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Factors influencing open access in UK research institutions

(8 Jul 2019)  In order to monitor progress towards a more open research culture, we need to take a snapshot of the situation at different points of time and compare the percentage of Open Access outputs. Recently Digital Sciences published a report on The Ascent of Open Access, which looked at trends in Open Access, funding, […]


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The Final Report: Running an online, international peer-mentoring program. International Librarians Network

(29 August 2018) Over four years, the International Librarians Network (ILN) provided free online peer-mentoring to over 5,500 participants from 130 countries. Participants used the program to explore the international world of librarianship, building global networks and sharing knowledge with colleagues around the world. In March 2017, the Directors of the ILN announced that they […]


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Licensing as a solution to rights management? IFLA publishes extended collective licensing background paper

7 August 2018)  Libraries have a mission to maximize access to their collections, for culture, education and research. In doing so, they face challenges around clearing rights – i.e. how to make these books, articles, photos or other material available to the public without infringing copyright. Mass digitisation projects have brought this issue into focus, […]


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Report shows value of hybrid journals to research community and beyond

(2 July 2018, London) A report from Springer Nature shows that OA articles published in hybrid journals attract more downloads, citations, and attention compared with non-OA articles in hybrid journals. The findings of the report, Assessing the open access effect for hybrid journals, demonstrate this wider value which hybrid journals bring to researchers and to […]


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Open access is the future – Springer Nature survey

(12 March 2018) The overwhelming majority of professional staff in research institutions and libraries across the globe view open access as the future of academic and scientific publishing. However, many are not satisfied with the speed of transition, according to a survey by Springer Nature. The survey of 200 people aimed to gather opinions from […]


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Leading research institutions should not be allowed to get away with bad writing

(15 June 2017) Paul Romer, chief economist at the World Bank, was recently sidelined after encouraging his researchers to communicate more clearly, even going as far as imposing a limit on their use of the word “and”. Caroline Cassidy defends Romer’s intentions and argues that strong communication is of critical importance to using research to […]


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Why Libraries Collaborate

Findings from the US Library Survey 2016 (19 April 2017) While academic libraries in the United States have actively collaborated with each other for more than 100 years, the digital turn has brought an explosion of interest in and pursuit of cross-institutional collaboration. These include large-scale digital access and preservation initiatives like HathiTrust, print preservation […]


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Report: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe

(21 March 2017) In October 2016,  Research Consulting, within the scope of the OpenAIRE Work Package dealing with the FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot (WP5), was commissioned by LIBER to undertake an economic analysis study of the Open Access publishing market: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe – A Study of the […]


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Results of the COAR survey on research data management

(24 January 2017) Research data management is wide ranging and there are already many organizations active in this area. In December 2016, COAR conducted a survey in order to get a better understanding of the needs of our members in the area of research data management. There were 43 responses to the survey from around […]


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LIS future employment prospects are positive says ALIA report

(18 September 2014, Melbourne)  The Australia Library and Information Association (ALIA) said there is a positive outlook on employment prospects for library and information professionals over the next five years, but the job market will remain tight. This is one of the conclusions in a new report ALIA LIS Education and Employment Trend Report 2014 […]


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Impact of library discovery technologies

(13 December 2013)   LISU and UKSG are pleased to announce the publication of the report for the project investigating the impact of Library Discovery Technologies on usage of academic content. The research was commissioned by UKSG with the support of Jisc, and was conducted in collaboration with the Centre for Information Management (Loughborough University) and […]


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‘Preserving CAD’ enables continuous access to design

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is has published the latest in its series of topical Technology Watch Reports, Preserving Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Writtenby Alex Ball, and published electronically, this report provides a comprehensive overview of the development of CAD technologies, the threat caused by its own innovative application and its vendors’ drive to add ever […]


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Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

(26 March 2013) ACRL announces the publication of a new white paper, Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment, written by a working group of leaders from many areas of the association. This white paper explores and articulates three intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy: economics […]


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Patent trends 2012: Thomson Reuters evaluates the state of global innovation

Medical Devices growth spurt continues; Tobacco-related inventions spark 58 percent (Alexandria, VA, USA, 27 March 2013)  The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, released its annual analysis of global patent trends today in its fourth-annual State of Innovation report. This publication tracks […]


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eLending of eBooks in public libraries

(27 March 2013) The lending of eBooks by public libraries will enhance library services for users, but the interests of booksellers and publishers must be protected too, U.K. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said today. A Government-commissioned report, An Independent Review of E-Lending in Public Libraries in England by William Sieghart, published today, sets out the […]


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