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The NCSC has issued an alert to the academic sector following a spate of online attacks against UK schools, colleges and universities.
The Statement’s introduction provides context for library use of controlled digital lending as a mechanism for Interlibrary Loan.
"This evolving policy is a tool to publicize, measure, and grow your organization’s commitment to preserving scholarship." The policy is available for public comment from August to November 30, 2021.
The University of Suffolk is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library services platform
The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) and the International Federation of Library Associations' Library Publishing Special Interest Group (LibPub SIG) are partnering once again to survey the landscape of publishing in libraries across the globe.
EARLL (Early career Academic and Research Librarians in London) is a professional network for new and early career librarians in academic and research institutions based in and around London and the south east of England. EARLL are supported by UKSG and are the recipients of the UKSG Innovation Award 2019.
The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan has selected OCLC to replace NII's current library metadata infrastructure. OCLC will provide a cataloging environment for more than 1,300 libraries in Japan with a union catalog that replaces the existing system, NACSIS-CAT/ILL.
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has welcomed Ireland taking a huge step forward in providing open access to research. The IReL initiative, funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, has struck transformative agreements with 11 major international academic publishers.
SPARC Europe together with the European Network of Open Education Librarians is seeking to gain insights into Open Education (OE) practices within academic libraries of Higher Education in Europe.
SCONUL and Jisc have negotiated a national agreement with not-for-profit Our Research to help individual members use Unsub.