Friday, 16 May 2008

Librarians teaching publication strategies?

Knievel, J E, 2008, ‘Instruction to Faculty and Graduate Students: A Tutorial to Teach Publication Strategies’, portal: Libraries and the Academy, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 175-186.

I recently came across this article on teaching publication strategies to junior faculty and graduate students - kind of like our "Getting Cited" session, but going a whole lot further.

My initial reaction to the idea was "Blimey! I'm not sure this is really the Library's patch", but Knievel's argument is that while graduate students/new academics know their field, they often do not fully understand the publication cycle.

The online tutorial that University of Colorado Libraries created to teach publication strategies to researchers seems to have been a wild success, and you can access it at http://www.publishnotperish.org

I think it's great (although a bit text dense) and I learned quite a lot - being in a profound state of ignorance to begin with.


1 comment:

Roger Carter said...

The University of Colorado tutorial mentioned here is great. This is just the type of resource that we should be linking to from our Research pages if we can.