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This report examines the perspectives of both providers and users of library services from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom to decode the value of online library spaces and digital services from the users’ perspective while noting their behaviour and preferences as they...
This report highlights a number of challenges and opportunities for SCONUL members, including the development of AI and machine learning, datafied scholarship and the on-going challenges of blurred boundaries between the library and the rest of the institutions and the development as library as a...
This document provides a digest of the interviews carried out as part of the SCONULLeadership Task and Finish Group work on the ‘view from above’. The interviewees were either vice-chancellors or senior members of the executive of a range of universities.
The phrase “scholarly communication” appears often in the description of library roles and responsibilities, but the function is still new enough that it takes different forms in different institutions. There is no common understanding of where it fits into the library’s organizational structure. This landscape...
This white paper describes uses for usage statistics, altmetrics, and other quantitative and qualitative impact metrics in the context of services for digital special collections (DSCs) and institutional repositories (IRs) stewarded by academic libraries.
First, we articulate a problem statement, which describes...
The Focused International Study shows comparative availability and terms for those same books across a single platform in Australia, the US, Canada, the UK and New Zealand, providing new insights into international similarities and differences.
The Large-scale International Study shows comparative availability and terms for a much larger sample of almost 100,000 books across those same five jurisdictions.
This report considers the rationale for how digital transformation could support for public libraries in the United Kingdom. It forms the next phase in a sequence of reports and roundtable conversations about how the idea of a “single digital presence” (a term coined by William...
INTRODUCTION The U.K. library community has implemented collaborative strategies in key scholarly communication areas such as open access mandate compliance, and U.S. librarians could benefit from learning in greater detail about the practices and experiences of U.K. libraries with respect to how they have...
Given the tightening fiscal environment across all regions of the UK and the stated priorities of Government in the areas of health, education and the development of the infrastructure, there is significant pressure on all departments to justify their current levels of funding. In addition,...