any scholarly communication enterprise — and academic and research libraries have an important role to play in ensuring that…

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