The MIT Libraries and three universities negotiate innovative agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery.
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A library dean will discuss strategies for librarians to guide users to reliable scholarly content, followed by a ScienceDirect product manager who will highligh product innovations and time-saving tips.
The February 2020 issue of C&RL News is now freely available online. Leading off the issue, Abigail Goben and Robert J. Sandusky discuss the risks and opportunities of “Open data repositories” in this month’s Scholarly Communication column. In the latest edition of our Perspectives on the Fra
Source: C&RL News – February 2020
“Library technicians play a vital role even in libraries with qualified librarians and teacher-librarians, as well. They perform much of the back-end technical and day-to-day operations of the library, allowing librarians and TLs to focus their efforts on the specific functions of their own roles, such as developing and revising library policy and strategic planning; developing and delivering lessons to students about digital literacy, research, and critical thinking; working with teachers to assist struggling readers; finding and assessing the latest research to assist teachers or school policy makers with their duties; or being involved with curriculum planning to ensure a focus on literacy and information skills.” Excerpt.
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Source: The Role of Library Technicians
Publishers have opened their access to research articles on the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (Wuhan Virus). Here are some of them:
- Springer Nature
- Taylor and Francis
- PubMed: Search Results
- MDPI: Search Results
- The Lancet: Search Results
There are also useful sites on the 2019 Coronavirus:
- China coronavirus: how many papers have been published (Nature)
- Coronavirus Infections Exceed SARS Outbreak (Statista)
- The new coronavirus: What we do — and don’t — know (Harvard Medical School)
- What Is the Coronavirus? Symptoms, Treatment and Risks (NYT)
- China coronavirus: All you need to know in 500 words (AlJazeera)
- Coronavirus: What it does to the body (BBC)
Conflict is inevitable in any workplace, and libraries are no exception. Some of the factors that can cause conflict may be similar within a generational cohort but can vary substantially across age groups. For managers who lead intergenerational teams, an understanding of how different age groups function can help you deal effectively with conflict should it arise.
“The legacy book publishing industry is fond of telling itself comforting myths. For example, one myth that just crossed my desk was the idea that younger readers preferred print books”
Licensing negotiations between libraries and publishers continued, a radical open-access plan made changes, and the flaws of some publishing tools and techniques came to light.