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Imagine a library that automatically transforms itself to fit the users. This sci-fi idea was the beginning of what has now become reality at public libraries in Denmark.

Posted 18 July 2016

The Academic Reading Format International Study reveals UK students prefer having course materials in print -- but some like the convenience of electronic formats.

Posted 18 July 2016

The Open Data Institute's Nigel Shadbolt discusses open data innovation at CILIP 2016. In an age when everyone depends on data, information and knowledge, do people have the skills to interpret data correctly? And what are the opportunities for information professionals?

Posted 16 July 2016

Makerspaces are beginning to make an impact in the education sector. In a preview of his presentation at Internet Librarian International, Antony Groves explores the various approaches being adopted to make these spaces work.

Posted 1 July 2016

The Reading Europe project sees UK Independent Publishers recommend books from each of the EU countries. The titles have been selected to allow the reader to learn more about the literature, history and culture of each country.

Posted 15 June 2016

Phil Bradley explores the knee jerk responses many people have to online content. They violently agree or disagree with it, repost, re-tweet or reshare it - and all without really thinking things through.

Posted 24 May 2016

Student engagement at The Hive -- Europe's first integrated public and university library.

Posted 13 May 2016

The 2016 Association of Independent Information Professionals conference explored how partnering impacts the unique characteristics of information businesses.

Posted 3 May 2016

In his second article about the new EU Data Protection Regulation, Ibrahim Hasan explains why all organisations should be examining their approach to data breaches now.

Posted 29 April 2016

Emma Mulqueeny lifts the lid on the generation that has grown up with social media.

Posted 17 April 2016

Contrasting approaches to understanding students and their user experience explored at UKSG.

Posted 17 April 2016

The academic publisher Taylor & Francis is exploring the transformation of the traditional library role through a series of interviews with academic librarians around the world.

Posted 1 April 2016

New report looks at the impact of international academic collaboration across the UK research base. The leading edge of research is shared across countries.

Posted 11 March 2016

The text of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation has been finalised. Here's what every information professional needs to know.

Posted 25 February 2016

ILI — The Library Innovation Conference — invites presentations from innovative info pros from all sectors, as well as those working outside a traditional library setting. ILI takes place at Olympia, London on 18-19 October.

Posted 15 February 2016

Marydee Ojala joins other 'battle scarred veterans' of scholarly publishing at the 2016 Academic Publishing Europe (APE) conference in Germany.

Posted 8 February 2016

Sandra de Roy on why Interlending professionals are coming together to share insights and knowledge.

Posted 8 February 2016

Julie Brittain, newly appointed Executive Director of INASP, on the powerful links between research expertise and national and global development.

Posted 4 February 2016

This year's LILAC (Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference) is being held in Dublin.

Posted 29 January 2016

Valentine Charles of Europeana looks forward to the 40th Conference of ELAG (The European Library Automation Group).

Posted 28 January 2016

Barbara Allan's new book is a guide to learning and teaching practices in higher education.

Posted 22 January 2016

Tim Kidd, executive director of Jisc technologies, previews Networkshop44, the annual forum for network managers in academia.

Posted 22 January 2016

James Williams, of Facet Publishing, shares seven resolutions for information professionals - and previews the books to help them achieve them!

Posted 13 January 2016

The written word is just one way in which libraries curate stories. Gary Green describes creating digital storytelling workshops and looks forward to 2016.

Posted 6 January 2016

An exploration of ‘visitors and residents' theory, how to get a job in LIS, and university students' use of mobile devices top this year's charts

Posted 21 December 2015

Is social impact measurement by altmetrics a valid method for governmental publications?

Posted 25 November 2015

Library touch points provide opportunities to support authors and contribute to research impact.

Posted 22 November 2015

The State Library of South Australia is using digital storytelling to promote its collections.

Posted 13 November 2015

Survey reveals how enterprise search and findability are being managed and utilised globally.

Posted 8 November 2015

LAMP - a library impact project - is using an iterative, user centred design approach. Bethan Ruddock describes some of the tools and techniques being used.

Posted 1 November 2015

David E Bennett reflects on some of the key themes that emerged from #ILI2015.

Posted 26 October 2015

The nature of knowledge work is fundamentally changing, which could lead to an opportunity renaissance for the information industry, says research firm Outsell.

Posted 10 October 2015

EBSCO has released its price projections for the year ahead.

Posted 6 October 2015

Analysis of patent and articles metrics puts Stanford, MIT and Harvard at the top of the Reuters Top 100 ranking of the world's most innovative universities; top European universities include Imperial College London, KU Leuven, and the University of Cambridge.

Posted 25 September 2015

French data protection regulator demands that search giant extends ‘delisting' across all its international domains.

Posted 25 September 2015

Given the importance of understanding how artificial intelligence, Big Data and human analysis work together, it is crucial for information professionals to monitor trends in Big Data's growth.

Posted 18 September 2015

Student ideas for transforming education, research and student life to be developed into products.

Posted 11 September 2015

Facebook can be an effective way for academic libraries to connect with their user community.

Posted 2 September 2015

Ian Clark reflects on two years of The Radical Librarian Collective and reports on the #radlib15 gathering.

Posted 31 August 2015

David McCandless and Jodie Ginsberg to keynote as Internet Librarian International explores the big questions facing librarians and info pros.

Posted 31 August 2015

A new salary survey from Sue Hill Recruitment and TFPL aims to help candidates value themselves and their talents and to guide employers in attracting and retaining talent.

Posted 12 August 2015

Understanding your users, knowing when they are most active and pointing them to more content can help drive engagement.

Posted 31 July 2015

Understanding digital behaviour can help us improve the way we deliver and facilitate access to information.

Posted 16 July 2015

Real-life problems and solutions shared at Enterprise Search Europe 2015.

Posted 5 July 2015

Conversations between providers and customers can drive real change.

Posted 3 July 2015

Clare Brown previews the 2015 MmIT Conference which focuses on the role of library and information professionals in leading social media matters in their organisations.

Posted 1 July 2015

The issue of net neutrality has been rumbling around in the US for some time now, but in Europe the debate has been quieter. Ian Clark on why that might be about to change.

Posted 20 June 2015

Marydee Ojala joined hundreds of others 'fishing for treasure in the information lake' in Prague.

Posted 19 June 2015

More than 500 global organisations and individuals have signed up to support The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age.

Posted 8 June 2015

Pilot study in English public libraries reveals that remote e-lending is popular with older, more affluent users but could reduce library footfall; best-selling titles accounted for over one-third of loans.

Posted 5 June 2015

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