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Friday, September 03, 2004

A look at ciber

I just learned about ciber (the Centre for Information Behavior and the Evaluation Research) at the City University of London. Ciber was behind the report, Scholarly Communication in the Digital Environment: What Do Authors Want? (dated March 2004 but apparently released in May). From the ciber site: "ciber's expertise lies in the mapping, monitoring and evaluating of digital information systems, platforms, services and environments, using robust and innovative research methods.... How do we measure information consumption and production in the new digital environment? How can we assess the quality, reliability and impact of information? How do we determine the extent, direction and nature of change?...It seeks to inform by countering idle speculation and uninformed opinion with the facts." (Thanks to Hamid R. Jamali.)