Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Division of SLA webinar

Please plan to join the Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Division of SLA for its second contributed papers webinar on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central time (3 p.m. Eastern; 1 p.m. Mountain and 12 noon Pacific time).  This is a free event.

Click on the following link to connect on the day of the webinar:

Three 20-minute presentations are scheduled, each followed by a 5-minute question and answer period as follows:

Citation Metrics: Established and Emerging Tools  — Linda Galloway, Associate Librarian, Syracuse University,

This presentation will provide an overview of free and subscription-based citation metric tools used to quantify an individual’s research output.  Participants will be introduced to established and emerging tools including Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar Citations and various altmetric tools used to measure scholarly influence.  The presenter will compare and contrast these tools and provide an example of a basic search in each resource. 

Use of Agricultural & Food Electronic Databases at the University of the West Indies (UWI): Implications – Dr. Sasekea Harris, Science Librarian, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

An analysis of the agricultural and food databases at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus indicate that only a small percentage of students and faculty are utilizing them. This presentation will attempt to provide an understanding of the reasons for the current usage patterns; the implications for collection management, as well as, for research output; and the ways in which the Science Branch Library and the Faculty of Science & Technology can encourage greater usage.

Science Video Journals to Increase Productivity in Research and Education — Dr.Moshe Pritsker, Journal of Visualized Experiments,

This presentation will provide an overview of the growing field of video publication and discuss its technical challenges, implications for scholarly communication and acceptance in the academic and library community. 

Questions? Contact Anita Ezzo (Michigan State University) or Luti Salisbury (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville), Co-Chairs, SLA/FAN Contributed Papers Committee