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Read the Results of our 'Scholarly Communication within the Library' Research

The "traditional" library setting has undergone a ground-breaking shift in the way that end-users obtain scholarly information. When it comes to discovering content, librarians have found themselves in an environment where their end-users favor convenience over quality. However, end-users are not always satisfied with the results which stem from free search engines that overlook optimal resources. How can librarians add a personal touch to their library services to improve scholarly information so that quality research is not compromised?

Taylor & Francis commissioned follow-up work to our White Paper (presented at the 2013 North America Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Conference in Buffalo, New York) specifically examining how to meet user needs and expectations in the library. Read the e-survey results here.

Tweet us @LibraryLantern to tell us your views on our findings.


Celebrating Librarians' Day with Taylor & Francis

On 12th August 2014, Taylor & Francis India celebrated National Librarians' Day with 300 librarians from across the country.

National Librarians' Day marks the birth of S. R. Ranganathan, an Indian mathematician and librarian who devised the five laws of library science.

The event, which took place at Jawaharlal Nehru University, included a fascinating seminar on the 'Changing Role of Librarians in the Digital Era'.

The day was charged with many activities, announcements, awards and competitions to celebrate the Librarians' Day. The third issue of Ignite also commemorates the Librarians' Day and was launched at the event.

Taylor & Francis India presented 'Using Social Media in the library to connect to your end users' and subsequently awarded one librarian who uses social media to its maximum benefit in their library.

Mr Rameshwar Dayal, Librarian at the Indian Social Institute, was presented the award, as his library makes effective use of YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and blogs for generating user awareness. Congratulations to Mr Rameshwar Dayal!

Roll on National Librarians’ Day 2015!


Professional Excellence in Library Services Award: India

Taylor & Francis India announce their new award, recognising the efforts of a particularly talented librarian who has made an invaluable contribution to their library through their innovation and enthusiasm.

Would you like to nominate a librarian?

Before 30th September, simply tell us in no more than 300 enthusiastic words the reason for your nomination, demonstrating their professional excellence in library services that support your nomination.

We hope this award will serve to recognise the contribution librarians make to academia and their institution in providing professional excellence.

Find out more and nominate a librarian here.


Enter our Slogan Writing Competition!

To celebrate the spirit of Librarians' Day through the month, we would like to invite you to participate in our slogan writing competition. Do you fancy your chances of winning?

We'd like you to send us your favourite quote on librarians or libraries. The winning slogan will feature on Taylor & Francis t-shirts to be gifted to librarians across South Asia! The best entry also stands a chance of winning a surprise gift hamper!

Please submit your application to shafina.segon@tandfindia.com.

The last date for receiving entries is 31st August 2014.


Taylor & Francis announces Shibboleth compliancy in Canada

Taylor & Francis is delighted to announce an agreement with the Canadian Access Federation (CAF), supporting Shibboleth access in Canada. Shibboleth is a standards based, open source software package for computer networks and the Internet. The web-based Single Sign-on (SSO) system allows users to sign in to various systems run by ‘federations’ of different organizations or institutions, using just one 'identity'.

Taylor & Francis also supports Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK with Shibboleth access. Canada’s Shibboleth access is now live.

More information on Shibboleth.

Further updates on Taylor & Francis agreements or to update an institution’s account.


e-Content Management Pty Ltd journals join Social Sciences & Humanities market leader Routledge for 2015

The ten academic journals of e-Content Management Pty Ltd will be published and sold by the Taylor & Francis Group under the Routledge imprint from 1 January 2015.

Taylor & Francis Group has made significant investment in its ANZ publishing program over the last 15 years, with a flourishing program of more than 90 journals edited from the region. The new journals joining the list comprise:

Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, International Journal of Training Research, Small Enterprise Research, International Journal of Pedagogies & Learning, International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, Rural Society, Health Sociology Review, Advances in Mental Health, Journal of Family Studies, and Contemporary Nurse.

e-Content Management Pty Ltd’s book program will also join Taylor & Francis Group.

All queries about 2014 subscriptions and back issue claims, as well as all book sales, will continue to be answered by eContent Management until 31 December 2014 and should be addressed to services@e-contentmanagement.com.


Taylor & Francis Group acquires M.E. Sharpe Inc.

Taylor & Francis Group has acquired books and journals publisher M.E. Sharpe Inc.

M.E. Sharpe's list of 36 Social Science and Humanities journals cover a range of topics, with particular strengths in Asian, Russian and Eastern European Studies, Economics, Business and Management. These titles will transition to the Taylor & Francis Online platform (www.tandfonline.com) in the coming months.

The M.E. Sharpe book, ebook and reference programs will also join the Routledge program.

More information about M.E. Sharpe is available here: http://www.mesharpe.com/


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