Articles

A five-point plan to become an acknowledged copyright authority

By Lesley Ellen Harris, Copyrightlaws.com | Sept 22, 2016

Image of librarian and copyright symbol

Many times I hear non-lawyers say they’ve become the “go-to” person at work for copyright issues, regardless of whether they’re librarians, library directors or information managers. They may work in an academic or corporate library, archive, museum, for-profit or non-profit organization, but may not hold a formal title including the word “copyright.”

 

More than 30 proposals were submitted from developed and developing countries, and the recipients — announced September 14 — are from Ethiopia, Honduras and the US. Donated by the Elsevier Foundation, this year’s $20,000 in awards will fund training workshops and an update of Hinari training videos.

As I read through some listserv discussions on whether academic libraries should promote Banned Books Week, I wondered whether Elsevier had any banned books in its history. After all, the modern-day publishing company has been operating since 1880. And I discovered — via colleagues in the Amsterdam headquarters — a tale that I hadn’t known about.

How do you ensure your information literacy training is compelling and covering the right material? In this webinar, two librarians and a library-based copyright expert will discuss interesting ways to enhance your information literacy instruction in the classroom and beyond.

On Sept. 1, 2016, we updated this page to add a customizable version of the Quick Reference Cards for Research Impact Metrics poster. This version is designed for libraries to use for promotion of their research services around metrics and includes blank space in the footer to add the library logo and contact information.

What emerging healthcare trends will affect medical librarians over the next 10 years?

By Stacy Hartung, Elsevier Clinical Solutions | July 26, 2016

MOSAIC survey results

At MOSAIC 2016, one of the largest gatherings of medical librarians and health information professions in the world, we asked 80 attendees to share with us what emerging trend in healthcare will affect their role the most over the next 10 years. 

By learning about new publishing and open science tools and introducing them to researchers, librarians and information professionals can have a positive impact on researchers’ workflows, including helping researchers share and manage data more effectively.

Rebuilding a Malawian library after disaster

By Jenny Hayes, Book Aid International | June 10, 2016

Mzuzu University's library after the fire

Book Aid International – with support from Elsevier – helps to restock the shelves at Mzuzu University Library after a fire that consumed the building and all of its books.

Originally shared in 2014, this poster is a fun way to encourage grad students and other library users to explore new skills this summer at the library.

The webinar presenters field questions and respond to comments, such as “What is the difference between the h-index and g-index?” and “Do writing articles in collaboration and open-access publishing improve visibility?”