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Bibliometric and Scientometrics for librarians and researchers

Course Description:
Researchers and research administrators are under increased pressure and demands from university management and government review teams, respectively, to not only offer their research products widely through such platforms as open access repositories and social media but also provide evidence of the broader impact of their research. As a result, there are calls for increased active participation of libraries and librarians to (a) provide guidance to researchers on how to effectively use bibliometrics and scientometrics techniques to support researchers’ and universities’ claims on research productivity and impact; (b) provide quality support to enhance wider visibility and distribution of research products through such platforms as open access repositories and social media platforms; and (c) supply researchers, university administrators (including research administration offices), research funders and government with appropriate, meaningful and responsible metrics data for purposes of making informed decisions, including accountability of research investments.
This training course is intended for researchers, research managers and librarians seeking to understand and gain skills in the use of bibliometrics and related metrics (i.e. informetrics, scientometrics and altmetrics) in the evaluation of research or offer research support in institutions of higher learning.


Learning Outcomes:
The broad purpose of the training course is to capacitate researchers, research managers and academic librarians with bibliometrics and scientometrics or research evaluation skills and competencies as well as deep knowledge on the role of metrics in open science so as for researchers to justify their research perfromance, research managers to account for research investments and librarians to render support services to resarchers, students, research administrators, and the policy and decision makers at the respective universities. At the end of the program, participants will be able to:
•    Understand and apply basic publication benchmarking techniques such as publication counts and citation analysis in research evaluation and other contexts
•    Differentiate document types that are used for scholarly communication
•    Demonstrate the meaning of quality and relevance of information sources such as journals and books;
•    Make informed recommendations to boards, libraries, research assessment agencies, funders, university administrators, etc. in respect of information sources acquisition  and collection management and development
•    Identify and interpret research or bibliometrics indicators such as citation-based statistics (e.g. h-index, g-index, i10-index, impact factor, eigenfactor, article influence score, cites per article, RG Score, patent scores) for assessing research impact
•    Compare and appreciate the strengths and limitations of different informetrics data sources such as Web of Science citation indexes, Scopus, Google Scholar, African Citation Index, PubMed and social media academic platforms such as Mendeley, CiteULike, ImpactStory, ResearchGate, and so on
•    Develop independent methods to retrieve data that analyzes and/or quantifies scientific outputs other than publications as well as describing societal impact of research
•    Validate, value, and visualize the results of evaluation of societal impact in order to make meaning of research outputs to universities and society
•    Appreciate the role of social media and other open access platforms in improving online visibility of publications and hence their research impact
•    Evaluate research published and disseminated through open access platforms such as ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Academia.edu, ImpactStory, etc.

Course Fees:
The course fee of TZS 300,000 (for Tanzanians) or US$ 200.00 (for foreigners) covers costs of facilitation, training materials (stationery and other consumables), venue, light refreshments and lunch during session. Participants/clients are expected to meet their transport costs to and from the venue, accommodation, healthcare and other allowances if applicable for participants. Payments should be done in advance. Please pay your fee through TWIGA BANKCORP bank: Account Number 01TZS204200420601, Account Name CBE Consultancy Bureau.

NB: A detailed training plan will be issued to participants on arrival for training.


Date:        21st January 2019 to 24th January 2019

Time:        From 09:00 hours to 16:30 hours

Venue:     College of Business Education, Dar es Salaam Campus

Course Fees:
The course fee of TZS 300,000/= (for Tanzanians) and equivalent of US$ 200.00 (for foreigners) covers costs of facilitation, training materials (stationery and other consumables), venue, light refreshments and lunch during session. Participants/clients are expected to meet their transport costs to and from the venue, accommodation, healthcare and other allowances if applicable for participants. Payments should be done in advance.  Please pay your fee through TWIGA BANKCORP bank: Account Number 01TZS204200420601, Account Name CBE Consultancy Bureau.

Registration:
Please complete the registration form and return it with the bank pay in slip to CBE by mail, fax or physical address as specified hereunder:

Contact Details

Mr. Ngussa Kinamhala
College of Business Education 
P. O. Box 1968
Dar es Salaam 
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Fax #: +255 22 21 50 122
Mob: +255 746 83 22 73


Ms. Neema Kitonka
College of Business Education
P. O. Box 1968,
Dar es Salaam  
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Fax #: +255-22-2150122
Mob: +255-655-003 350

 

 

 

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