Category Archives: Libraries

InTech Publishes 15 New, Specialised Books

15 brand new books have just been uploaded on our online reading platform InTechOpen. With a base of 450+ OA books, InTech places itself as the world leader in publishing highly specialised OA books, growing the number of its devoted … Continue reading

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Libraries Play a Key Role in Setting Up and Managing Open Repositories

The recent report from RIN, Research Information Network, and RLUK, Research Libraries UK, presents the findings of a systematic study of the value of the services that libraries in the UK provide to researchers, and of the contributions that libraries … Continue reading

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New Interface for 6,137 OA Journals in DOAJ

When it comes to tracking down the ever growing number of open access journals from everywhere around the world, DOAJ, the Directory of Open Access Journals, is the first to take “measures”. DOAJ has now grown to the size of … Continue reading

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Focusing on the Impact of Open Access on Legal Scholarship – 50% More Citations

A new paper by James M. Donovan from the University of Kentucky College of Law caught much attention recently. The paper is self-archived and it examines the citation trend of open access articles from three different law journals. The opening … Continue reading

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Libraries on the Web – Should They Strive to Become New Search Engines?

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. (Jose Louis Borges) When librarian happens to also be a writer, he imagines an infinite library, like Jorge Louis Borges did when he described one with books containing … Continue reading

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600,000 Words from Oxford English Dictionary – Use Them, Choose Them and Don’t Wear Them Out!

When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) A worthy hint from Open Culture website, … Continue reading

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A Word On Michigan Library CC0 Initiative: Are We Blowing Wish Flowers?

John Wilkin, a librarian at the University of Michigan whose library recently dropped 700,000 books into the public domain with the CC Zero license, has made an interesting comment on this act. He compared bibliographic records made available all over … Continue reading

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