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How rich data and a versatile research information system fuel world-class library research services

By Scott Taylor, The University of Manchester Library | Jan 31, 2018

University of Manchester Pure and the library research services

Learn more about the library research services fueled by rich data at the University of Manchester, including open access compliance, increasing visibility of research output, streamlining identifiers and profiles, managing research data and more.

Elsevier has published a series of free ebooks to support and encourage knowledge and professional development in Library and Information Science. Each ebook focuses on a central theme to give the reader an introduction to new ideas and information on that topic.

There are many challenges facing contemporary librarians today including funding, budget constraints, technical expertice, marketing and information literacy. A free ebook, Facing Contemporary Challenges in Librarianship, can help navigate these challenges.

Librarians play a key role in promoting information literacy to their patrons, an essential component in developing their thinking abilities. This free ebook, Current Trends in Information Literacy contains both foundational definitions and related concepts such as critical thinking, metaliteracy and cultural context and contains chapters on the following topics and more.

If you are interested in learning more about digital acquisitions, managing your tech environment, altmetrics, and ebook discoverability, then download this free ebook, Creating and Managing a Digital Library, and learn more.

What do the following actions have in common? Seeking varied opinions and diverse input, building communities via social networking, creating a podcast, innovating even if "it ain't broke." They are all opportunities to market the library! If you would like to learn more, download the free ebook, Marketing the Academic Library

You are cordially invited to the following Elsevier-hosted events at the ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver, CO. Scroll down the page for details on each event and registration links.

 

  • The Hunter Forum
  • Networking Reception Hosted by Elsevier
  • Library Connect Focus Group on Scopus Training Program
  • Cookies, Cocoa and Joule

How are librarians harnessing the power of visuals?

 

In this webinar, three librarians with very different perspectives — collection development, institutional repository, library leadership — will address a common theme. How to enrich their reports and presentations to key library stakeholders with multimedia and data visualizations.

 

Scholarly communication issues around scholarly collaboration networks

By Colleen DeLory, Elsevier Library Connect | Oct 25, 2017

Scholarly collaboration networks

With the rise of scholarly collaboration networks, librarians need to understand the role of these networks in the research lifecycle, the key issues involved and how to incorporate SCNs into scholarly communication models and instruction and outreach activities. 

 

IR managers face several challenges in supporting open access uptake and driving policy compliance; read about how University of Florida and Qatar University are taking advantage of ScienceDirect APIs. Also learn more about how CHORUS assists with public access and compliance.