WorldCat Identities

Swan, Alma

Overview
Works: 15 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 82 library holdings
Genres: Use studies 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: Z286.S37, 028.7
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Alma Swan
Institutional repositories by Alma Swan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing knowledge : open access and preservation in Europe ; conclusions of a strategic workshop, Brussels, 25 - 26 November 2010 ; report( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open access scholarly information sourcebook : practical steps for implementing open access( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains educational materials covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to create open access repositories and open access publications. The web sites objectives are to increase the number of trainers and centers of expertise worldwide, to expand the knowledge base of open access implementation, to share resources and best practices, and to demonstrate and record successful outcomes of open access around the world. The target audiences include researchers, librarians, publishers, administrators, students, and the general public
Institutional repositories by Alma Swan( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Researchers' use of academic libraries and their services : a report by Sheridan Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Delivery of Business Information to the End-User--User Perceptions and Needs by Alma Swan( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study surveyed customer needs and the information-usage behavior in two sectors, corporate end-users and academic end-users, both using business information. Questionnaires were distributed to 198 named senior managers of a large United Kingdom energy company (97 returned) and to 595 faculty members of 11 top business schools in 9 countries (59 returned). The questionnaires were designed to probe the extent of end-user access to, and usage of, work-related information and the perceived value of such information in facilitating their work. Despite the fact that all or most of the journals required by academic respondents are available in their library and access to the peripheral sources they value is easy, 58% still feel they are missing useful information and use other available sources to try to find it; corporate end-users are in agreement, with 86% agreeing that better access to external information would improve the performance of their department. In the academic situation, a huge proportion of respondents have access both to Internet facilities and to online services provided via their library, yet usage figures for these media are quite low. Corporate resondents indicated that they are not confident of their abilities to use these media effectively and anecdotal evidence suggests that academic end-users feel similarily. Academic end-users rated journals as the most important source of information (86%); undertaking a systematic search of these journals, in printed form in their institutional library was the main method of access. Oral or informal written communication appeared to be an important source of work-related information. In contrast to the corporate sector, the academic respondents were overwhelmingly in favour of greater access to electronic information. Just as there are many differences between the needs of end-users and those of institutional buyers, so there also appears to be significant and often substantial differences in the perceived needs of different types of customers in the end-user sector. (Contains 12 references.) (Aef)
To share or not to share : publication and quality assurance of research data outputs : main report( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This report presents the findings from a study of whether or not researchers make their research data available to others, and the issues they encounter when doing so. The study is set in a context where the amount of digital data being created and gathered by researchers is increasing rapidly. There is also a growing recognition by researchers, their employers and their funders, of the potential value in making new data available for sharing and in curating them for re-use in the long term. Based on the results of more than 100 detailed interviews with researchers across eight subject areas, the report finds that realising the full potential of data requires further progress in data management policies and practice. It seeks to provide a clearer picture of how researchers are responding to data creation and use challenges. Are they making their data available and accessible to others, and what are the issues they are encountering when and if they do so?"--Publisher website
Policy guidelines for the development and promotion of open access by Alma Swan( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication will serve the needs of OA policy development at the government, institutional and funding agency level. The overall objective of the Policy Guidelines is to promote Open Access in Member States by facilitating understanding of all relevant issues related to Open Access. The guidelines are not prescriptive in nature, but are suggestive to facilitate knowledge-based decision-making to adopt OA policies and strengthen national research systems
Encyclopedia of Genocide( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional repositories by Alma Swan( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IRIScotland : Institutional Repository Infrastructure for Scotland by Sheila Cannell( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open access self-archiving: an author study by Alma Swan( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second author study on open access, carried out to determine the current state of play with respect to author self-archiving behaviour. The survey was carried out during the last quarter of 2004. There were 1296 respondents
Access to research and technical information in Denmark : report to The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (FI) and Denmark's Electronic Research Library (DEFF( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survey. The interviews. Options for improving access. Sammenfatning (Danish summary) . Undersøgelsen. Interviewene. Måder at forbedre adgangen på. Background and context. Aims of this study. The economic impacts of research. Access to research and technical information. This study. The sample. The questionnaire. Research findings. The survey. Demographics. Information access. Importance of access. Comments from questionnaire respondents. The interviews. Incubator firms. Non-incubator firms. Conclusions and recommendations. Conclusions. Recommendations. Tables and Figures. References. Contents
Delivery, management and access model for e-prints and open access journals within further and higher education : a joint report( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientists who do the research: what are they up to in this new digital scholarly communication world? by Alma Swan( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.65 (from 0.56 for Policy gui ... to 1.00 for Institutio ...)

Languages
English (18)