ATG Hot Topics of the Week: Altmetrics, My Mother Was Nuts… & More on the Berlin Declaration
by Jonathan H. Harwell, Georgia Southern University
At ACRLog, Bonnie Swoger of SUNY Geneseo tells us why some students are interested in impact factors, h-indexes, etc., and points to a manifesto on altmetrics.
David Streitfeld of The New York Times brings us the story of Amazon’s deals with authors (including Penny Marshall’s autobiography in print & electronic formats), bypassing publishers.
And on Collection = Connection, Steven Harris at the University of New Mexico kindly shares a template for faculty resolutions in support of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge.