14 April 2022
We have left some gaps in the annual conference programme for lightning talks so that we can get the latest updates on community projects. Did you see our recent call? You can submit your proposal to present here.
Free webinar: Plan M: the road ahead
Following the launch of the National Metadata Agreement between Jisc and OCLC in February 2022, this webinar will talk about current developments related to Plan M, as well as the roadmap for 2022/23 and beyond, as the current project draws to a close. The strategy for the next phase of Jisc’s work on establishing the NBK/Library Hub as core national infrastructure of a more efficient bibliographic metadata supply model will be discussed, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out how they can get involved in providing sector insights to Jisc’s Library Hub team, that will help inform future developments.
Free webinar: Predatory Publishing – How to support researchers in identifying trusted journals and publishers for their research
This webinar will help those who work with researchers offer straightforward advice to help them avoid publishing in places that they would want to avoid.
1. Lorraine will cover what predatory publishing is and why it is a problem. How the scams that predatory publishers use are becoming more sophisticated and difficult to detect.
2. Lorraine will walk the delegates through Think. Check. Submit. and show them how to use it as a tool to help librarians and researchers avoid predatory publishers.
3. Katherine will provide practical examples of how she has used the principles of Think. Check. Submit when helping researchers think about where to publish. She will provide examples of how lack of some due diligence has led to some difficulties with regards to invoices from predatory publishers, and how this can be avoided in the future.
Seminar: Introduction to E-Resources
This two-part online event has been adapted from UKSG’s successful and long-running one-day seminar and aims to present a practical introductory overview of all aspects of e-resources management, encompassing e-journals, e-books and bibliographic and full-text databases.
The emphasis is on developing a sound basic understanding of the details of e-resources handling in order to promote efficient and informed working practices.
The latest Insights article
Implementing the Declaration on Research Assessment: a publisher case study
Authors: Victoria Gardner, Mark Robinson, Elisabetta O’Connell
Insights 35: 7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.573