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Evolution and Transformation of Academic Libraries: Auckland University of Technology

Kim Tairi<br>Librarian, Auckland University of Technology<p>Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa (hello, hello hello to you all) from Aotearoa (New …

Brandeis MakerLab Draws STEM Students Into Library

To reinvent the traditional academic library’s role, staff members at Brandeis University are building new collaborative spaces. For the last three …

Converting the Literature of a Scientific Field to Open Access Through Global Collaboration: the Experience of SCOAP3 in Particle Physics

Preprint Article Version 1 This version is not peer-reviewed<p>Version 1 : Received: 23 February 2018 / Approved: 23 February 2018 / Online: 23 February …

Blockchain in the Library? Researchers Explore Potential Applications

Blockchain is a hot topic—the buzzword of the year, according to The Guardian. The technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain …

Blockchain

6 Library Trends Of 2017 That We Noticed

In this post, we’ve put together a potpourri of library trends of 2017 based on interviews with library thought leaders and what we’ve learned from …

It's Gonna Get a Lot Easier to Break Science Journal Paywalls

Anurag Acharya’s problem was that the Google search bar is very smart, but also kind of dumb. As a Googler working on search 13 years ago, Acharya …

China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

Nobody likes to be watched while they’re trying to read a book, but we’re willing to make an exception if it means getting to visit this stunning new …

German researchers resign from Elsevier journals in push for nationwide open access

Five leading German scientists have resigned from their editorial positions at journals published by Elsevier, the latest step in a battle over …

discovery service/A-Z List have changed, are out-of-date or are missing completely. Why?

It’s time to update your index and/or ask your discovery service provider to do so!<p><i>Designed by Freepik</i><p>We have received several messages via our …

[관광 코스가 된 서점] 지역의 랜드마크가 된 멕시코 코나르테 도서관

(이정모의세상읽기)사서가 먼저다

독일의 작은 도시 본에 살 때 내가 가장 즐겨 찾던 곳은 대학 본관 앞에 있던는 부비에르 서점이었다. 부비에르 서점은 외벽을 백화점 쇼윈도처럼 꾸며 책을 화려하게 장식했다. 서점 안에는 분야별로 사서들이 있어서 군데군데에서 책을 읽는다. 그들에게 다가가 어떤 주제의 …

Scholarly Communications On Fire: What Can We Do?

So what can we do?

Elsevier Acquires bepress

In a move entirely consistent with its strategy to pivot beyond content licensing, Elsevier has acquired bepress, the institutional repository …

Innovation

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

In 2011, Claudio Aspesi, a senior investment analyst at Bernstein Research in London, made a bet that the dominant firm in one of the most lucrative industries in the world was headed for a crash. Reed-Elsevier, a multinational publishing giant with annual revenues exceeding £6bn, was an investor’s …

Journalism

Berlin universities poised to cancel Elsevier contracts

Berlin's biggest universities have warned that they will end their contracts with Elsevier in a further escalation of a dispute between German …

Publisher deals

Deal duration<p>2017-2021<p>Status licence<p>Finalised licence<p>Terms and conditions<p><i>License and conditions</i><p>The agreement covers all 57 ACS subscription titles, …

Downloads

Google spends millions on academic research to influence opinion, says watchdog

Google has spent millions funding academic research in the US and Europe to try to influence public opinion and policymakers, a watchdog has claimed.<p>Over the last decade, Google has funded research papers that appear to support the technology company’s business interests and defend against …

Academic Research

Ten Stories That Shaped 2016

Topic: LibrariesLISNews FeaturesNewsCan you believe we're closing in on 2017? It's time once again to look back at the notable library-related …

Libraries

How to design a library that makes kids want to read

When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In …

Design

Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Releases “Asia Open Access Regional Survey” Report

The report presents the results of a survey of open access activities in Asia undertaken in early 2017.<p>“The continent of Asia is rapidly increasing …

Humanities

What is the biggest challenge in university-press publishing?

Publishing

What Will Libraries of the Future Look Like?

James Barnett<br>eResources and Serials Specialist, University of Birmingham<p>The term <i>hybrid</i> library is not a new one in the lexicon of academic …

A legal alternative to academic publishing paywalls

Unpaywall is a web browser extension which finds free versions of paywalled or fee-to-view articles. Launched in early April, it provides an …

Google Scholar

[J report] 죽었다고요? 다시 팔리는 종이책

디지털 혁명의 시대, 종이책이 부활의 조짐을 보이고 있다. <br>미국출판협회(AAP)에 따르면 지난해 상반기 페이퍼백(책 표지를 종이 한 장으로 만든 포켓판 도서) 서적 매출은 전년 동기 대비 8.8% 증가한 10억1000만 달러, 하드커버(양장본) 서적은 0.9% 증가한 …

How to Read More Books Using Serial Reading Apps

Most people agree that reading books is good for you — books can enrich your life, kickstart your self-improvement, and help you learn more about the …