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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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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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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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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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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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