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Design Minds wins 2018 Good Design Award

State Library’s Design Minds received a prestigious Good Design Award in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. (18 May 2018) The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House last night. The awards celebrate the best new products and […]


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Releasing 1.8 million open access publications from publisher systems for text and data mining

(22 March 2018) Text and data mining offers an opportunity to improve the way we access and analyse the outputs of academic research. But the technical infrastructure of the current scholarly communication system is not yet ready to support TDM to its full potential, even for open access outputs. To address this problem, Petr Knoth, […]


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Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians published

(21 August 2017) The NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians have been approved and adopted by the NASIG Executive Board. They are now available at the NASIG web site at https://goo.gl/94eisN. This document describes the skills that librarians need to work in the highly collaborative environment related to digital scholarship and scholarly communications in […]


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The LEARN project. Report on the end of project conference and launch of the LEARN Toolkit

(19 June 2017) On the 5th of May, Senate House Library hosted the LEARN end of project  conference, Managing the Data Deluge: Roles and Responsibilities for your institution. The LEARN project (LEaders Activating Research Networks), set out to further develop the LERU roadmap on research data management in order to build a developed e-infrastructure across […]


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PASTEUR4OA Toolkits for Research Performing Organisations and Research Funders to Develop Open Access Policies and Strategies

(5 July 2016) Supported by the European Commission (EC) under its 7th Framework Program, PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research) project aims to help Member Nations develop policies to ensure open access to publicly funded research output. As part of the project, a strong advocacy program has been developed.  Over 50 […]


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Lulu Press challenges the economics of traditional academic publishing with the launch of Glass Tree Academic Publishing

(12 April 2016, Raleigh, NC)   – Lulu, the world’s first and largest independent publisher, announced at the London Book Fair the launch of Glass Tree, an online publishing site dedicated to meeting the needs of academic and scholarly authors and communities. “The knowledge that academics can share with the world is of phenomenal consequence to society […]


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New Kudos partnerships provide more ways to help research stand out

(18 August 2015) –– Kudos which helps maximize the reach and impact of research publications, has announced the latest organizations with which it is partnering to enhance the services it offers to researchers. These include: TrendMD, the content recommendation engine for scholarly publishers. Publication pages on the Kudos website now include “You might also like…” […]


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50,000 researchers sign up to Kudos

(23 June 2015)  Kudos, which helps maximize the reach and impact of research publications, has announced that 50,000 researchers have now signed up to use its service. They represent a broad range of subject areas. An early bias towards STEM subjects (reflecting the strengths of Kudos’ original publisher partners) is gradually balancing out as the company’s […]


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New toolkit available from EIFL for training sessions on OA, open data and open science

(20 March 2015) Are you a student, researcher, librarian or policy maker planning any trainings on open access, open research data or open science? Check out the new FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) toolkit for training sessions. The toolkit, developed by EIFL, provides a number of tested and proven guides for organizing […]


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Design thinking for libraries

(14 January 2015) This toolkit guides you through design thinking so you can start coming up with solutions to everyday challenges within the library. IDEO created this toolkit to introduce a way of working that will help you understand the needs of your patrons as you design the library space. The toolkit is the result […]


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A model programme for public libraries

(2 December 2013)  The Designing Libraries website reports on the Danish Agency for Culture’s model programme for public libraries; a toolkit for library design in the digital age that anyone can use. More here and link to the Danish website.  


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