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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 2016: My schedule

These are the sessions I am planning to attend. (The full schedule is available here: http://nasig2016.sched.org/#!) As always, there are a couple of clashes, so I may hop between some sessions (sorry speakers, please don’t find it rude).

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Posted in Conference, Professional Development

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 Conference 2016

This is a brief reflection of the themes and key lessons I took away from the UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition. I was the recipient of the John Merriman Award, for which I am very grateful to UKSG, and the

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Posted in Conference, Uncategorized

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