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Taylor & Francis Group responds to the open letter from SCONUL
Laura Montgomery Communications Manager, Taylor & Francis
Taylor & Francis would like to provide the following context and statement following recent feedback from the library and academic community in relation to our new policy to introduce a rolling wall of 20 years’ courtesy access to subscribers. This replaces our prior policy of access back to 1…
Insights into INASP
Laura Montgomery Communications Manager, Taylor & Francis
As a founder member of Publishers for Development, Taylor & Francis Group is committed to ensuring the widest possible distribution of its journals to the research community in developing countries. One of the key development initiatives we support is the International Network for the Availabil…
Digital resources in the library: free ebook
Amy Guest Associate Marketing Manager, Taylor & Francis
Print and digital resources can have creative and interesting relationships; they don’t need to reside in separate worlds, leaving libraries to promote their combined use. This free ebook, part of the In the Library series, provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Sci…
Librarians and Fake News: “Trust me, I’m a Librarian!”
Rachel Bergan Communications Coordinator, Taylor & Francis
‘Fake news’ was the word of 2017, defined by the Collins dictionary as “false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting.” In an era where information is now so accessible, with information platforms competing for hits through such tactics as clickbait, ho…
The story behind the pictures: Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Library
Rachel Bergan Communications Coordinator, Taylor & Francis
With the way knowledge is acquired and produced ever changing, and the role of the librarian evolving, libraries are under increasing pressure to rethink their use of space on campus. In this series of images and blog posts, we will showcase how libraries are transforming their spaces and services t…
Social media in the library: free ebook
Amy Guest Associate Marketing Manager, Taylor & Francis
Using social media in the library effectively enables librarians to connect with users in a space that they already occupy, while bringing added value to existing activities. This FreeBook on Social Media in the Library, part of the In the Library series, provides library practitioners and students …
How libraries are applying social media
Content & Communications Team Taylor & Francis
How are libraries using social media to the advantage of their institutions, and how do they go about doing this? Taylor & Francis went out to investigate exactly that in our white paper, using our three focus groups based in the UK, US and India. Click to enlarge infographic: Our case s…
White paper: communicating the library’s value
Victoria Johnston Associate Marketing Manager, Taylor & Francis
Library resources are the key to new academic discoveries, new theories and ground-breaking research, and there are ways that publishers and librarians can work together to make sure that the library is able to provide as much value as possible to the important work of its patrons. This white pap…
Metadata practices in the library: free ebook
Amy Guest Associate Marketing Manager, Taylor & Francis
The current technical services operations within libraries need to be redirected and refocused in terms of format priorities. This FreeBook, part of the In the Library series, provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with a consideration of Metadata Prac…
How libraries are using social media
Content & Communications Team Taylor & Francis
How are libraries using social media? What challenges and opportunities does social media present to librarians, and how does your library’s social media strategy compare with others? Our white paper provides a global overview of library social media use, against which individual institutions can …
How libraries are measuring the effectiveness of social media
Content & Communications Team Taylor & Francis
Our white paper on the use of social media in the library revealed that, whilst most librarians agreed that social media was an important tool for an institution, one of the challenges they face was having the time and human resources to manage it effectively. So, what are libraries currently doi…
Collaborative study: The postgraduate research student’s user experience in the library at Loughborough University
Laura Montgomery Communications Manager
In 2015/16 Taylor and Francis and Loughborough University worked together to explore the library user experience (UX) of a specific segment of library customers – the Postgraduate Research Student (PGR). We wanted to identify opportunities for libraries and publishers to improve the services an…

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