Building a quality-proof open-access publishing platform

Many academic libraries are looking for help and support when building a quality-assured open access (OA) publishing platform. Anyone thinking of setting up such a platform will go through the same key questions: “What are the key points to consider when establishing a publishing platform?”, “What resources are available to […]

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Teaching Research Data Management to PhD students at the University of Tartu, Estonia: from skills to ethics

Open science is mainly about open access to publications and open research data, ensured by open licenses. Although Estonia does not have a clear-cut open science policy yet, our researchers have been involved in Open Science because, on the one hand, it is required by the European Commission and, on […]

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Elsevier agreement in Denmark: (just) one step forward

During the last few months intense negotiations have taken place between Danish universities and publishing giant Elsevier. The topic was of course license agreements and Open Access. On January 26 it was announced that Danish universities had entered into a new license agreement for the coming four years, which means […]

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How do you cope with Beethoven during the pandemic?

As is the case with most national libraries, the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) engages in a range of activities including – but not limited to – legal deposit, reference collections and services both for researchers and academics (research library) and the general public (public library) and national and international cooperation. […]

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COVID-19 pandemic: a challenge for academic libraries’ citizen science ambition

The “new reality” for Slovenian academic libraries is still there The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has been affecting public life in Slovenia since the beginning of March 2020, when the first infection was confirmed, followed by an official acknowledgment of the epidemic. Universities and other institutions of higher education closed their physical premises […]

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Digital Dexterity in Australia

https://tinyurl.com/y5tzpf93 The role of librarians working in the higher education sector changes continuously, as it should. There was a time when academic Iibrarians needed to be just digitally literate, that is have “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive […]

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COVID-19 and academic libraries in Slovenia: a new reality in user services, and the case study of The Central Economics Library

General situation in Slovenia The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has been affecting public life and public institutions in Slovenia since the mid-February 2020, when the epidemiological situation in the neighboring country of Italy began to deteriorate rapidly. Institutions of higher education have begun to prepare themselves for the worst scenario, i.e. the probability […]

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