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Deeper access to the research you need: 250+ journals now available

This post is written by Tim Strawn, director of information resources. Using a data-driven evaluative process, Kennedy Library, with special one-time funds, purchased perpetual access to a large number of high-demand electronic journal back files. This means that faculty, students and other users can have access to all content for hundreds of scholarly journals.

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Campus invited to open forum April 10 at Kennedy Library for architects’ closing presentation

This post is written by University Librarian Anna Gold.

A team from the distinguished architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch returns to Cal Poly on April 10 for their third and final visit to explore ideas for reimagining Kennedy Library for the next 5-10 years.

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Jessica Holada named Director of Special Collections and Archives

This post is written by University Librarian Anna Gold.

Jessica Holada joined Cal Poly on March 3, as Kennedy Library’s new Director for Special Collections and Archives.

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Margaret Adeogun named Head of Access Services

This post is written by Sarah Faye Cohen, Associate University Librarian.

I’m delighted to announce that Margaret Adeogun has joined Kennedy Library as our Head of Access Services as of March 4, 2014.

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Check out the new resources in our collection

This post was written by Tim Strawn, Director of Information Resources at Kennedy Library.

For the first time, Cal Poly researchers have access to Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) which is accessible via our Web of Science platform.

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What do your metrics tell you about impact?

This post was written by David Beales, engineering librarian, and Marisa Ramirez, digital scholarship services librarian.

With increasing emphasis placed on scholars and research centers to capture the return and value of their work, research impact has become a topic of great interest in academia. This interest has increased in intensity as grant recipients are expected to report on the impact of a project’s published output and as scholars are charged with demonstrating impact of their scholarship in promotion and tenure portfolios. The established measures of impact are based on journal and author citation metrics. Now, there is also an emerging field of altmetrics which attempts to harvest real-world data to demonstrate real-world impact.

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Faculty invited to inform future library services via Ithaka survey

Kennedy Library is the first CSU to participate in the Ithaka S+R Local Faculty Survey. First launched in 2012, the Ithaka survey is a national standard for understanding faculty perceptions of the role and value of libraries in supporting research, teaching, scholarly communications and societies. All full-time Cal Poly faculty will be invited to participate.

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