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Library Insights Blog

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…
Amy Guest Associate Marketing Manager, Taylor & Francis
Libraries are portals to information, providing user access to tools for the creation of new concepts. Digital Ethnography in the Library, part of the In the Library series of free ebooks, provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with a discussion on tradi…
Content & Communications Team Taylor & Francis
Within the academic community, peer review is widely recognized as being at the heart of scholarly research. However, faith in peer review’s integrity is of ongoing and increasing concern to many. It is imperative that publishers and academic editors of peer-reviewed scholarly research, as well as…
Content & Communications Team Taylor & Francis
A significant challenge for today’s librarian is the increasing quantity of free online content. Although it has the potential to be of great value for education purposes, how do librarians determine the quality of all these online resources and communicate their availability to end-users? This…
Content & Communications Team Taylor & Francis
In 2015-2016 Taylor & Francis and Loughborough University worked collaboratively to explore the Postgraduate Research (PGR) Library UX. We asked project steering group members and student mentors Gareth Cole and Helen Young about their involvement in this Library UX research project, and to s…

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