Open Access

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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

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

5 reasons why we really need librarians and Information Professionals in the Internet age

by Louise Morrison (@ljmorr) The library world is changing, there’s no doubt about that. The way we organise, seek and retrieve information has changed massively over the last 10 years and more dramatic changes will follow. Threatened budget cuts have led to worrying times for library workers. But these are exciting times too! Advances in … Continue reading

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