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Liaison Librarians have always worked in partnership with academic staff, but those partnerships have assumed increased significance over the past year as academic libraries have worked relentlessly to provide access to the content required to enable academics to teach effectively and for students to learn successfully. Lisa Hawksworth reviews the impact the pandemic has had on e-resource acquisition and the work Liverpool is doing to work closely with faculty.

UKSG news

A short wrap up of the conference feedback (more details to follow), plans for 2022 and the results of our Trustees' Election as announced at the AGM on Wednesday.
A part-time, paid, opportunity to help drive the Think.Check.Submit. communication and outreach strategy.

Forthcoming events

Two upcoming events in our very popular webinar and seminar programme - "Introduction to e-resources" and "Lessons learned from the Jisc OA Textbook project".

Industry news

The new white paper is called "Harnessing Science for a Sustainable Future: Narrowing the Policy, Research, and Community Divide"
Research Square and Kudos have partnered to help preprint authors accelerate and maximize exposure of their newly shared research.
The publisher holds the highest number of national transformative agreements in Europe enabling researchers from over 2,100 affiliated institutions to publish OA
An external follow up to one of our most popular webinars in 2020.
This transition will be driven chiefly by the expansion of Read & Publish agreements with major research institutions, enabling their scientific research output to be published open access in the Society’s journals.
Quartex, an Adam Matthew Digital SaaS platform has announced the launch of Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) Transcription, which creates automated, fully searchable transcriptions of manuscript assets with a single click.