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Metadata and the metadata services that describe library collections are critical in supporting content discovery, knowledge creation, and libraries' public missions. Metadata describing library collections is not typically copyrightable, and should be considered freely shareable and reusable under most circumstances. However, some industry players restrict libraries' rights to use such metadata through contractual terms and market influence. Such restrictive activity is out of alignment with libraries' needs and public, not-for-profit/educational missions.

Posted 15 September 2022

The tribute is in 3 languages, authored by marie lebert and illustrated by Denis Renard

Posted 26 August 2022

Brandi Scardilli, writing in Information Today's NewsBreaks, analyzed some of the tweets that have surfaced regarding the legal action OCLC has taken against Clarivate, including comments from European librarians. Is this a feud between monopolies and is this an opportunity to advocate for open cataloging metadata?

Posted 21 June 2022

On June 13, 2022, OCLC filed suit against Clarivate PLC and its subsidiaries, Clarivate Analytics (US) LLP, Ex Libris, and ProQuest in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

Posted 16 June 2022

Posted 12 April 2022

The Open Preservation Foundation published, on 4 April 2022, a new resource that enables users to compare accepted and preferred file formats at a high level across different types of cultural and scientific institutions across the world.

Posted 4 April 2022

The Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online is looking for volunteers to archive the cultural heritage of Ukraine.

Posted 15 March 2022

Filippo Bernardini, a 29-year old Italian citizen who worked in publishing, was charged with wire fraud and identity theft for a scheme to steal book manuscripts from multiple established publishers that prosecutors said affected hundreds of people over five or more years.

Posted 6 January 2022

The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG) is pleased to announce that the 7th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture 2021 is to be delivered by the 2020 Strix award winner Ian Ruthven, Professor of Information Seeking and Retrieval at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde.Thursday 9th December 20212 pm - 4.30 pm GMT

Posted 11 November 2021

The New Yale Book of Quotations was published 31 August 2021 by Yale University Press, after over 15 years of preparation.

Posted 1 September 2021

Even if you know nothing about the topic of "Adjacent Cell Marker Lateral Spillover Compensation and Reinforcement for Multiplexed Images", this research article from Front. Immunol., 05 July 2021 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2021.652631 authored by Yunhao Bai1,2†, Bokai Zhu1,3†, Xavier Rovira-Clave1, Han Chen1, Maxim Markovic1, Chi Ngai Chan4, Tung-Hung Su1,5, David R. McIlwain1, Jacob D. Estes4, Leeat Keren1,6, Garry P. Nolan1*‡ and Sizun Jiang1,7*‡  will make you laugh if you ready only the note about author contributions:

Posted 12 August 2021

In relation to Clarivate's previously announced acquisition (the "Acquisition") of ProQuest ("ProQuest"), on July 28, 2021, Clarivate received a second request for documents and other information from the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC"), which is reviewing the Acquisition pursuant to authority under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. In view of the FTC's second request, on July 28, 2021, Clarivate and the equity holders of ProQuest (collectively, the "Seller Group") entered into an amendment (the "Amendment") to their Transaction Agreement dated May 15, 2021, extending the outside date for completion of the Acquisition from November 8, 2021 to December 31, 2021, subject to further extension. Although the Company hopes to be in a position to complete the proposed Acquisition in the second half of 2021, the Company and the Seller Group each have the option to extend the new outside date to April 29, 2022. (https://ir.clarivate.com/news-events/press-releases/news-details/2021/Clarivate-Announces-Private-Exchange-Offers-for-Two-Series-of-Notes-Open-to-Certain-Investors/default.aspx)

Posted 10 August 2021

A Brainteaser for those intrigued by fictional characters and their imaginary bookcases.

Posted 15 February 2021

The "bird librarian" brings poisoners to justice.

Posted 1 February 2021

Need to take a bite out of your taxonomy efforts? Taxonomy Bootcamp London, a sister conference to Internet Librarian International, is hosting a Bite-sized version on 2 March 2021.

Posted 22 January 2021

IFLA's Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) Section and New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) announced the winners of their library meme contest. 

Posted 12 December 2020

The London Book Fair Moves to June 2021, with Andy Ventris Announced as New Director, with the aim of bringing the publishing industry together in person for first time since the outbreak of Covid-19.  

Posted 16 November 2020

The Portsmouth City Library wants its Harry Potter first edition back, along with the £42,500 recent sales price

Posted 20 October 2020

Posted 5 October 2020

Instead of an in-person World Library & Information Congress in Rotterdam, IFLA has announced that the August 2021 congress will be entirely virtual.

Posted 22 September 2020

European Union magistrate Maciej Szpunar issued an advisory opinion stating that the digital cultural library run by Preussischer Kulturbesitz (the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) does not violate copyright laws.

Posted 14 September 2020

The extension to the Württemberg State Library in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, received the Architecture 2020 Concrete Award.

Posted 22 August 2020

Kelly LeBlanc, a knowledge management and taxonomy specialist at FireOak Strategies, looked at GDPR compliance now that the legislation has been in place for awhile.

Posted 12 August 2020

LYRASIS, a non-profit organization of libraries, archives, museums, and research institutions, based in the United States, published the 2020 Open Content Survey Report, which focuses on open content activities within the United States (U.S.) surrounding Open Access (OA) Scholarship, Open Data, and Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Posted 7 August 2020

Winners of the 2020 Altmetric Research Award are Dr Fabio Castro Gouveia, a scientometrics and altmetrics specialist at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil, and Dr Elaine Rabello, a researcher with dual appointments at the Institute of Social Medicine, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Wageningen University, Netherlands. 

Posted 28 July 2020

The revised Business Research Competencies is now available.

Posted 3 July 2020

The Boccaccio Project Will Feature New Works by 10 Pairs of Composers and Performers to be Premiered Online During 10 Days in June

Posted 13 June 2020

The Knowledge Academy have identified the most commonly misspelt words in Google searches. They've also found an uptick in people using Alexa or Siri to find the spellings they don't know.

Posted 8 June 2020

The New York Public Library will be celebrating its 125th birthday in 2020.

Posted 13 January 2020

Report highlights the distorting effect of hyper-authored articles on citation and impact analysis.

Posted 10 December 2019

Report covers mapping of trends, actors and initiatives regarding the potential cross-border legal challenges that could be encountered in cyberspace.

Posted 29 November 2019

The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) welcomes the move towards the open access environment for journal articles.

Posted 31 October 2019

Eleven outstanding projects celebrated.

Posted 18 October 2019

Demos, in partnership with Jisc, has set out to explore the potential impact of AI, robotics and other emerging technologies on the future of the research sector.

Posted 4 October 2019

New Pearson report gathers opinions of 11,000 learners in 19 countries.

Posted 20 September 2019

How easy is it to conduct digital business globally and what policy changes could improve the current picture?

Posted 8 September 2019

New report explores the issues and concerns that keep journal editors up at night.

Posted 6 September 2019

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released its Digital Economy Report 2019.

Posted 5 September 2019

3.5 billion people are using social media; half the world population watches online video; emoji usage continues to grow.

Posted 18 July 2019

The long school holidays are around the corner.

Posted 4 July 2019

Expected changes to the demographics of the student body has implications for HE libraries.

Posted 8 June 2019

Goldsmiths College hosted a full day of discussions on what makes OA in the humanities ‘different'.

Posted 26 May 2019

The European University Association has released its 2019 Big Deals Survey Report.

Posted 21 May 2019

White paper suggests ways to improve usage data that will benefit all stakeholders including authors, publishers, funders, vendors, libraries, and readers.

Posted 9 May 2019

Libraries matter for Europe and Europe matters for libraries. IFLA and its partners have developed a library manifesto for Europe. Here are the highlights.

Posted 26 April 2019

In this Association of Research Libraries white paper expert Wikidata users recommend ways for librarians to use the open knowledge base in advancing global discovery of their collections, faculty, and institutions.

Posted 23 April 2019

New Springer nature white paper draws on several reports to recommend practical ways to accelerate data sharing.

Posted 2 April 2019

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has released a statement describing the ways in which librarians help advance global scholarship.

Posted 20 March 2019

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