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What happens when you give a Wikipedia editor a research library?

The Wikipedia Library‘s core mission is to provide Wikipedians with the best possible access to research, to help them write better Wikipedia content. When we started this project, we quickly realized that universities, with their extensive collections and journal subscriptions, offered one of the best opportunities for Wikipedians to access scholarly materials.  61 more words

Academic Libraries

The paradox of academic library service





When I was preparing to write this article, I realised that I need to quote one of my favourite thinkers Charles Handy, so I started to look around the house to find out where I put his book ” the age of paradox.” My teenage daughter who was watching my frantic search asked me what was I looking for and the moment I said a book! 468 more words

The search begins...

I’ve been in academic libraries for about 17 years.  I spent 3 years or so as a rank-and-file kind of public services librarian, then another 10 in various department head-type roles at Really Big State Institution and Prim and Proper Private U.   326 more words


New Executive Director for LIBER: Ms Susan Reilly @skreilly

  • The LIBER Executive Board is very pleased to announce that following its recent recruitment for a new Executive Director, and interviews held in the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague on 20 November 2014, Ms Susan Reilly has been appointed as LIBER Executive Director.
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Research data management services in academic research libraries and perceptions of librarians

The emergence of data intensive science and the establishment of data management mandates have motivated academic libraries to develop research data services (RDS) for their faculty and students. 120 more words

Academic Libraries

Historical Societies: A Hidden Gold Mine for Writers

Historical societies may seem old-fashioned to those of us accustomed to having Google Chrome and Firefox search engines at our fingertips. In reality they are a researcher’s dream. 551 more words