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Swansea University’s Bay Library will be opening in summer 2015. Keep an eye on the Red Circle… Further information on the Science and Innovation Campus can be found on the Campus Development Programme website  The Library will include facilities to support Engineering, Business …

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The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking comments on the draft recommended practice Open Access Metadata and Indicators (NISO RP-22-201x). Launched in January 2013, the NISO Open Access Metadata and Indicators Working Group was chartered to develop protocols and mechanisms for …

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Earlier this year SAGE and Jisc organised a librarian roundtable to examine the implications of managing article-processing charges. Research Information editor Siân Harris, who also wrote the report of the event, describes some of the key findings: link to blog …

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[From SCONUL]: The House of Commons Select Committee which looks at the work of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published its report on open access.  This can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/business-innovation-and-skills/inquiries/parliament-2010/open-access/ The report is a strongly worded …

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The foundation degree in Library and Information Practice at Glyndŵr University is nearly four years old and has now seen two cohorts of students successfully graduate, twenty one new professionals altogether. The course grew from a seed of an idea …

Fifth birthday of a new approach to LIS education in North Wales Read More »

HEFCE have opened this consultation on Open Access post REF-2014. Responses to the earlier consultation that informed this document will be available in October.

The Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF) is developing a major programme of work to procure and implement a shared Library Management System for all Higher Education Institutions in Wales, plus the National Library of Wales, and the Welsh NHS …

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This post is being advertised through Swansea University but could be based at any WHELF member institution. See the online advert for details and contacts.

Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) Conference and Annual General Meeting, Dublin, June 2013 The conference programme can be found online and related tweets at #sconul13 This is a canter through the programme and events I attended at …

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