The next JIBS user group event and AGM will be held in Manchester on Friday, 13th November 2009. The topic:
A & I: RIP?
As institutional budgets come under increasing pressure, will abstracting and indexing services survive, and do they deserve to?
Services such as Science Direct report that the majority of links to their articles come from Google or Google Scholar. Do our academics, researchers and students simply want Google Scholar attached to a huge PDF dump? If so, why spend valuable funds on anything else?
This JIBS debate will examine the issues and also consider if new services like Summon will challenge Google.
For more information the event and a booking form please see http://www.jibs.ac.uk/events/workshops/airip/programme.htm
The debate and lunch are FREE to members of organisations that are JIBS members and 50 GBP to non members. To find out if your Institution is a member, please see http://www.jibs.ac.uk/aboutus/jibs-members.php