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60th International Library Association Conference

Taylor & Francis attends the 60th International Library Association Conference

On 8-10th April 2015, Taylor & Francis attended the ILA Conference at Punjab University, Chanigarh. This year, the conference celebrated its diamond jubilee with the theme, Embedded Librarianship and the Technological Challenges in the Digital Age.

The conference aimed to focus on the challenges and future of a library in the e-environment and the new technological innovations in librarianship today. Over 450 librarians from across the country attended the conference.

Taylor & Francis presented on Social Media in Academic Libraries - Challenges and Opportunities. The content of this presentation was in sync with the key note address of Dr Jagdish Arora, Director of INFLIBNET, as he spoke about how libraries and librarians today need to ensure that they move with the times and use digital mediums to touch base with their users.

Taylor & Francis India's User Awareness & Knowledge Sharing Session

Taylor & Francis India’s User Awareness & Knowledge Sharing Session

Taylor & Francis India conducted a User Awareness & Knowledge Sharing Session at the University of Allahabad on 20th April 2015. The two-hour session was aimed at training the users on The South Asia Archive (SAA), English Historical Documents (EHD) and sharing information on how to get published in a journal.

It was a packed hall with over 250 participants, including the Vice Chancellor, Head of Departments, academicians, faculty, research scholars, librarians, and students.

Vice Chancellor for the Allahabad University, Professor Farooqi, inaugurated the session and said,

"The South Asia Archive will lend itself a lot of value for the research students and I am very happy that we have invested in this product. I have personally gone through the archive and I know that we are on the right track."

The value of archive content in academic research

The Value of Archive Content in Current Academic Research

'Archive content' can simply be defined as artefacts from the past. This content appears in many forms, such as documents, photographs and recordings, all of which represent former discoveries and offer a background to past research findings.

Often a reliable source of primary research, archive content documents significant historical findings, providing a level of accountability to current research. In this digital age, why is older research still valuable in university teaching and relevant to present-day research?

Archive content provides transparency of findings through time, giving researchers a unique opportunity to uncover early research and track developments. Early records ensure research continuity, preserve historically significant information and secure academic knowledge for future generations.

Read the full article in Research Information’s Viewpoint.

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Celebrating National Libraries Day at the Bodleian Library

Celebrating National Libraries Day at the beautiful Bodleian Library

To celebrate National Libraries Day 2015, the Taylor & Francis Library Team offered ten lucky librarians the chance to tour the world-famous Bodleian Library in Oxford. We asked UK librarians to complete a short library quiz - and lots of you fancied your chances of winning!

On Tuesday 10th March 2015, we welcomed the winning librarians outside the beautiful Bodleian. The guided tour showcased the 15th Century Divinity School, Convocation House and Duke Humfrey's mediaeval library, which was a fascinating experience.

First opened to scholars in 1602, the Bodleian is the largest university library in the UK. In its reading rooms, generations of famous scholars have studied through the ages, among them five kings, 40 Nobel Prize winners, 26 prime ministers and writers including Oscar Wilde, CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien.

It was lovely to meet all the lucky librarians in such a renowned and remarkable library!

To book a tour of your own, visit:

Taylor & Francis ignite - National Library Kolkata, India

Explore the latest issue of IGNITE, our Librarians’ newsletter for South Asia!

Are you interested in learning the inspiring work of Dr P.Y. Rajendra Kumar, Director General, National Library of India, Kolkata? Or would you like to discover our lessons in office renovation and leadership? You’re in the right place! Issue 6 of IGNITE is available now, and is jam-packed with news from Taylor & Francis India, Library & Information Science discoveries and intriguing library facts from South Asia!

Explore IGNITE today!

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Library Lantern's March issue has arrived!

Read the latest issue of the Library Lantern to hear about the snowstorm, pizza party and great guest speakers at ALA Midwinter, read Librarian and Editor interviews and discover where you can find us later this month!

Look out for some good news about Taylor & Francis eBooks, learn the latest updates on Taylor & Francis Online and uncover the challenges of discoverability.

We also invite you to tell your story with Library Voices, our collaboration with the global library community that aims to capture stories from academic librarians around the world!

Explore the latest issue of the Library Lantern today!

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UKSG Announces the 2015 John Merriman Award Winner!

Congratulations to Katherine Rose, Information Systems Librarian from Regents University London, who is the winner of this year's Merriman Award!

The Award supports innovation in library strategy, providing the winner with the funding to attend the 2015 NASIG the North American Serials Interest Group) Conference in Washington DC.

Taylor & Francis proudly sponsors the John Merriman Award. Ian Bannerman, Managing Director at Taylor & Francis has said,

"The UKSG and NASIG conferences provide invaluable learning and networking opportunities for librarians, publishers and agents. The connections made at such events are essential in times of change, so I'm pleased that by sponsoring the Merriman Award, Taylor & Francis can help maintain vital links within our community."

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