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Phil Bradley explains what net neutrality means - and why information professionals should care.

Posted 18 May 2018

Universities are looking beyond traditional publishing pathways to disseminate research. Megan Taylor and Kathrine Jensen outline ways that a University Press can engage scholarly communities.

Posted 25 April 2018

Privacy literacy in a complex data landscape at the Brooklyn Public Library, reported at UKSG.

Posted 23 April 2018

A trip to remote Pacific islands made Terence Huwe think about connecting patterns in knowledge and the librarian's role in educating, exciting and empowering user communities. 

Posted 4 April 2018

Andy Tattersall and Chris Carroll set out to explore the impact of their University's research on national and international policy.

Posted 22 March 2018

Researchers from MIT prove lies spread faster than truth.

Posted 11 March 2018

The National Archives joins the Open Preservation Foundation; 3D Models can now be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

Posted 26 February 2018

Martin White considers the intellectual property and security implications for hosting jointly shared information and data.

Posted 21 February 2018

The 2018 Academic Publishing Europe conference (APE) considered Open Science, Open Access, blockchain for publishing, AI - and more.

Posted 7 February 2018

Phil Bradley's local library is a lively community hub - and is all the better for it!

Posted 26 January 2018

Intranet development time is getting faster, influenced by Lean and Agile methods.

Posted 15 January 2018

Ruth Graham of the University of Worcester in the UK on how she and her colleagues convince students and academic staff to use the online library.

Posted 8 January 2018

Prompted by high profile attacks including those on the the NHS is the UK and on infrastructure in the Ukraine, cyber security was in the spotlight in 2017. Sam Reed shares his pick of cyber security resolutions for 2018.

Posted 2 January 2018

Despite acknowledging their value, the UK government has not made school libraries a statutory service.

Posted 16 December 2017

Phil Bradley thinks we should commit to some simple new year resolutions.

Posted 15 December 2017

At Goldsmiths College a scheme to involve students in the library acquisitions process is now in its third year.

Posted 4 December 2017

Getting students into the brick-and-mortar library is a challenge faced by many institutions. Leanna Fry Balci describes an experiment to gamify library inductions.

Posted 17 November 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018. Sam Reed busts some popular myths.

Posted 16 November 2017

It's increasingly important for librarians to develop a broad range of skills and to take on a variety of roles in the workplace.

Posted 3 November 2017

Helen Lane and her colleagues created an Augmented Reality game to engage new starters at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Posted 2 November 2017

Internet Librarian International 2017 in review

Posted 23 October 2017

A Storify of Tweets using the #ILI2017 hashtag on Day 2 of Internet Librarian International.

Posted 20 October 2017

A Storify of Tweets using the #ILI2017 hashtag on Day 1 of Internet Librarian International.

Posted 19 October 2017

Jinfo research explores benchmarking in corporate information services.

Posted 11 October 2017

The challenge of managing digital life cycles will be ongoing and a focus on built-in discovery is crucial.

Posted 10 October 2017

A new report from the Society of Chief Librarians says both adults and children benefit from family learning activities.

Posted 8 October 2017

Mindfulness can enhance creativity and innovation which is why Matt Benzing thinks librarians should add the technique to their toolbox.

Posted 22 September 2017

Alison McNab has valuable advice on getting the most out of your conference experience.

Posted 21 September 2017

Aaron Tay reflects on what has changed in academic librarianship, shares some important lessons and highlights the importance of future-proofing professional skills.

Posted 4 September 2017

The role of the librarian in fostering critical thinking in every field of learning has grown in importance. Terence Huwe recommends three strategies for librarians who want to nurture effective research and critical analysis.

Posted 15 August 2017

A room full of strangers at a networking event or presenting at a meeting can be a fun and exhilarating experience for an extrovert and quite the opposite for an introvert.

Posted 21 July 2017

Bruce Massis says librarians are in a unique position to offer support for faculty looking to incorporate OER into their courses.

Posted 7 July 2017

The role of libraries and librarians must change to reflect the growth of multi-disciplinary study.

Posted 20 June 2017

The Association of Independent Information Professionals 2017 conference focused on the theme of Resilience, Reinvention, Renewal: Pivoting for Success.

Posted 2 June 2017

While on maternity leave, Caroline Fielding found a great way to keep up with her professional development. It was hard work - but enormously rewarding.

Posted 25 May 2017

How are organisations using data and metrics to model information? Gary Horrocks reports from the UKeiG Members Day.

Posted 12 May 2017

Kate Torney, Chief Executive of State Library Victoria in Australia, has been announced as the keynote speaker for ILI 2017 and will speak on 'Making a noise about a quiet revolution'.

Posted 29 April 2017

Stockholm University Library share the experience of managing journal subscriptions without using a subscription agent - cost savings and improved speed of access, but significant staff time needed.

Posted 28 April 2017

Introducing The USA Desk - a new column by Terence K. Huwe reporting on stateside developments of interest to librarians everywhere.

Posted 31 March 2017

While developments in machine learning can help spot cyber attacks, adopting some simple habits can help keep students safe online.

Posted 22 March 2017

EBSCO offers grants to academic libraries; OUP announce pilot of legal current awareness feed; new modules added to Bloomsbury Law Online; new Latin additions to Oxford Scholarly Editions Online; Reprints Desk partners with The Copyright Licensing Agency.

Posted 14 March 2017

The Academic Publishing Europe conference considered the ethics of publishing, covering everything from Peer Review to Piracy. Marydee Ojala reports.

Posted 9 March 2017

A reading buddy scheme can save money - and have a positive impact for mentors and mentees.

Posted 28 February 2017

Several initiatives are being rolled out to fight the fake.

Posted 25 February 2017

In a white paper OpenAthens explores the challenge of ensuring flexible access to digital resources while keeping illegitimate users out.

Posted 13 February 2017

A round-up of interesting initiatives and announcements you may have missed including the launch of a programme for displaced researchers and a new study on the usage of e-books.

Posted 13 February 2017

Amy Icke reports from the International Association of School Librarians (IASL) conference held in Japan.

Posted 26 January 2017

Digital Resources Librarian Kenn Bicknell asks what archives and museums can teach us about discovery, access, online exhibits, metadata standards and interactivity - and resolves to continue learning from other professions.

Posted 11 January 2017

An initiative discussed at UKSG Forum encourages library staff to actively engage with their profession.

Posted 19 December 2016

Video: a multimedia project showcasing African cultural heritage.

Posted 19 December 2016

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