Category: journals

 A new tool launched by Cardiff University’s information services directorate and JISC allows people to assess the popularity and use of e-resources so they continue to deliver value for money. Download Raptor for free: http://iam.cf.ac.uk/trac/RAPTOR/wiki/Software/Overview Eileen Brandreth, director of university …

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A UK-wide digital library for British higher education is in reach, says Ann Rossiter (SCONUL), if we can sort the licensing out. The UK’s status as a world leader in research depends on its institutions having the best possible access …

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The JUSP consortium is pleased to announce that 100 libraries are now participating in the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP): http://jusp.mimas.ac.uk/ At a time of economic constraint, it is essential that libraries can evaluate usage, and make a compelling case …

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The JUSP team are very pleased that most WHELF libraries have now joined the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP). Libraries spend millions of pounds on electronic journals each year, but gathering statistics about their use hasn’t always been easy. Diminishing …

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Sheila Cannell, Director of Library Services of Edinburgh University, accepted on behalf of SCURL a Library Excellence award for SHEDL as a Shared Services initiative supporting Higher Education in Scotland.  The ceremony was held in the Scottish Parliament and the …

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This two-part report takes in-depth look at how researchers in the UK use electronic journals, the value they bring to universities and research institutions and the contribution they make to research productivity, quality and outcomes. http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating-research/e-journals-their-use-value-and-impact

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At its recent conference, RLUK announced it would not support future journal big deals unless they showed real price reductions.  With a cut to the teaching grant and research budgets flat at best, RLUK members believe that unless this happens …

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This joint RIN and SCURL study looks at the initial impact of the SHEDL initiative, which aims to provide a common set of journals to all Scottish HEIs. It looks at changes in patterns of usage in different institutions and in …

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As of 1 January 2010 a new online newspaper service is available for all Welsh public, HE and FE and health libraries, the Welsh Assembly Government and the National Library of Wales. Designed specifically for libraries in Wales, this new …

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40% of university libraries plan cuts to book and journal purchases next year. Academics should brace themselves for “severe” cuts in access to new books and journals in the next academic year as higher costs caused by the fall in …

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