Public Policy

The European Union have proposed new rules and actions regarding Artificial Intelligence, in line with its desire to make "Europe fit for the Digital Age". Although most commentary regarding the proposed AI regulations have centred on "Big Tech", the library community is also affected. Library organisations, particularly IFLA, have been interested in issues surrounding new technologies such as AI for several years.

Posted 01 June 2021

We are living in historic times! Cohesive library leadership at national and global levels is important to bring transformative change that benefits communities deeply impacted by COVID-19 and to establish a vibrant future for global libraries, writes international library consultant Loida Garcia-Febo.

Posted 04 May 2021

The first module of Gale's new Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence explores the history of British Intelligence during an era of global conflict and careful diplomacy, of the rise and fall of political extremes, of great strides in technology and of vast change in the everyday lives of people around the world.

Posted 06 April 2021

Sci-Hub has been a thorn in the side of commercial publishers almost since its founding in 2011. Recent legal actions in India may succeed in curbing its activities, something that similar lawsuits in the U.S. have failed to accomplish.

Posted 02 February 2021

Elsevier published a landmark report on The Power of Research to Advance the SDGs. It strengthens the understanding of the global SDG efforts and identifies the lack of sex and gender dimension across SDG research.

Posted 06 October 2020

Kelly LeBlanc, a knowledge management and taxonomy specialist at FireOak Strategies, looked at GDPR compliance now that the legislation has been in place for awhile.

Posted 12 August 2020

Winners of the 2020 Altmetric Research Award are Dr Fabio Castro Gouveia, a scientometrics and altmetrics specialist at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil, and Dr Elaine Rabello, a researcher with dual appointments at the Institute of Social Medicine, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Wageningen University, Netherlands. 

Posted 28 July 2020

The UK government decided to eliminate VAT on digital publications earlier than originally planned.

Posted 04 June 2020

This year over 50 submissions from around the world were received.

Posted 19 March 2020

Five UK-based society publishers have signed pilot transitional OA agreements courtesy of Jisc.

Posted 10 December 2019

Report covers mapping of trends, actors and initiatives regarding the potential cross-border legal challenges that could be encountered in cyberspace.

Posted 29 November 2019

Marilyn Clarke on the Liberate our Library campaign that's working to give a voice to marginalised and underrepresented students at Goldsmiths University of London.

Posted 20 November 2019

CARL releases statement on benefits to society of Open Education.

Posted 15 November 2019

Aim is to provide links between citations and digital content.

Posted 02 November 2019

The International Alliance of Research Library Associations (IARLA) welcomes the move towards the open access environment for journal articles.

Posted 31 October 2019

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, outlines the company's position in a series of tweets.

Posted 31 October 2019

Demos, in partnership with Jisc, has set out to explore the potential impact of AI, robotics and other emerging technologies on the future of the research sector.

Posted 04 October 2019

2019 sees the 40th anniversary of Public Lending Rights (PLR) in the UK.

Posted 02 October 2019

The move means it won't be paying publishers for search results.

Posted 02 October 2019

The new site will surface archived content and clips that have a topical appeal. 

Posted 20 September 2019

New Pearson report gathers opinions of 11,000 learners in 19 countries.

Posted 20 September 2019

How easy is it to conduct digital business globally and what policy changes could improve the current picture?

Posted 08 September 2019

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released its Digital Economy Report 2019.

Posted 05 September 2019

Words Weekend festival teams up with British Library to create a word map of modern Britain.

Posted 23 August 2019

Reading for pleasure is more important for children's cognitive development than their parent's level of education.

Posted 19 July 2019

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