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Event: Electronic Resources in Academic Context: Return on Investment Joachim SCHOPFEL 23 Jan 2014 23:45 UTC

Electronic Resources in Academic Context: Return on Investment

In an economy of web and digital scientific information, the value of
information is defined by its use. The Elico study of return on investment
(ROI) identifies the impact of the usage of electronic journals on the
activity of publishing articles by university-affiliated researchers. In
particular, it analyzes the impact of the usage of electronic journals on
the scientific production (publications, citations) by domain and type of
institution. It develops indicators of causal relationships between usage,
publications and citations, and analyzes the evolution of the phenomena of
causality in time.

The French research team conducted by Cherifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri (Lyon)
will present and discuss the results of this study February 20-21, 2014,
at Lyon (France). Organized by the Elico laboratory and the French
academic consortium Couperin, the meeting will bring together scientists
from the USA (Lib-Value), UK (e-journals: use, value, impact) and France
who have published on return on investment in academic and public
libraries. English will be the working language.

The program:

February 20th: Scientific seminar (Elico)
Morning: Presentation of the methodology of our studies (Lib-Value,
e-journals: use, value, impact, ROI Elico)
Afternoon: Discussion on future research perspectives for ROI studies
Public: Mainly researchers, PhD students, academic librarians

February 21st: Conference (Elico & Couperin)
Program and inscriptions:
Public: Librarians, researchers, PhD students
Place: University of Lyon 1, Campus de la Doua, Nautibus building, room C5

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