Archive for the 'General' Category

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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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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