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New Vice-Chair & Board Directors elected :: RLUK16 Conference videos
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RLUK16 Conference videos

Presentation videos from the recent RLUK Conference are now available on the RLUK Conference website, including keynote presentations by Gerard Meijer (Radboud), David Willetts (Resolution Foundation) and Marcus Munafo (Bristol).
Gerard Meijer on The Open Access transformation in The Netherlands: leaving the subscription era behind

DCDC16 Call for papers


Collections, connections, collaboration:
from potential to impact

 
The National Archives and RLUK have issued a call for papers for the fourth Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities Conference (DCDC16), returning to The Lowry, Salford Quays, on 10-12 October 2016.

DCDC16 will look at the varied and innovative ways in which archives, museums, libraries, and academia can help realise the potential of collections and translate this into social, cultural, and economic impact.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 9 May.
Read the full DCDC16 call for papers

RLUK elects new Vice-Chair and Board Directors

 
RLUK announced at its AGM on 9 March the election of John Robinson to the role of Vice-Chair, and Robin Green and Nicola Wright to the Board of Directors. Read more...

The first joint meeting of five of the world’s most prominent academic and research library organisations took place at the British Library in London on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, ahead of the Research Libraries UK Conference. The meeting gathered together the elected leaders and executive directors of RLUK, ARLCARLCAUL and LIBER.

Lively discussion centred on the potential for strategic, collaborative approaches to the rapidly changing landscape of research libraries and that of the publishing and scholarly communications environment.

The group will seek to identify priorities for joint attention and action over the next few months. Follow-up meetings are already being planned, and the group will seek to take concrete proposals to the respective boards of the five organisations in due course. Read more...

Bristol Collections Management Conference

On 2nd February 2016 Bristol held a conference devoted entirely to the subject of collection management: Collection Management: Share The Experience @ Bristol. It was the second event of its type; the first being held in York last summer. It was generously supported by both Jisc and RLUK. As with the inaugural event in York, it was intended as a forum where practitioners could discuss the challenges facing Collection Managers across the HE sector, share good practice and ideas, and work towards some community actions. Read more...

FutureTDM Knowledge Café: Exploring Barriers to EU Text and Data Mining

FutureTDM is a European Commission funded project to identify current barriers to text and data mining (TDM) in Europe. Content mining techniques lie at the heart of data-driven research and innovation. Yet, as identified by the European Commission, the practice is currently underused by EU researchers. We want to hear from those working in the field to explore why. Our Knowledge Cafes represent an informal opportunity to gather feedback on EU text and data mining in consultation with researchers, funders, developers, publishers, SMEs and many other stakeholder groups.

The next meeting will take place at St Paul's Centre, London on Tuesday 12 April.

Find out more and register for the event...

Copyright for Knowledge briefing on copyright reform

Copyright for Knowledge recently issued a briefing on priorities for European Union Copyright Reform. The key points from the briefing were that EU copyright law should be reformed to:

  • enable text and data mining
  • support the preservation of works
  • support EU-wide 'collective management' solutions

Read the full briefing...

New service launches to clarify journal compliance with REF

SHERPA REF beta is a web service – funded and endorsed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) – that allows authors and institutions to quickly, accurately and easily check whether a journal they wish to publish in complies with open access (OA) policy for the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Read more...

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ST8 9BL
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