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The Government has announced that it has accepted all the recommendations of the Finch report except the recommendation on reducing the VAT on e-journals.   It stresses Government’s preference for “gold” over “green” open access. Its response can be found here: http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/science/docs/l/12-975-letter-government-response-to-finch-report-research-publications …

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The report of the Working Group chaired by Dame Janet Finch published on 18 June recommends a programme of action to enable more people to read and use the publications arising from research. Better, faster communication of research results will …

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Re-­‐skilling for Research:  An investigation into the role and skills of subject and liaison librarians required to effectively support the evolving information needs of researchers RLUK has published a major report by Mary Auckland on the changing needs of researchers …

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Cardiff, 14-16 December 2011 The UK Digital Curation Centre is running a series of inter-linked regional workshops to support institutional research data management as part of the DCC Roadshow. The seventh DCC Roadshow is being organised in conjunction with Information …

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RIN has published the results of a study, undertaken between January and July 2011, investigating the place and role of PhD supervisors in the drive to ensure that research students possess the necessary level of information literacy to pursue their careers …

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This jointly commissioned RIN and RLUK report presents the findings of a systematic study of the value of the services that libraries in the UK provide to researchers, and of the contributions that libraries from a wide range of institutions …

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Librarians remain an often unseen and unappreciated element of good teaching and research. Tara Brabazon interviews an extraordinary one about the challenges the profession faces at the front line of scholarship in the 21st century: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=414491&c=2

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JISC has recently released a new report, Inspiring Research, Inspiring Scholarship, looking at the value and impact of digitised resources. Written by Simon Tanner of King’s College London, it considers four broad areas in which the creation of digitised resources …

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Launched this week, the Researcher Development Statement (RDS) is for policy makers and research organisations that provide personal, professional and career development for researchers in higher education. It sets out the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of effective and highly skilled …

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Emerging findings from the first annual report of a major three-year study into the information seeking behaviour of Generation Y doctoral students show that there are striking similarities between students born between 1982 and 1994 and older age groups. Researchers …

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