Katherine Allen

Business Development Director, Europe - Information Today Ltd
Katherine Allen

Articles by Katherine Allen

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 29 April 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

A summary of some of the news you may have missed including: free content to combat fake news; JSTOR Sustainability; CLIR and Jisc set up transatlantic partnership; SAGE and University of Bath launch Public Data Lab; New Oxford Shakespeare Authorship Companion available online.

Posted 10 April 2017

New open access portal from the Gates Foundation; Altmetric annual grant applications open; Kudos and PubFactory partner; Karger and UNSILO enrich content

Posted 27 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

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 12 March 2017

Google to shut down Spaces and gives first glimpse of video conferencing app; Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries joins Portico; FSG launch infectious diseases knowledge hub; SAGE adds new video collections; Jisc appoints new trustees.

Posted 3 March 2017

Several initiatives are being rolled out to fight the fake.

Posted 25 February 2017

Brill releases Digital Cuban Culture Collection; open access humanities and social science ebooks from Knowledge Unlatched; Altmetric integrates Web of Science citation data; Atypon expands international offices.

Posted 24 February 2017

Microsoft calls for Digital Geneva Convention; AAAS and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation partner to advance open access publishing; Springer Healthcare launches new medical education website.

Posted 17 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

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 new survey aims to discover more about the perceived importance of information literacy.

Posted 13 January 2017

Five European research organisations call on legislators to modify current EU copyright reform proposals to future proof European research excellence.

Posted 13 January 2017

It's time to embrace non-traditional routes into librarianship, says The Hive's Sarah Pittaway.

Posted 19 December 2016

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

Posted 19 December 2016

Survey highlights awareness of open data and researchers' attitudes to making their data open

Posted 5 November 2016

Europeana has found use of content themes has trebled engagement with collections.

Posted 24 October 2016

Younger people are more likely to prefer to read news rather than watching or listening to it, according to a new study

Posted 9 October 2016

What would happen if a bunch of librarians put together their own inspirational music playlist?

Posted 9 October 2016

Three practical in-depth workshops deliver key skills in intensive sessions at ILI.

Posted 26 September 2016

For the first time ever, Internet Librarian International features THREE keynote speakers, each giving their own unique perspective on this year's theme of Innovation in Action.

Posted 10 September 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

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

Posted 13 May 2016

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

Posted 17 April 2016

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

Posted 17 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

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

Winners demonstrate the value of iterative redesigns and rapid development processes.

Posted 29 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

Partnership with Worldreader will bring non-fiction content to mobile phones of families in sub-Saharan Africa and India

Posted 21 December 2015

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

Posted 22 November 2015

Strategies at Cambridge University's FutureLib programme reveal where the library fits within the wider student experience.

Posted 22 November 2015

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

Posted 8 November 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

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

Posted 25 September 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

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

Posted 11 September 2015

Wikipedia blocks 381 accounts for engaging in paid advocacy following an investigation.

Posted 11 September 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

Author of Information is Beautiful to headline library innovation conference.

Posted 6 July 2015

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

Posted 5 July 2015

Call for nominations to the 2016 UK Register now open.

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

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

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

Posted 29 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

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

Posted 13 March 2015

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

Posted 13 February 2015

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

Posted 16 January 2015

"Strategic transaction" to create publishing group with turnover of about €1.5 billion, combining majority of Macmillan Science and Education with Springer Science+Business Media.

Posted 15 January 2015

Swets customers are asking for clarification amid confusion following last week's bankruptcy announcement

Posted 29 September 2014

Subscription agent Swets suspends payments and appoints an administrator.

Posted 23 September 2014

What role can libraries play in hosting hackfests to support student research and collaboration? Canada's York University shares the secrets of success.

Posted 18 July 2014

An interview with information industry pioneer Roger Bilboul, the founder of the Online Information meeting, about his memories of that event in its heyday, and about his current company's plans for Internet Librarian International.

Posted 4 July 2014

Evidence review of the economic contribution of libraries

Posted 5 June 2014

Experts reveal top priorities for organisations wanting to make the most of their information assets with enterprise search and corporate intranets.

Posted 26 May 2014

How Internet Librarian International's conference programme takes shape.

Posted 26 May 2014

The future of academic libraries under the spotlight: part 1 of our UKSG coverage.

Posted 21 April 2014

The future of academic libraries under the spotlight: part 2 of our UKSG coverage.

Posted 21 April 2014

Speaking at UKSG, David De Roure surveys the rapidly evolving scholarly communication ecosystem.

Posted 21 April 2014

Martin White explains that search has moved up the priority list for organisations

Posted 3 April 2014

We asked experts in search, information architecture, intranets, content management and usability for their views on the key challenges facing organisations seeking to deploy search solutions.

Posted 3 April 2014

The second part of our Q&A with experts in search, information architecture, intranets, content management and usability.

Posted 3 April 2014

A new survey highlights growth areas for library staff; predicts declines in more established areas.

Posted 21 March 2014

Applicants from around the world sought for Roger K Summit Scholarship worth $5000.

Posted 7 March 2014

New research project aims to transform how current legislation is understood and used.

Posted 7 March 2014

Winners demonstrate importance of responsive design and shorter timeframes in the design successful intranets.

Posted 17 January 2014

Knowledge base aims to curate the Internet of Things.

Posted 17 January 2014

Practical methodology focuses on quick wins, user feedback, and frequent iteration to deal with enterprise search challenges

Posted 13 December 2013

'Create Once, Publish Everywhere' is new digital paradigm for libraries, museums and archives.

Posted 29 November 2013

The impact of search on business performance is conference theme.

Posted 1 November 2013

Information professionals share their latest projects and innovations at this year's Internet Librarian International conference (Olympia Conference Centre, London, 15-16 October 2013).

Posted 20 September 2013

Book charts the evolution of scientific communication and draws parallels with the pharmaceutical industry in the age of social media.

Posted 29 July 2013

CILIP votes to move forward with rebranding project; SLA seeks input to gauge interest in possible name change.

Posted 12 July 2013

Survey: enterprise search is critical to business success and is moving up the business agenda. But senior managers need to be sold on its importance.

Posted 17 May 2013

A recent research project examines PDA in Swedish academic libraries, with the aim of creating a knowledge base that can be used by other libraries.

Posted 3 May 2013

Five European companies appear in the top 10 best intranets of the year. The average size of intranet teams is increasing, and 70% of this year's winning intranets use Microsoft SharePoint - but with customisation.

Posted 8 February 2013

Kate Arnold is the first non-North American President Elect of SLA. Here she discusses why the information profession needs to 'reframe' itself.

Posted 29 November 2012

Government accepts controversial findings of the Finch report recommending the 'Gold' model of OA, although critics say the hybrid model will not improve access to research.

Posted 23 July 2012

Wikipedia founder to assist with government commitment to OA publishing by 2014 in the wake of 'academic spring' movement.

Posted 12 May 2012

Personalisation, contextualisation and extracting meaning from Big Data are key trends in enterprise search.

Posted 11 May 2012

New survey measures how academic library collections support research and teaching activities.

Posted 13 April 2012

Ongoing survey indicates clear need for effective enterprise search strategies.

Posted 13 April 2012

The data-driven library, removing barriers for library users, and new roles for information professionals emerged as major themes at this year's UKSG conference in Glasgow.

Posted 30 March 2012

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In a survey 45% of users say they want to see the same results as everyone else; search experts express concerns about Google's 'Search, plus your world'.

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Posted 9 December 2011

Smartphones and tablets underpin increased consumption of cross-platform digital media, says new report

Posted 11 November 2011

Survey into academics' beliefs and behaviours discussed at Internet Librarian International.

Posted 28 October 2011

Advice on marketing your library resources: get your feet wet, say librarians from Providence College and Bryant University speaking at ILI

Posted 27 October 2011

Leeds University's digitisation programme discussed at ILI.

Posted 27 October 2011

Open source project started by Dutch government employees wins Management 2.0 M-Prize by highlighting benefits of web 2.0.

Posted 30 September 2011

Tech giant offers to pay £7bn for search specialist Autonomy.

Posted 20 August 2011

'Open, social, linked' content and the future of library collections discussed at UKSG's Harrogate event.

Posted 15 April 2011

Informed bewilderment, destructive creativity, filter failure and discovery deficit are some of the buzzwords emerging from day one of UKSG 2011.

Posted 4 April 2011

Tablets will be the fastest growing mobile device in history, according to Morgan Stanley.

Posted 21 February 2011

European cultural portal plans dramatic growth in next five years, aims to engage users via social media.

Posted 25 January 2011

Research reveals that European countries lag behind the US in mass-market acceptance of eBooks and eReaders, but the market is picking up speed.

Posted 21 January 2011

Can ‘science 2.0' - the adoption of social media by the science community - be deemed a success? Info pros consider the issues.

Posted 16 December 2010

‘New kind of scientific information enterprise' will provide tools for scientists

Posted 15 December 2010

FT customers with a corporate licence will be able to access Financial Times journalism via the Bloomberg Professional service

Posted 9 December 2010

New tool provides insight into science topic usage and trends

Posted 9 December 2010

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EC Vice-President for the Digital Agenda says healthy competition is the internet's best friend but traffic management practices should be transparent; it should be easy for unhappy consumers to switch providers

Posted 1 December 2010

Flexibility is the key to the future for info pros according to SLA President

Posted 1 December 2010

A survey on the use of social media in over 1200 libraries from across Europe reveals that 62% of respondents have 'positive' or 'very positive' views on social media

Posted 1 December 2010

Publishers and information professionals gather to discuss what next for the 'online revolution'

Posted 5 November 2010

'Largest ever' study says digital engagement in emerging markets is overtaking mature markets

Posted 4 November 2010

Bloomberg Briefs cover Economics, Hedge Funds, Mergers and Structured Notes

Posted 2 November 2010

Research shows link between levels of e-journal usage and research success

Posted 29 October 2010

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Research shows link between levels of e-journal usage and research success

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One of the UK's largest police forces tweets all incidents for 24 hours

Posted 14 October 2010

Microsoft Live Labs Pivot combines browsing and searching to visualise data in new ways

Posted 14 October 2010

Google are developing and testing self-drive technology in a bid to reduce car accidents

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This year's Internet Librarian International conference is already attracting delegates from around the world.

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