On Librarians and RDM …

Discussions about libraries often elevate their subject to the status of an animate being, à la “libraries are expanding their range of research support services”, or “libraries must do a better job of demonstrating their value to the campus community.” Of course, such references are merely shorthand for the sum total of activities taking place …

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A View from Google I/O

Last week I attended Google’s annual 3-day developer conference, Google I/O, held in Mountain View, California.  This event has frequently been a showcase for new Google products and ventures, some of which persist and grow (Android, the Chrome web browser, Google Photos) and others that fade (Nexus Q, Google Wave, Google Glass). This year’s event …

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Survey on innovation trends and priorities in European research libraries

OCLC Research is currently conducting a survey on innovation trends and priorities in European research libraries. The survey was sent to library directors at 238 institutions in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, France, and Italy.* Our aim is to gain intelligence regarding trends, capacities and priorities within the European research library community. This …

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