Tag Archives: United Kingdom

UK to set up research integrity committee by 2020

(25 Jul 2019)  The UK is establishing a research integrity committee to better monitor how robustly the nation’s universities carry out research misconduct investigations. The committee is due to begin its work in early next summer, the government has announced. More details can be found here.  


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UK library loans lag behind US, Australia

(10 Jul 2019) In the UK, library loans are lagging behind other countries, reports the Bookseller. According to new analysis by ex-Waterstones CEO Tim Coates, UK book loans have plummeted year-on-year since 2009–10, falling from 5.7 to 2.8 loans per person. Going further back, in 1996–97 the figure was 8.6 loans per person. In contrast, book loans […]


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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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Libraries need to evolve digitally, says new report

(26 February 2018) Nearly 90 percent of Australia’s library users think online library services are important, but only 61 percent are satisfied with the online experience they are receiving from libraries. That compares with 85 percent of the users who are happy with the physical experience of a library. The finding comes in a new […]


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Monitoring the transition to open access: December 2017

(5 December 2017) The proportion of UK research which is available via open access is increasing at a considerable rate, with 37% of research outputs freely available to the world immediately at publication. ​​This report, the second in a series commissioned by the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group, aims to build on previous findings, and to […]


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UK readers abandon eBooks at an alarming rate

(27 April 2017) Readers in the United Kingdom are suffering from screen fatigue and are abandoning eBooks and embracing print says Michael Kozlowski. Sales of consumer eBooks plunged 17% to £204m last year, the lowest level since 2011. This has resulted in a number of companies to go out of business such as Blinkbox Books and […]


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New UK-wide service will transform library collaboration

(3 February 2017) As part of delivering on the vision of a UK national digital library, Jisc and OCLC announce a partnership to build a new shared service that will aggregate academic bibliographic data at scale, improving library collection management and resource discovery for students and researchers. Today Jisc announced that OCLC, the global library […]


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Legal deposit to save the UK’s digital heritage

Regulations coming into force on 6 April will enable six major libraries to collect, preserve and provide long term access to the increasing proportion of the UK’s cultural and intellectual output that appears in digital form – including blogs, e-books and the entire UK web domain. (4 April 2013) From this point forward, the British […]


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World’s biggest online portal of English folk music

A programme to create the world’s biggest online portal of English folk music, song and dance manuscripts has been given the go ahead. The English Folk Dance and Song Society(EFDSS) has secured a grant of GBP585,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to archive, conserve and digitise materials from six archives containing some of the […]


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