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02 Nov 2015
Posted by Romy Beard, Licensing Programme Manager
With e-books more and more popular among library users, librarians are faced with the choice of different purchasing models: annual subscription, perpetual access purchases (including Patron-Driven Acquisition or Demand-Driven Acquisition), or Short Term Loan. This blog will focus specifically on (...)
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27 Aug 2015
Posted by Romy Beard, Licensing Programme Manager
Using Facebook can be an effective way for academic libraries to connect with their user community. By posting updates on Facebook, libraries can inform their users about the library’s programmes and services. They can invite students to attend training sessions, post practical information about (...)
26 May 2015
Posted by Romy Beard, Licensing Programme Manager
One of the jobs of academic librarians is to promote e-resources to their users. This includes licensed e-resources as well as Open Access (OA) content that is available for free, without the need to register or sign a licence. EIFL has been an early supporter of the open access movement through (...)
Emilija Banionyte, president of the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium (LMBA) and the LMBA EU project team. Photo by Sevile Charsika.
13 Feb 2015
Posted by Romy Beard, Licensing Programme Manager
This month, in wintry Lithuania, I visited Emilija Banionyte, president of the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium (LMBA), and her team in their office in the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. Over a cup of hot coffee we discuss how LMBA ensures high usage of their licensed e- (...)