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NASIG: Open Access in the World of Scholarly Journals: Creation and Discovery

This conference session report was written for the September 2016 NASIG newsletter.  This excellent presentation by Sandra Cowan (University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada) and Chris Bulock (California State University Northridge) brought together issues faced when advocating for the creation of Open

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Posted in Cataloguing, Conference, eResources

Can transparency in publishing costs clear the way for open scholarly communications?

As part of my application for the John Merriman Award I responded to the question “What is the biggest challenge facing you in your current job and how, in an ideal world, would you address it?” In July, I expanded on

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Posted in eResources

NASIG, here I come!

I have downloaded the app, I’ve been emailing my conference mentor and a couple of other delegates, and I have listened back to the pre-conference Q&A. As long as I have packed the right attire for “semi-arid with possible monsoon

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Posted in Conference, eResources

UKSG Webinar: COUNTER for Librarians

I had planned on attending this free webinar from UKSG, but as is usually the way if I don’t clearly set aside the time, things got away from me. Luckily the slides and a recording are available. In my role,

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Posted in eResources

UKSG training: Licensing for Librarians, Manchester

Today I traveled to Manchester for a UKSG licensing course, and to have a meeting with JISC. The Licensing for Librarians course was a useful overview of eResource licensing, what to look out for, and elements of the license to

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Posted in eResources, Professional Development

Negotiation – not as alien as you might think

This post was prompted by an observation at last month’s UKSG Conference session, Meet the New Professionals (It has been languishing in Drafts for a while). After each speaker gave their informative and encouraging presentations, there was some discussion between

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Posted in eResources, Information Profession

UKSG eResources Training, Birmingham 10th June 2015

Overall this was an excellent way to gain an understanding of the e-resources landscape from various angles. And some interesting librarian pop quiz trivia! Do you know what YBP stands for? EBSCO? Who published the first academic/scientific journal? I gained

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Posted in eResources, Reflection