The Scientist’s reporters tracked the development of CAR T cell therapies, explored the Neanderthal DNA in our genomes, and dove into a CRISPR controversy.
Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making
The scholarly publisher has announced several new licensing agreements in both Europe and the US–but some major academic groups are still without contracts and access to journals.
Library entrepreneurship: taking a lesson from business history
Current trends indicate the necessity for libraries to develop new services to remain relevant to their parent institutions, many of which may require a more entrepreneurial approach.
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Reimagining outreach to students: A tale of two Florida academic libraries
This is the second article of a two-part series highlighting outreach activities to students and faculty at two Florida universities. This article focuses on activities that support student outreach and engagement, while the first article focuses on outreach activities to faculty.
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Thinking outside of the library: emotional intelligence for all
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize and regulate emotions in ourselves and in others. The author presents the ideology that librarians can think out of the box, or library literature, and use EI to manage multiple situations with ingenuity and empathy.
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A “Star” in 1 minute
Yeap, that’s me. Doing my bit in promoting the new OneSearch – the library’s new search engine aka web discovery layer. Just to share a little bit about the video. That one minute of video involved more than 5 hours of video shot and retake. But it was well worth it. Among the new features of OneSearch are:
- Integrated login to all your library needs
- Request for library resources and track the status from one integrated platform Integrated login to all your library needs
- Personalise your searches under My Favourites Integrated login to all your library needs
Last but not least, the library has also produced several others video to promote OneSearch:
Here’s some “behind the scenes” pictures 🙂
Choice Releases Implementing Marketing Plans in the Academic Library White Paper
Choice announces the publication of the fourth in a series of white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community. This paper, their second marketing-focused publication “Implementing Marketing Plans in the Academic Library: Rules, R
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7 statements library professionals should rethink in 2019
Another year has ended and now it is a great time for library professionals to look back at their activity and plan for 2019 with a fresh view. There are many things that libraries got attached to in their long history such as fines, the library card, the Dewey classification and many other things that
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UX and Library
Saw this tweet recently. Inspired to know how UX / User Experience can be put into practice to help us in distributing workloads and tasks. Visualizations can help us see things better compared to listing it all in text format. Have you thought of something similar at your workplace?
Mobile Libraries – More than Brick and Mortar
Mobile libraries are an advantageous addition to libraries and a library’s services. It is something that, if feasible, should be implemented. Globally, there are libraries facing challenges like activating non-users of the library as well as extending the “reach” of the library in effort to allow the resources therein to be obtainable by