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Ruth Harrison explains the Imperial College approach to supporting OA books through transformative agreements, a combination of open access funds and the library subscriptions budget.
There are an increasing number of ways to support open access monographs. However, increased possibilities have also brought increased challenges. What do all the different models mean? Which models should we support? What models can we support? Hannah Crago discusses how they have approached these questions at the University of Essex.
The latest “Knowing Me Knowing UKSG” podcast is a conversation with Thomas Shaw, Associate Director for Space, Experience and Innovation at Lancaster University. Thomas has also worked in libraries and information management since the late 1990s, with previous experience from the University of East London, University of Bristol and NHS Direct.
The latest “Knowing Me Knowing UKSG” podcast is a conversation with Chris Banks, Director of Library Services at Imperial College London.
Gordon McQueen's personal account of the 2023 UKSG Conference and Exhibition, inspired by Mary Catherine Bateson’s Our Own Metaphor. Gordon won a sponsored place for the conference - don't forget to apply for your place next year when the competition opens!
UKSG sponsored a place for Christina Nguyen at our annual conference in Glasgow. Here is her report on the conference and the value of hearing about the practical aspects of her work after studying the theory in library school, and the many layers of conversations to be had at the event.
Andrew Marsden reflects on his first UKSG conference - "full on, very tiring, but also very inspirational"
Attending my first UKSG conference was a truly great experience. It wasn’t just my first time at UKSG, but also my first conference altogether, and I must admit the prospect of networking with some very impressive librarians and publishers made me quite nervous.
The OA Switchboard is a mission-driven, community led initiative designed to simplify the sharing of information between stakeholders about open access publications throughout the whole publication journey. Yvonne Campfens looks at progress so far.
March 1988 saw the publication of the first issue of Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community. The editor said, “We hope to create a journal, with a mixture of articles and news items, which will appeal to all types of members of the Group, whether librarians, publishers, subscription agents, binders, and all others having an interest in serials.”