Review of Trends in Academic Research Libraries in North America

• Open Access. The release by cOAlition S of Plan S, a European initiative to make full and immediate open access to research publications a reality by 2020, has attracted a lot of critical attention from OA advocates in the United States. Meanwhile the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) […]

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Australia and New Zealand respond to Plan S

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) have this week released a joint response to the European Plan S Implementation Guidelines. They welcome the cOAlition S initiative of working towards immediate full open access to research publications by 2020. Martin Borchert, Chair […]

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Plan S: Open Access Movement

Since a few months, there is one issue that keeps popping up during each gathering of Dutch scientists, and that is the Plan S idea. I will explain this first of all on the EU level what it means and secondly give some ideas on how this plan has landed […]

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Call for Applications: IFLA ARL Attendance Grants for IFLA 2019

Translation: [Français] [español] The Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARL), with generous sponsorship by Ex Libris and SAGE, is offering THREE (3) Attendance Grants for the 2019 IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Athens, Greece. One awardee will be selected from each of these regions: • Africa • Latin […]

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The Revenge of the Analogue

The internet has changed our understanding of information and communication forever. What do we lose in the face of the digital era and where lies the future of scientific knowledge? No matter what your goal is, digital solutions always seem to be the most efficient and cost-effective answer. No other […]

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Predatory publishing and predatory conferences: how academic libraries can use existing skills to tackle new tasks

Academic libraries have always provided services to researchers, scientists and scholars. In the past, this primarily involved collecting and organising academic publications – but in our digital age these services have had to evolve to keep pace with developments. Libraries have launched their own publishing platforms and begun offering publishing […]

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JULAC Information Literacy Project

Funded by the University Grant Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong, the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) launched a cross-institution teaching and learning related project titled “Enhancing Information Literacy in Hong Kong Higher Education through the Development and Implementation of Shared Interactive multimedia Courseware” in three years starting from 2015 […]

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