On 23 April 2014, EBLIDA, the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations will hold a press conference on the occasion of the United Nations’ World Book and Copyright Day to promote the EBLIDA Campaign The Right to e-Read”.
Wikipedia is one of the biggest, most expansive research tools for students and professionals of all ages, even if the information in its entries isn't always the most accurate. That all-encompassing nature can be annoying -- you often have to scan t...
Journal price data is important for budget management processes, but price alone is not the sole factor determining value. Some metrics, like Impact Factor, have become important in assessing value, and similar value metrics will only increase in importance in the future. The implementation of the Counter 4 during 2014 will expand the availability of usage data from journals, databases, ebooks, and multimedia to support better decision-making. Building upon COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) and working with the digital object identifier (DOI) and ORCID (open researcher and contributor ID) identifier, the PIRUS (Publisher and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics) Code of Practice is designed to provide usage data at the individual article level, consolidating usage across platforms.
Today I want to talk about one of the greatest services academic libraries offer to scholars, one that is absolutely essential for any sort of advanced scholarship, and one that is facing the biggest obstacle of its 140-or-so-year-old existence. I’m talking about interlibrary loan (ILL) and the threat it faces from ebooks.