Tag Archive for 'access to information'

An Internet of Trust vs an Internet of Confidence

While the optimism and ambition that helped create the internet are still plentiful, recent years have seen a rise in the feeling that it has brought both good and bad. Fortunately, and despite dramatic headlines in newspapers and speeches by politicians, it seems that for now it is realism rather […]

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Copyright discussions at the LIBER Bookfair: public lending, unwaivable right to remuneration and much more

IFLA recently took part in a session during the LIBER bookfair held in Barcelona from 3-5 October. LIBER, organised by the Spanish Association of Publishers’ Guilds, is a biannual event that alternates between Madrid and Barcelona. The panel discussion was organised by FESABID, the Spanish Federation of Societies of Archivists, […]

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Attack of the Zombie Library Clichés

Libraries and librarians are the subject of a rich set of clichés. Simply searching for ‘librarian stereotype’ on Google offers plenty of choice, and ‘Librarians in popular culture’ has its own Wikipedia page. Not all of these are negative by any means. The focus on detail, the quiet, the books […]

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Open access as a first step for open science

By David Ramírez-Ordóñez [The Spanish version of the post is available here] Having access to research results is a very good first step of a much longer path. Framing open access in its general context is almost like the end of a chain that derives from the green route (the […]

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El acceso abierto como primer paso para la ciencia abierta

Por David Ramírez-Ordóñez [la versión inglesa del post está disponible aquí] Tener acceso a los resultados de investigación es un muy buen primer paso de un camino mucho más largo. Enmarcando al acceso abierto en su contexto general, se encuentra casi como el final de una cadena que deriva en la […]

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Reaching Further: Open Access and Public Libraries

Discussions around open access are often dominated by academic librarians and publishers. But given that open access is supposed to make research available for all, and that it is not only students and researchers attached to an institution who may need access, public libraries could have an important role to […]

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