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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Trends in Academic and Research Libraries in Estonia

In 2017, under the supervision of Estonian Research Council, two research groups from the University of Tartu and Tallinn University in cooperation with the Estonian Academy of Sciences conducted research (surveys) on Open Science approaches in Estonia. Work of these working groups was supported by RITA programm. The survey led […]

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Orienting Library Workflows

Academic libraries have moved quickly to establish new collections, services, and space configurations for new and emerging needs. We recognize the necessity of embedding library staff and services in the workflow of users. One pressing need academic libraries are eager to address is to configure our own workflows to maximize […]

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Great exaggerations! Death of Libraries

Libraries these days are built digital brick by digital brick – brick being the metaphor for digital books, journals, articles, objects, media, digital infrastructure, networks, apps, data, and analytics. The growth of print collections has been declining considerably in recent times. Singapore Management University (SMU) Libraries spends over 90% of […]

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U.S. Academic Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals

Higher education institutions in the U.S. are often private, not publicly funded. Furthermore, the United States recently confirmed its withdrawal from membership of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO has been heavily involved in crafting and supporting the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. For these and […]

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Trends in Academic and Research Libraries in Ivory Coast / Côte d’Ivoire

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND INTERNET Universities and high private or public schools in Côte d’Ivoire are increasingly creating libraries to support teachers and students in their university studies and research. The creation of these academic and research libraries encourages the employment of professionals in the information sciences. Côte d’Ivoire has […]

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