Social Studies Book Reports

Financial support for the study comes from Knowledge Exchange (KE), the Current Research Information System in Norway (CRIStin), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), and the French library consortium Couperin.The study, carried out in partnership with the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University, explores the digital footprint of UCL Press’s open access books in their first year online.The project focuses on what usage data can tell us about where and how UCL Press books are being read; the efficacy of digital distribution approaches currently being used; and the impact of key events on the use of OA titles.Note any interesting circumstances that led to the writing of the book.The author's intention may be apparent by the way the subject of the book is treated.Common points that Give the author's name; full title of book including subtitle; editor, if any; place, publisher and date of publication; edition, if necessary; and the number of pages - all this in the appropriate bibliographical style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) under the title of the review or report.Supply any information about the author which shows their credentials for writing in this field or which reveals any influences which may have affected the author's point of view.A book report is an objective summary of the main ideas and arguments that the book's author has presented.The purpose of the report is to give enough information to help decide whether the book will be of use or interest to any potential readers.Librarians currently considering joining an OA initiative, or who have declined to join, were also encouraged to participate.The goal was to determine the major impediments to the scalability of initiatives like KU from the perspective of collections staff, both in terms of increasing the number of participating libraries and the percentage of OA HSS monographs in their collections.


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