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Re: Request for comment: Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy

Good point! Even on their website it is not easy to find what the acronyms stand for.  You have to go to this page to find the logo of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the American Library Asssociation, and the Society of American Archivists is nowhere to be found.


From Books to Journals

In Publication Patterns in Research Underpinning Impact in REF 2014,  commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, consulting group Digital Science has "looked at the forms of research academics have submitted to U.K. research assessments since 1992." They found that "British academics have shunned books and monographs in favor of journal articles over the past two decades...