Research Commons in Public Libraries: New Space for Development

Nowadays public libraries are rarely viewed as a space for researchers. Digitalization and the Open Science movement are the prime drivers which have changed the situation. Thus, in 2020 a new space for researchers will open in the Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow. Although it’s a public, not an academic […]

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UGC-CARE Reference List of Quality Journals – an unique Indian national initiative to control the menace of Predatory Journals

To promote quality research, academic integrity and publication ethics among Indian Higher Education Intuitions, University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India on 26th November 2018 formed a Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (UGC-CARE) to develop a reference list of quality journals. The basic purpose of UGC-CARE list of quality […]

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Fantastic Futures: The 2nd International Conference on AI for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

As trusted partners in the provision and management of information, libraries, archives, and museums are looking for practical and ethical approaches to the suite of technologies known as Artificial Intelligence (AI).  The second Fantastic Futures conference, hosted at Stanford Libraries from December 4th to the 6th2019, brought together more than […]

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Grant Winner Report, Nigeria

IFLA 2019 Congress Experience by IFLA WLIC 2019 Attendance Grant Winner My first attendance at the IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Athens, Greece did not disappoint! I had the great opportunity to attend for the first time an IFLA Congress with generous sponsorship by Ex Libris and SAGE. […]

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Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity was published on 14 September 2018 and The Code of Conduct entered into force on 1 October 2018. Why is this code of conduct important: It gives an overview of rights and duties for individual researchers as well as research groups or […]

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Danish research libraries on the move: a new strategy

A new strategy for the association of Danish subject specific libraries, academic libraries, research and education libraries was presented, discussed and finally adopted at an annual meeting of the association’s members in Copenhagen this year on September 19. The Danish association, the research library association in short, has existed since […]

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Grant Winner Report, Mexico

My experience in attending the 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly held August 24-30, 2019 in Athens, Greece which had the theme, “Libraries: dialogue for change”, was fabulous as I had never had the opportunity to travel to Europe and much less to an IFLA congress. What I experienced during […]

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