Impact?

Interesting article on impact - something that's touted around a lot in HE. How is it measurable? Try this article: It is believed by the helots of the Department for Business, Industry and Skills that, like everything else in the world, impact is measurable by number. So if you are four-star REFable in, say, medical studies, then to appear in The Lancet is the measure of fame, and the journal is so canonised because everybody cites it;…

Because We’re Worth It…

Interesting article Fed up with being a free research resource, Vanessa Toulmin is capitalising on the skills of her staff at her archive As director of the National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield library, my day-to-day job involves building up the collections, researching and highlighting the archive's holdings to the academic and public communities that it serves. So far, so uncontroversial. But another responsibility - income generation - is seen by many of…