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Plan S and digital libraries

Plan S and see its 10 principles

STM (Scientific, Technical and Medical) publishing has been an extraordinarily profitable area for the big academic publishers in the last 30 years. But this last Autumn it was dealt a potentially fatal blow. Robert-Jan Smits from the European Commission and Marc Schiltz representing Europe’s largest research founders announced Plan S, a radical initiative designed to ensure that by 2020 all research papers arising from funding provided by 11 European funders are made

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Interview with the Librarian – Volume 7

In today’s post, we speak to Philippa Rose, librarian at The King’s School, Canterbury.

Before we start, we usually have some trivia, but I’ve decided to swap this out for a new idea which I think it more library appropriate!

What am I reading?

This week I’m reading The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. One of my favourite authors, Murakami leads you through a dreamlike story of coincidence and hidden meaning as Toru Okada searches for his lost cat. … Keep Reading

Digital archiving and the present

In this week’s Economist Richard Ovendon Bodley’s Librarian argues that We must fight to preserve digital information. Bodley’s Librarian is the librarian for the University of Oxford and this large library has many complex and valuable archival resources so it is to be expected that he will see the task and the responsibility as falling heavily to the role and the expertise of librarians and archivists. But he rightly points out that the project that we now face is

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Archive Flashbacks - Week Two

Welcome to the second week of Archive Flashbacks! This week we bring you a film review from renowned magazine Sight & Sound, a selection of poems from the very first issue of PN Review and a contentious article from BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Sight & Sound — March 2019

In the Groove for Love

Check out Barry Jenkins’s new film “If Beale Street Could Talk”, the first English-language feature adaptation of a James Baldwin novel, telling the tale of a young black … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 6

In Volume Six of IwtL (not so catchy), we have the pleasure of speaking with Alex Wheeler of Manchester Metropolitan University.

Trivia

Last week’s question — What is the smallest book in the world?

Well, my clue last week somewhat misleading… I thought it was Old King Cole, but it turns out there is always a smaller book! Teeny Ted from Turnip Town is the smallest book in the world. Created by Nano Imaging Laboratory of Simon Fraser University, its … Keep Reading

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