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Informa Healthcare journals - now available on Taylor & Francis Online

If you subscribe to Informa Healthcare journals, you can now access them on Taylor & Francis Online and you should already have received emails from us with details about how to activate your access to these journals on their new platform.

We are dual hosting during August and, from 1st September, the Informa Healthcare platform will redirect to Taylor & Francis Online. We've put together a handy FAQ to help you through the transition. If you have any questions our support desk is on hand to help at support@tandfonline.com.


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Taylor & Francis Library Roadshow in Italy

In June 2015 the Taylor & Francis team visited Rome and Turin to meet with librarians and deliver two roadshow events. These events provided a forum for discussion amongst librarians from different institutions, to share experiences and establish what challenges they face and how they see their roles evolving in the coming years.

The theme of these events was 'The Future of Librarianship' and interactive sessions throughout the day focussed on key topics including the emergence of open access publishing, eBooks and how to use social media to promote your library and engage with patrons.

Librarians attended from a variety of institutions including:
- American Academy in Rome
- Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria
- Ministero dei beni e dele attività culturali e del turismo
- Politecnico di Torino
- Università di Roma Sapienza
- Università di Torino

Many thanks goes out to our presenters:
Alessandra Zorzi, Direttore presso Biblioteca di Area Scientifica, Universita' Ca' Foscari Venezia
Dr Ezio Tarantino, SBS Sistema Bibliotecario Sapienza, Sapienza Università di Roma
Dr Elena Giglia, Information Specialist, University of Turin

If you are interested in organizing a library roadshow in you region, please get in touch at kate.shanahan@informa.com.


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Maney Publishing joins Taylor & Francis Group

Oxford, 22nd June 2015

Taylor & Francis Group has acquired Maney Publishing. Maney's high-quality portfolio consists of scholarly journals in Materials Science and Engineering, the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Health Sciences. Maney's book series will also be joining Taylor & Francis Group.

Taylor & Francis Group is now working to ensure a smooth transition for Maney's books and journals, and will keep all partners and customers fully briefed as plans develop.

Leon Heward-Mills, Global Journals Publishing Director, comments. "We are looking forward to integrating Maney's journals into the wider Taylor & Francis Group portfolio. Many of Maney's titles are published in partnership with societies, universities, and institutes and we are especially keen to welcome these new partners."

More information about Maney Publishing is available here: http://www.maneyonline.com/


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Supporting the Library Community in the Middle East

Taylor & Francis were proud to attend the 21st Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Special Libraries Association, Arabian Gulf Chapter in March 2015.

This conference brought together library stakeholders from across the Arabian Gulf, the Middle East, North Africa and beyond, and took place at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

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The conference theme, "The Internet and Positive Change for Librarians and Information Professionals: Creating Real Future Impact", stimulated positive discussions around current and future changes in libraries.

Watch this video to discover more about library trends in the Middle East, as well as how Taylor & Francis work with and support the library community in the region.


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Read the latest Library Lantern issue right here!

In our June issue of the Library Lantern, you can read all about our visit to the 15th anniversary of the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge, the addition of Altmetrics to our journals platform, and the inaugural World Education Research Yearbook.

We also share our views on why archive content is so valuable in current academic research, bring you free access to Library & Information Science articles and challenge you to take our test on libraries in fiction.

Enjoy Juneís Library Lantern issue today!


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Who's talking about research? Altmetric now on our journals platform

May sees the addition of Altmetric data to Taylor & Francis Online and Cogent OA, enhancing the article metrics currently available on both journal platforms. Added to all journal articles published since January 2012, Altmetric data will offer users a more complete picture of how people are engaging with research articles from Taylor & Francis Group, whether via traditional or social media, blogs or online reference managers.

Visitors to Taylor & Francis Online and Cogent OA will be able to click on the Altmetric badge and see the underlying mentions from newspapers, magazines, blogs, social media, and policy documents, as well as comments on post publication peer review sites. Altmetric track mentions of over 5,000 research articles a day, with one mention seen on average every two seconds.

As one of the first publishers to implement Altmetric's recently released updated details page design, Taylor & Francis Group users will benefit from its enhanced functionality and the addition of new features such as a summary tab. From the tab, users will be able to see bibliographic information, demographics for Twitter and Mendeley, and simplified 'score in context' information. Alerts are also more prominent, so authors (and anyone else) can keep track of every new mention of an article, via a daily email summary.

For all articles published after January 2012 data is viewable on Taylor & Francis Online and Cogent OA within each journal's table of contents, on individual article pages, and (on Taylor & Francis Online) for all authors within their My Authored Works account.


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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 Indiaís 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."


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