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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

INASP works with publishers to enable affordable access to online resources to developing countries and with national library consortia to help them meet the information needs of researchers.

Posted 15 May 2015

The Ideas Box represents a major innovation in terms of access to information and culture in humanitarian crises.

Posted 10 May 2015

Speaking at UKSG, Rick Anderson explores the tension between a library's need to support local research and teaching, versus the responsibility to improve the larger world of scholarly communication.

Posted 24 April 2015

Preservation of unique recorded heritage may be impossible by 2030.

Posted 23 April 2015

Victoria Sculfor of Sue Hill Recruitment advises graduates that all information experience is valid.

Posted 10 April 2015

London Book Fair's 'virtual stream' engaged participants via popular social media platforms.

Posted 29 March 2015

There are opportunities for libraries to offer impactful videos that can really help student learners.

Posted 27 March 2015

Ian Clark prefers to focus on the positive aspects of web anonymity.

Posted 13 March 2015

23% of people who start courses go on to complete the majority of steps and all the assessments.

Posted 13 March 2015

New research: more than 80% of students use mobile devices to study, and claim it helps them to achieve higher grades.

Posted 13 March 2015

The development of a Digital Single Market is one of Europe's top ten priorities.

Posted 26 February 2015

Winners demonstrate the value of iterative development and responsive design in the creation of successful intranets.

Posted 13 February 2015

On National Libraries Day libraries and their supporters ran events, activities and protests in support of all types of libraries. Gary Green took to public transport to celebrate National Libraries Day in his own way.

Posted 9 February 2015

The latest issue of Science is a special issue on 'The end of Privacy'.

Posted 30 January 2015

Phil Bradley's new book aims to help librarians maximise impact and reach.

Posted 29 January 2015

British Library unveils key strategic priorities as it looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023.

Posted 16 January 2015

The Independent Newspaper has released a digital archive covering 25 years and containing three quarters of a million pages.

Posted 14 January 2015

Ying Zhang on the results of a year-long pilot project at the University of Central Florida.

Posted 9 December 2014

Top tips from a Ned Potter workshop.

Posted 4 December 2014

Ian Clark on running workshops to help support students in their studies.

Posted 4 December 2014

When article processing and staff costs are included, OA compliance cost the UK over £20million in the last academic year.

Posted 21 November 2014

Is patron driven acquisition (PDA) a tool for efficient information management?

Posted 13 November 2014

Maureen Hood describes how a public library service is using its 3D printer to provide services and experiences for its users.

Posted 7 November 2014

There's a shift in how research is being communicated which altmetrics can measure - and librarians should be involved.

Posted 6 November 2014

The University of Westminster adopted an 'agile' methodology and worked collaboratively with an external technology partner to develop researcher services.

Posted 27 October 2014

What can libraries and museums learn from the new creators and sharers of content and inspiration?

Posted 23 October 2014

Lalita Kaplish on a digitisation project that opened up an invaluable public health and social history resource.

Posted 1 October 2014

Changes in form and function of teaching materials and methods are creating a demand for a new library role - courseware advisor.

Posted 26 September 2014

How are libraries REALLY using Twitter? A project set out to analyse Canadian Research Libraries (CARL) use of Twitter.

Posted 14 September 2014

Do distance learners really want a Google-like search experience? The Open University wanted to find out.

Posted 5 September 2014

Libraries are exploring new acquisition models to improve cost-effectiveness and to better meet the needs of patrons.

Posted 5 September 2014

Brunel University London Library set out to gain Customer Service Excellence Standard accreditation.

Posted 2 September 2014

What lessons can be learned by working closely with users and focusing on 'user friendly' discovery?

Posted 2 September 2014

In the Australian state of Queensland a new model reflects the changed nature of library and information services.

Posted 21 August 2014

In theory EBA acquisition models promise a win-win for libraries, publishers and customers alike. But does the evidence support this hybrid model?

Posted 6 August 2014

New organisational structures mean that library roles and activities are being re-designed.

Posted 5 August 2014

Pervasive, participatory and multi-sensory: Lyn Robinson explores the impact of a new generation of documents.

Posted 28 July 2014