Archive for the 'academic and research libraries' Category

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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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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Call for Applications: IFLA ARL Attendance Grants for IFLA 2018

The Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARL), with generous sponsorship by Ex Libris and SAGE, is offering THREE (3) Attendance Grants for the IFLA Congress in Kuala Lumpur 2018 to an information professional from each of these regions: • Africa • Latin America • Asia/Pacific region What does the Attendance […]

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Call for Papers: Theme: “Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Management: Building Confidence in the Digital World”

Knowledge Management Section Joint with Academic and Research Libraries Section and Rare Books and Special Collections Section are pleased to invite you to submit a paper for their Open Session. Deadline: 2 February 2018. Full details are available here: https://2018.ifla.org/cfp-calls/knowledge-management-with-academic-and-rare-books-section

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