Tag Archive for 'Open Access'

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management

Session 1: March 9 – April 3, 2015 This four-week online course addresses the basic components of collection development and management (CDM) in libraries. Complete definition of collection development and collection management: Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning Collection development (selecting for and building collections) Collection management […]

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University of Leipzig cancels contract negotiation with Elsevier

Because of the agressive price policy and a lack of willingness to start a discussion on alternative licence models, the University of Leipzig decided to break off licensing negotiations and cancelled all Elsevier Journals for 2015. For similar reason, the University of Konstanz had cancelled negotiations with Elsevier in 2014: […]

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“Open access in humanities and social sciences: Visions for the future of publishing”

Browse this Martin Paul Eve and John Willinsky article here: “Open access in humanities and social sciences: Visions for the future of publishing.”    

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UBC Acquires Rare Wilde Books with Crowdfunding Assistance

UBC Acquires Rare Wilde Books with Crowdfunding Assistance With the help of a graduate student’s crowdfunding campaign, the University of British Columbia (UBC) Library has acquired two rare examples of early gay literature that have long been suspected of being authored—in full or in part—by Oscar Wilde. UBC is the […]

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LGBTQ call for papers for IFLA WLIC

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Users Special Interest Group seeks submissions for its session at WLIC2015 in Cape Town – Developing Equitable Access for LGBTQ Library Users. Full details are available below and online. Please share widely. Best wishes, Rae-Anne Montague & Lucas McKeever

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Help for a better digital research

Help #bldigital to help you do better digital research: See the BL ling here

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Without humor we are all dead

Chapatte (and others) on the Paris events: http://www.20minutes.fr/culture/diaporama-6938-photo-837978-caricaturistes-rendent-hommage-charlie-hebdo  

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