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A (born digital) health check in New Zealand

(20 March 2017) Collecting, managing, and preserving born digital collections creates new challenges and opportunities for New Zealand’s cultural heritage organisations. This work often requires learning new and different technology skills, and the use of specialised computer hardware and software. The National Library has had a digital collecting program for over fifteen years. In 2016 […]


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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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ProQuest releases results of its 2016 information literacy survey

(5 January 2017, Mountain View, CA) Though 83% of librarians agree that information literacy affects college graduation rates and 97% believe that this skill set contributes to success in the workforce, 44% think that their library does not support information literacy instruction as much as it should. A recent ProQuest survey of over 200 librarians […]


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OpenAIRE survey on attitudes to open peer review

(9 September 2016) OpenAIRE invites you to participate in a brief survey on attitudes to Open Peer Review: https://www.soscisurvey.de/OPR/ Your anonymous answers will be made available to the research and publishing communities to inform future innovations in peer review. The survey takes around 15-20 minutes to complete and will remain open until Friday 7th October. The […]


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Take this survey to help shape the future of preservation standards

(3 August 2016) IFLA’s Key Initiative 3.2 states that it will work on Developing standards for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse forms.  In order to achieve this, a small committee of IFLA experts (from IFLA Professional Units, IFLA Core Activities and the wider network) has created a survey to collect standards/guidelines […]


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Primary Research Group has published the Survey of Academic Library Database Licensing Practices, 2016-17 Edition

(1 July 2016) This international study (ISBN 978-157440-399-2)presents data from 29 colleges and universities about their database licensing practices, including spending data on eBooks, databases, and eJournals.  The report looks closely at trends in how staff time is consumed on issues such as invoice-checking, contract examination, training patrons in database use and other tasks.  In […]


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Increasing numbers of UK academics now utilise university online capabilities

UK wide survey examines the attitudes of practitioners within higher education and cites the growing importance of online libraries to academics (15 June 2016) The 2015 survey of academics, jointly commissioned by Jisc and RLUK and conducted by research organisation Ithaka S+R, was launched today and has revealed a substantial increase in the way academics […]


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Institutional library budgets set to increase, global study concludes

(31 May 2016, Boston, MA) Institutional library budgets across the globe will increase by 1.4 per cent overall this year, reports the Annual Library Budget Survey, carried out by the Publishers Communication Group (PCG), Ingenta’s publishing consultancy arm. The worldwide study, which interviewed senior librarians in 686 institutional libraries across the globe about their budget […]


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Sixth annual Softlink School Library Survey report released

(12 April 2016) Findings from the 2015 Softlink Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey are now available. 2015 was the first year the survey captured information from both Australian and New Zealand school libraries. Softlink’s Managing Director, Nathan Godfrey, said the survey gathers information on budgets and resourcing, knowledge and content delivery methods and […]


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80% of US schools use eBooks or digital textbooks

(2 April 2016) Overdrive has just published a new survey that takes a look at digital penetration in schools in the United States. They take a look at what medium is the most popular and what type of tech devices diligent young scholars are employing to get the most out of their education, says Michael […]


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Perceptions 2015: An International Survey of Library Automation

(2 February 2016) Marshall Breeding has posted the results of the ninth annual survey on how libraries rate their current integrated library system, the company involved, and the quality of customer support. Perceptions 2015: an international survey of library automation gives the general conclusions and presents all the statistical results derived from the survey. As […]


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Project on Information Literacy Policies and Standards at IATUL member libraries

(26 January 2016) The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) promotes collaboration and sharing of best practices among IATUL members in the area of information literacy. In accordance with IATUL’s organizational profile the main focus of the special interest group is on methods and practices specific to an academic environment. The aim […]


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Outsell’s 2015 Information Management (IM) Benchmarking Survey is now live

(4 November 2016) In 2014, Outsell’s IM Benchmarking Survey found that libraries were spending less than 4% of their time raising awareness of the IM function, or on any kind of marketing activities to promote the library.  Has this changed in 2015? This is just a reminder that you can find out by participating in […]


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Participate in IGI Global’s Technology Innovation Survey

(7 October 2015) IGI Global and its librarian advisory board seek to understand how college and university libraries can support technological innovation. The aim of this survey is to determine the current and future role of libraries in supporting technological innovation in their own academic communities. Shared with librarians worldwide, the questions posed in this […]


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Softlink conducts sixth annual school library industry survey

(11 October 2015) Softlink is inviting teacher librarians and library staff across Australia and New Zealand to participate in the 2015 Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey. The 2015 School Library Survey represents the sixth year of the survey for Australian schools and the first for New Zealand schools. Softlink’s Managing Director, Nathan Godfrey, said […]


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