I am a Librarian with a primary professional interest in Open Scholarship. In my role as Research Services Consultant at the University of Leicester I lead on the Research Metrics portfolio, which means I advocate responsible use of bibliometrics and altmetrics for analysis, horizon scanning and evaluation. I can also provide advice on open access in relation to publication, self-archiving, licenses, metrics and policy compliance. Follow the activities of me and my colleagues within the Research Services Team on Twitter at @DWLresearch
Dr. Vanessa Crosby is the Acting Manager, Research Reporting Unit, at UNSW Library. In her role she supports reporting in Symplectic Elements, the University’s research information management system, and the implementation of emerging research support tools such as Altmetric for Institutions, ORCID and ISNI. Prior to her current position, Vanessa worked across a broad range of roles in the Higher Education sector in teaching, research, and grant development. With a research background in Art History and Religious Studies, she is passionate about the opportunities and challenges of big data and digitization for the Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences.
Tentative list of things I can do for you (where you = a stakeholder in the scholarly communication process or in a related industry): SUBSCRIPTION LICENSE NEGOTIATIONS — My suite of homegrown content analysis & negotiation methods is guaranteed to drive scholarly publishers crazy, and ultimately make them agree to any terms *you* wish to impose on them. My priority is getting you the most affordable Big Deal possible, but depending on your goals, negotiating for other terms is doable. Pricing: I shave off 10% of total savings I get you, relative to target publisher’s final offer. No money up front — if I fail, you don’t pay anything. PUBLIC RELATIONS & CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS — Having about five years of experience handling delicate communications under a constant latent threat of predatory publishing allegations, I learned there’s one simple rule to follow in PR and comms in general: always speak the truth. The other part of the equation is framing that truth in the most favorable way. Pricing: depends on the truth, and the desired framing. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT — Wanna really know scholarly communication and publishing? Join me on a crazy trip down the rabbithole, and catch a glimpse of the Matrix. I’ve stared at it for long enough myself, so I tend to simplify where others seek to add complexity and obfuscate. Pricing: depends on how deep down the hole you wanna go. BIBLIOMETRICS & ALT-ALTMETRICS — Wanna know what that rainbow donut du jour really tells you about the impact of research? Yeah, pretty much nothing. Citations? Same. Impact Factors? Don’t get me started. On the other hand, please do get me started if you want a more nuanced qualitative measure of potential impact, and viable routes of fulfilling that potential. It’s simply about getting your content to a right pair of eyes. Pricing: one-offs are free of charge. Anything more than that we’ll have to discuss. COPYRIGHT/LICENSING/LEGAL/ETHICS — “Oh, but how? You didn’t go law school,” I hear you say. Sure I’m not a fish, but I’ve learned to swim confidently in these murky waters. So, e.g. if you’ve got an ethical conundrum that requires quick resolution, but don’t have the luxury of waiting for the next quarterly COPE Forum — I’m your guy. Pricing: free for individuals; expensive for organizations. CONSULTING — I’ll consult you on anything, just ask me. Pricing: talk is cheap, so why not make it free. I guarantee confidentiality no matter which service you’re interested in.
Mounce R. 2013. Easy steps towards open scholarship. LSE Impact Blog http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2013/05/24/easy-steps-towards-open-scholarship/
Mounce, R. 2013. Open access and altmetrics: distinct but complementary. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 39:14-17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/bult.2013.1720390406
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