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Library Insights Blog

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…
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…
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 …
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…
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…
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…
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 …
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…
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…
Content & Communications Team Taylor & Francis
Over 70% of librarians feel social media is important, and 30% post to social media at least once a day. As a part of our research for Taylor & Francis’ Social Media in the Library White Paper, we held a twitter party inviting librarians to tell us the one piece of advice they would offer a…
Laura Montgomery Communications Manager, Taylor & Francis
In 2015-2016 Taylor & Francis and Loughborough University worked collaboratively to explore both how Postgraduate Research students (PGR) approached information seeking. It was always clear that the study could only provide insight to the Loughborough University context and would not necessaril…
Ben Morel Senior Marketing Manager (Reference), Taylor & Francis
This free eBook for librarians, part of the In the Library series, outlines some of the core ideas and techniques needed for thinking Lean, following each new principle with a case study from a library at an institution in the UK. Deployed by organisations around the world in industries of all s…

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