Where will libraries buy eBooks and who will pay the bill?

The academic book supply market has long played second fiddle to the world of scholarly journals: library book budgets suffered for years as libraries made room for challenging journal price increases. Significant attention was paid to the journals world when librarians tried to stop the acquisition of Academic Press by Elsevier in 2000 and since …

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It’s the little things – but we still want the big things too! A thank you to our suppliers

As we approach the end of this most challenging of years, I want to give a few "thank yous", to selected organisations (and their representatives) who work with our library here at Brookes - the publishers, aggregators, intermediaries, and all those other players who comprise the academic publishing and information community. As librarians, we have …

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Learning Resources: Still Working For You – Customer Services

Our services for you whilst the university sites are closed due to COVID-19 As soon as the university announced the implementation of additional reading weeks, the Library made the decision to extend all loans to cover this period and remove fines. This was in part due to the numerous queries we received from students self-isolating …

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Learning Resources: Still Working For You – Associate Director of Learning Resources – Collections

Not Home Alone So, let’s cover off the domestic situation first: managed to get daughter and granddaughter on the plane to Vancouver before it became almost impossible to do so. Youngest son is home from Liverpool Uni and wondering what his Year 2 exam regime is going to look like. We compare notes on how …

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