Tag Archives: policy

Results of the Survey of Digital Legal Deposit Policies and Practices at National Libraries

(25 July 2018) In 2014 seventeen National Libraries were surveyed about their born digital news content, legal deposit policies and practices. The results of the survey were presented at the 2015 International News Media Conference hosted by the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden. Three years later, the authors expanded their team and the […]


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India’s new four-tier system to counter plagiarism meets with mixed responses

(13 April 2018) The Indian government recently announced the drafting of a policy, which includes a four-tier system, to penalize researchers engaging in academic plagiarism. This announcement has elicited mixed responses among researchers, some applauding the country’s first attempt to hold researchers accountable for research misconduct, some viewing it skeptically, and some others declaring it […]


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Gained in translation: adding value to research to inform policy

(14 June 2017) Within the social sciences, translating and sharing new knowledge is now common practice amongst many researchers and institutions across academia. From evidence briefings and summaries of literature to online blogs and presentations, a wide range of research evidence aims to engage policy and practitioner audiences so they can more easily access and […]


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Statement by INASP on the importance of research and evidence

(7 March 2017) INASP is increasingly concerned by the growing opposition to the role of scientific research and evidence voiced in global politics in recent months. With a vision of research and knowledge at the heart of development, INASP is committed to supporting the production of high-quality research and the appropriate use of evidence in […]


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Data Availability and Use. Draft report

This draft report was released on 3 November 2016. You are invited to examine the draft report and to make written submissions by Monday 12 December 2016. The final report is expected to be handed to the Australian Government in March 2017. Australia’s New Data Framework puts Consumers in Control The Productivity Commission is recommending […]


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India announces eBooks have to be discounted

(26 February 2016)  Michael Kowzlowski in his blog reveals that India has implemented a new policy that will dramatically decrease the cost of eBooks, a big win for consumers who will be able to buy more digital content, while spending less. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry announced that “One of the key highlights of the […]


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Policymakers: 3D printing in libraries advances education and entrepreneurship

(9 December 2015, Washington, D.C.)  Libraries are now the leading place where the public accesses 3D printers. Whether it’s to provide increased opportunities for children to experiment with new technologies or encourage new technology-based innovation in small business, policymakers should look to include libraries in their policies and programs. Toward A More Printed Union:  Library […]


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ALA releases National Policy Agenda for Libraries

(27 June 2015) Libraries are in a revolution fueled by rapid advances in technology, and thus the roles, capabilities, and expectations of libraries are changing rapidly. National public policy for libraries must reflect these changes. Today the American Library Association (ALA) released a National Policy Agenda for Libraries (pdf) to guide a proactive policy shift. […]


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Rapid growth in 3D printer use raises public policy issues for libraries and society

(6 January 2015, Washington, D.C.) Public policy issues surrounding 3D printers are now coming to the fore as the technology becomes more widely available in America’s libraries and homes. To ensure people are able to use 3D printers responsibly and effectively, librarians must now work towards developing policies in copyright, trademark, privacy, product liability and […]


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The National Library of New Zealand use and reuse policy

(20 May 2014) The National Library of New Zealand and Alexander Turnbull Library have  agreed a new policy on use and reuse of collection items. Use and reuse of documentary heritage and tāonga is a contested issue. There are a range of issues concerning what libraries and archives should or shouldn’t let happen to the […]


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University of Sydney Research Data Management Policy 2014

(7 February 2014)   The University of Sydney has a new Research Data Management Policy.  It includes an electronic lab notebooks service, a research data store and data management guidelines. The Research Data Management policy sets out the responsibilities of the University, Faculty representatives and individual researchers with regard to the management, storage, retention and ownership of […]


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