Measure for Measure, or, Much Ado About Nothing?

14 Jun 2007 10:00
14 Jun 2007 16:00


Measuring the quality and value of online journals
This highly topical seminar brings together a range of eminent speakers to explore the ways in which the quality and value of online journals and their published output can be assessed, from the latest developments in long-standing citation-based assessment methods to newer technologies which have yet to be developed into reliable standards, including usage-based measures and linking metrics. Our experts will also consider the wider environment in which such measurements take place, in terms of the influence of quality measures on author and reader behaviour, the differing perceptions of value between disciplines, and the development of national quality initiatives such as the UK's Research Assessment Exercise.

Who should attend

The seminar will be of keen interest to librarians, publishers and all those with a stake in understanding the multi-faceted topic of determining the quality of journals.


10.00 Registration and coffee

10.30 Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Hazel Woodward, University Librarian and Director of the University Press,
Cranfield University

10.40 Perceptions of value and value beyond perceptions 
Carol Tenopir, Professor, School of Information Sciences and Director of Research, College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

11.15 Journals in the arts and humanities: their role and evaluation 
Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Warden, Goldsmiths, University of London

11.50 The usage factor – how can we enhance the relevance of usage as
an indicator of value? 
Richard Gedye, Sales Director, Oxford Journals

12.20 Lunch

13.15 The anxiety of hyper-influence: measuring the impact of user-generated content  
Geoffrey Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CrossRef

13.50 Bibliometrics, assessment and UK research
Jonathan Adams, Director, Evidence Ltd

14.25 Break

14.45 What impact, whose value? Citation metrics in a workflow perspective
James Pringle, Vice President, Development, Academic & Government Markets, Thomson Scientific

15.20 What next? A round-up of the day and some thoughts about achieving the agenda
Hugh Look, Senior Consultant, Rightscom Ltd

15.45 Chair’s closing remarks

16.00 Close of seminar


UKSG members £135.00 + £23.63 VAT (total £158.63)
Non-members £170.00 + £29.75 VAT (total £199.75)
The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Lecture Theatre)
27 Sussex Place
Regent’s Park

Tel.: 020 7772 6200
Location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By 6 June 2007 Full refund
From 7 June 2007 No refund


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