Archive for the 'academic and research libraries' Category

A special case of academic libraries: military libraries in Chile

In Chile the first institutional library has been created for the Military Academy, currently the Military School of Chile. At inception it had a small bibliographic collection that was intended to provide material for apprentice and specialist teachers and military cadets. As described in the book Nuestro Patrimonio Histórico Militar […]

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University Library Alliance in the Greater Bay Area of China: the story continues

To support and follow the “One-hour Academic Circle” proposed in November 2016 to foster academic cooperation in the region, the University of Macau Library, the Sun Yat-sen University Library in Guangzhou and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library initiated to establish the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Library Alliance” (GHMULA). The […]

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Experiencing Covid-19 as a catalyst for change in the academic Library, from ICT to CPD: an Ugandan perspective

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic arrived at our doors unannounced. Life nearly came to a standstill for several countries and we have experienced lockdowns since then to curtail the spread of the virus. As I write this article, Uganda is under partial lockdown since 7th June 2021 as the […]

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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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