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If the data stored in a library’s knowledge base is not correct and up-to-date, library users will not be able to find the book or journal that they are looking for.
Back in 1988, Robert Maxwell predicted that in the future there would only be a handful of immensely powerful publishing companies left, and that they would ply their trade in an electronic age with no printing costs, leading to almost “pure profit”.
Article 27 of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, asserting the right “to share in scientific advancement and its benefits”. In this theguardian “The long read” article, Stephen Buranyi describes how the scholarly publishing industry came to be what it is and how academia has been complicit in its development at the expense of the advancement of knowledge and the ability for all mankind to benefit.read more
The Cochrane Centre, an intramural research centre of the South African Medical Research Council, has recently procured a Cochrane Library license that will make evidence-based scientific reviews available to healthcare decision makers in South Africa.read more
In his article published in the Scholarly Kitchen (May 1, 2017) Rick Anderson argues that there is evidence to suggest that Big Deal packages are “no longer sacred” as more and more cancellations are taking place.read more