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How are organisations using data and metrics to model information? Gary Horrocks reports from the UKeiG Members Day.

Posted 12 May 2017

Kate Torney, Chief Executive of State Library Victoria in Australia, has been announced as the keynote speaker for ILI 2017 and will speak on 'Making a noise about a quiet revolution'.

Posted 29 April 2017

Stockholm University Library share the experience of managing journal subscriptions without using a subscription agent - cost savings and improved speed of access, but significant staff time needed.

Posted 28 April 2017

Introducing The USA Desk - a new column by Terence K. Huwe reporting on stateside developments of interest to librarians everywhere.

Posted 31 March 2017

While developments in machine learning can help spot cyber attacks, adopting some simple habits can help keep students safe online.

Posted 22 March 2017

EBSCO offers grants to academic libraries; OUP announce pilot of legal current awareness feed; new modules added to Bloomsbury Law Online; new Latin additions to Oxford Scholarly Editions Online; Reprints Desk partners with The Copyright Licensing Agency.

Posted 14 March 2017

The Academic Publishing Europe conference considered the ethics of publishing, covering everything from Peer Review to Piracy. Marydee Ojala reports.

Posted 9 March 2017

A reading buddy scheme can save money - and have a positive impact for mentors and mentees.

Posted 28 February 2017

Several initiatives are being rolled out to fight the fake.

Posted 25 February 2017

In a white paper OpenAthens explores the challenge of ensuring flexible access to digital resources while keeping illegitimate users out.

Posted 13 February 2017

A round-up of interesting initiatives and announcements you may have missed including the launch of a programme for displaced researchers and a new study on the usage of e-books.

Posted 13 February 2017

Amy Icke reports from the International Association of School Librarians (IASL) conference held in Japan.

Posted 26 January 2017

Digital Resources Librarian Kenn Bicknell asks what archives and museums can teach us about discovery, access, online exhibits, metadata standards and interactivity - and resolves to continue learning from other professions.

Posted 11 January 2017

An initiative discussed at UKSG Forum encourages library staff to actively engage with their profession.

Posted 19 December 2016

Video: a multimedia project showcasing African cultural heritage.

Posted 19 December 2016

It's time to embrace non-traditional routes into librarianship, says The Hive's Sarah Pittaway.

Posted 19 December 2016

Phil Bradley explores why people create fake news stories - and what librarians can do to educate and guide.

Posted 2 December 2016

21st century search is easy and instantaneous - what does this mean for the information professional? Gary Horrocks reports from the 2016 Strix Lecture.

Posted 1 December 2016

A combination of inspirational ideas, creativity and planning led to the delivery of two successful events at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. Helen Lane explains.

Posted 17 November 2016

SAGE Publishing releases comprehensive collection of videos of research methods.

Posted 15 November 2016

Jodie Hewitt shares her experiences of her first ever professional conference - the CILIP 2016 conference in Brighton.

Posted 4 November 2016

A silver tree at a conference was used by delegates to capture their favourite search tips.

Posted 2 November 2016

Europeana has found use of content themes has trebled engagement with collections.

Posted 24 October 2016

The latest salary survey from Sue Hill Recruitment and TFPL considers the impact of Brexit on UK information sector employment and highlights trends in roles and skills requirements.

Posted 21 October 2016

What would happen if a bunch of librarians put together their own inspirational music playlist?

Posted 9 October 2016

Younger people are more likely to prefer to read news rather than watching or listening to it, according to a new study

Posted 9 October 2016

Three practical in-depth workshops deliver key skills in intensive sessions at ILI.

Posted 26 September 2016

Laura Palmer enjoyed the back-to-school mindset of a Library Make and Do Camp.

Posted 23 September 2016

Libraries grapple with the challenge of remaining relevant in a modern city.

Posted 21 September 2016

For the first time ever, Internet Librarian International features THREE keynote speakers, each giving their own unique perspective on this year's theme of Innovation in Action.

Posted 10 September 2016

How can academic librarians support researchers in using social media professionally? A project from Linköping University Library, Sweden found a win-win situation.

Posted 31 August 2016

The word innovation is losing its power. If everything is innovative, nothing is innovative. True innovation, however, exists and will have an impact on how librarians do their jobs and how people perceive information.

Posted 12 August 2016

No two makerspaces are the same. They may not even be called makerspaces. They are built with specific audiences in mind - and each has its own distinct personality.

Posted 29 July 2016

A crowdsourced exhibition, hosted by a university library, provides a case study in the challenges of curation.

Posted 21 July 2016

Pablo the Penguin helps bridge the social gap between the library service and clients, builds trust, helps to mentor students and supports anxious users.

Posted 21 July 2016

Imagine a library that automatically transforms itself to fit the users. This sci-fi idea was the beginning of what has now become reality at public libraries in Denmark.

Posted 18 July 2016

The Academic Reading Format International Study reveals UK students prefer having course materials in print -- but some like the convenience of electronic formats.

Posted 18 July 2016

The Open Data Institute's Nigel Shadbolt discusses open data innovation at CILIP 2016. In an age when everyone depends on data, information and knowledge, do people have the skills to interpret data correctly? And what are the opportunities for information professionals?

Posted 16 July 2016

Makerspaces are beginning to make an impact in the education sector. In a preview of his presentation at Internet Librarian International, Antony Groves explores the various approaches being adopted to make these spaces work.

Posted 1 July 2016

The Reading Europe project sees UK Independent Publishers recommend books from each of the EU countries. The titles have been selected to allow the reader to learn more about the literature, history and culture of each country.

Posted 15 June 2016

Phil Bradley explores the knee jerk responses many people have to online content. They violently agree or disagree with it, repost, re-tweet or reshare it - and all without really thinking things through.

Posted 24 May 2016

Student engagement at The Hive -- Europe's first integrated public and university library.

Posted 13 May 2016

The 2016 Association of Independent Information Professionals conference explored how partnering impacts the unique characteristics of information businesses.

Posted 3 May 2016

In his second article about the new EU Data Protection Regulation, Ibrahim Hasan explains why all organisations should be examining their approach to data breaches now.

Posted 29 April 2016

Emma Mulqueeny lifts the lid on the generation that has grown up with social media.

Posted 17 April 2016

Contrasting approaches to understanding students and their user experience explored at UKSG.

Posted 17 April 2016

The academic publisher Taylor & Francis is exploring the transformation of the traditional library role through a series of interviews with academic librarians around the world.

Posted 1 April 2016

New report looks at the impact of international academic collaboration across the UK research base. The leading edge of research is shared across countries.

Posted 11 March 2016

The text of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation has been finalised. Here's what every information professional needs to know.

Posted 25 February 2016

ILI — The Library Innovation Conference — invites presentations from innovative info pros from all sectors, as well as those working outside a traditional library setting. ILI takes place at Olympia, London on 18-19 October.

Posted 15 February 2016

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