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1 Slide 1 International visibility of local content Workshop 3: Local content INASP/ODI Symposium 2006 Pippa Smart Head, Publishing Initiatives, INASP

2 Slide 2 Research discovery Online –Online indexes (e.g. Google, PubMed) –Alerts, listServs, social bookmarking sites (e.g. Connotea, Furl) Word-of-mouth Library (main or faculty library) Personal subscriptions Other media –Newspaper, magazines, radio, TV

3 Slide 3 Trust Known journals / authors / institutions Peer reviewed Impact factor journals

4 Slide 4 Journals listings Ulrichs is considered the definitive list of serial publications Over 180,000 active serials 43,500 refereed/academic titles –Carol Tenopir, 2004, Library Journal

5 Slide 5 Does this pick up every one … Ulrichs –Not all journals know about Ulrichs (e.g. only 327 African-published titles) ISSN agency –Not all journals have an ISSN –Some journals have multiple ISSNs –Many items with an ISSN are not journals 1123 publications from Sri Lanka – truer number of journals published c.50

6 Slide 6 Where else do people search … ISI and ISSI –Selected list of high quality journals: impact factor Highly selective – biased towards already- recognised titles 27 titles from sub-Saharan Africa

7 Slide 7 Author representation in impact factor journals

8 Slide 8 Regional research Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, December 2004

9 Slide 9 Other trusted indexes Medline (PubMed) Number of titles –Europe/USA/Australasia: 6708 (90.55%) –Africa: 30 (0.40%) –Asia: 359 (4.85%) –China: 209 (2.82%) –Central/South America: 102 (1.38%) High impact index

10 Slide 10 Regional listings CLACSO –Journals, books, grey literature Latindex –Approx journals SciELO –279 high quality journals AJOL – approx. 250 peer reviewed African journals

11 Slide 11 Local listings – grey literature and published research Library catalogues –Paper, Intranet, online? Institutional and discipline repositories –See Repository of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) Harvesters – e.g. OAIster

12 Slide 12 Finally … Where is local content –Can it be discovered –(Can it be trusted) –Can it be accessed –How can it be made more influential?

13 Slide 13 1.What format does local content take? 2.What existing rewards and values are placed on this content creation? (how do you measure impact?) 3.How is the content captured and published? Who owns the content? –How is it disseminated locally and internationally? 4.What is the audience for this work – what potential audiences should be targeted? 5.What are you experiences? 6.What recommendations would you make for improving the influence of this content throughout the information chain, especially on policy makers?


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