Tag Archives: academic library

Navigating user engagement and usage statistics in the library

By Kelly Nicholls, Regional Sales Manager – UK and Ireland, SAGE Publishing April saw over 400 people descend on Harrogate for the 40th UKSG conference.  UKSG is one of the only organisations that spans the entire scholarly community encompassing librarians, … Continue reading

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Fake news to open access: 5 librarians respond to the changes affecting the information industry

Following the annual UKSG conference, a core platform for librarians, publishers, and  information professionals  to discuss the changing academic landscape, we  caught up with five of the SAGE travel grant recipients to get their thoughts on the biggest influences currently … Continue reading

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Digital resources in developing world libraries: supporting research needs and increasing usage

Dinah Baidoo is an assistant librarian at Ashesi University College in Berekuso, Ghana, and won access to a year’s subscription of SAGE Knowledge as part of the 2016 Research4Life/INASP Advocacy Competition. We’ve caught up with her to find out more about … Continue reading

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Weathering the perfect storm: Librarians as partners in teaching, learning and scholarship

For National Library Week Anne Goulding, editor of the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, speaks here about the key influences which are transforming the library: from technology, and data management, to user experience, and developing student success. Goulding ultimately … Continue reading

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Integrating the digital: the challenges and opportunities for academic libraries today

For National Library Week Jane Harvell, Head of Academic Services & Special Collections at the University of Sussex library, speaks here about the biggest challenges that librarians are facing currently, how librarians and publishers can work together to overcome these … Continue reading

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Providing evidence of value remains an elusive goal for academic libraries

Yesterday, we published the results of a six-month research project which SAGE had commissioned to better understand the perceived value of the academic library. The report sets out recommendations for academic libraries to enhance their working relationship with academic teaching … Continue reading

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Univ Denver has no room for books

A recent report in Inside Higher Ed has given rise to a lot of discussion.  No Room for Books reports on the decision taken by University of Denver administration to leave four fifths of its books in storage off campus. … Continue reading

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Engaging with librarians

This is a busy time for our library sales team and their customers.  A small group of us met this week with around 90 representatives of library consortia.  Attendees ranged from Australia to Turkey and around the world to the … Continue reading

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Journal pricing – the big challenge

The Library Journal has just published an excellent summary of what happened to journal prices between 2009 and 2010.  Titled Seeking the New Normal: Periodicals Price Survey 2010, the report summarizes the different pressures in the library market in 2009 … Continue reading

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Is the library as a place dead?

With printed material being supplanted by electronic acccess to content, the library as a “place” is likely to undergo enormous change, according to a recent debate at Educause and reported in Inside Higher Ed. “Let’s face it: the library, as … Continue reading

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