Collaboration between practitioners and academics in the Canadian LIS community
Build an open and exhaustive database of the scholarship produced by LIS academics and practitioners in Canada.
Promote the scholarship produced by LIS academics and practitioners in Canada.
Encourage research collaboration between academics and practitioners in Canada.
Author name disambiguation is tedious.
Excludes LIS scholars with non-LIS affiliations and non-LIS scholars contributing to the LIS scholarship.
Canadian Academic Libraries and LIS department websites.
Google Scholar and ORCID.
About 2,630 individuals (2022 librarians, 608 academics) from 93 institutions.
6500+ publications (journal articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings).
OpenAlex author IDs and work IDs, Google Scholar IDs, ORCIDs, etc.
Citation index (including links to records outside of the dataset)
Web app to explore and visualize the data.
Publication of full dataset.
Publication of the Shiny app.
Publication of scripts to optimize the data collection/cleaning process.
Institutional data stewardship
Systematic collection of research output published by the institution.
Mobilizing institutional repositories for full text when possible.
Disambiguation of authors affiliated with the institution.
Expectancy: Belief that the outcome will be achieved.
Instrumentality: Belief that a reward will be obtained.
Valence: The value placed on the reward/outcome.
The number of individuals included in the breaking the silos project is about three times the size of Dalhousie University.
Local data for local needs
No more data than is needed.
Bibliometrics do not need to be about impact.
Technologies can be overrated.
Beware of tools that just create more work.
Manage your urge to automate processes.