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MOOCs – Opportunity or Threat for Librarians?

by Leigh Bunton Libraries and information professionals have been adapting to the impact of online resources for some time now. In my own academic library, we have a Mobile Technology Group to monitor developing trends and ensure that staff are equipped to create, access and advise upon anything from Blogs and Instant Messaging; QR codes, … Continue reading

5 reasons why I can’t find Open Access publications

by Louise Morrison (@ljmorr) With the publication of the Finch Report, Open Access and Institutional Repositories are hot topics at the moment. So it seems like an opportune moment to bring up an issue that’s been bothering me for a while. Why is it so hard to find Open Access publications? I’m not talking about … Continue reading

Information and Digital Literacy – what does it mean to you?

by Leigh Bunton In a recent MmITS committee meeting, we were discussing possible themes to underpin our group activities throughout the year. Information Literacy was mentioned and we agreed it was a likely contender for future consideration, but I confess I didn’t give the concept much thought beyond the meeting. I was then given the … Continue reading

Institutional Repositories are great – but who came up with the name?

by Louise Morrison I love Institutional Repositories and I’m a big Open Access supporter. I used to work as part of an Institutional Repository team and really appreciate the vital role they play in increasing access to academic publications for all. But, my husband recently pointed out that ‘Institutional Repository’ is an awful name and … Continue reading

Ebooks and Print – Overlapping Technologies

by Leigh Bunton Ever since reading Louise’s post on the ebooks vs print books debate, I’ve thought a lot about this question. I’m part of the Multimedia, Information and Technology Group because I’m passionate about the possibilities of technology when it comes to the dissemination of information. Why, then, should such a technophile experience a … Continue reading

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