Friday, 5 June 2009

The e-journals revolution

The e-journals revolution: how the use of scholarly journals is shaping research - event on 1 July 2009, London
A free Research Information Network event

Wednesday 1 July 2009 - 9.30-15.30, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE



This free Research Information Network event will look at the findings
of the 'E-journals: their use, value and impact' report, which takes an
in-depth look at how researchers in the UK use electronic journals, the
value they bring to universities and research institutions and the
contribution they make to research productivity, quality and outcomes.



It's clear that e-journals have given researchers an unprecedented
level and convenience of access to knowledge in scholarly articles, but
what effect have they had on the ways in which researchers seek
information? Do they provide good value for money to higher education
libraries and what are the wider benefits for universities and research
institutions? The event aims to spark a debate on these issues and to
inform phase 2 of this RIN study.



Aimed at scholarly publishers, university librarians, higher education
policy makers and researchers, this event will offer fresh insights on
the use and value of e-journals and provide a networking opportunity
for delegates from diverse arenas.



Key speakers include:



*       Chris Banks, University Library, University of Aberdeen

*       Richard Gedye, Research Manager at Oxford University Press

*       Dr Michael Jubb, Director of the RIN

*       Dr Emily Lyons, Scientific Manager, Imperial College London

*       Professor David Nicholas and Dr Ian Rowlands of the Centre for
Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER) at
University College London



For a programme and booking instructions, visit http://www.rin.ac.uk/ejournals-event
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