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Taylor & Francis India at the 17th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking

Taylor & Francis India at the 17th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking

From 9th to 11th December, Taylor & Francis India attended the 17th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking (NACLIN). The conference was inaugurated by the former President Shri A.P.J. Kalam and over 400 delegates attended this great library event.

The conference focused on latest trends in libraries and how open access, social media and other changes in libraries are forcing librarians to think of bringing about a paradigm shift in their thinking process. The libraries today agree that they are moving towards becoming digital in form with every passing day.

Taylor & Francis India presented on open access, the social media survey, our entire product range and carried out a Taylor & Francis Online training session. NACLIN provided us with an excellent opportunity to interact with the librarians of different institutes across the country.

For more information on the NACLIN conference, visit http://www.naclin.org/.

Library Lantern newsletter now available

Library Lantern's December issue is here!

A lot has happened at Taylor & Francis over the last couple of months - we've released the white paper, 'Use of social media by the library', attended the Charleston Conference and hosted workshops and events across the globe.

In the latest Library Lantern issue, we share all this exciting news with you, as well as bring you an interview with the editor of Psychology Revivals, uncover the history of NetBASE and let you know where you can find us in early 2015.

Explore the Library Lantern's final issue of 2014. We look forward to catching up with you in the New Year!

Taylor & Francis slogan writing competition winner

Read the Taylor & Francis News Bulletin here!

We've created a short bulletin to keep you up-to-date on the latest Taylor & Francis news. We bring you information on Taylor & Francis India's 10th anniversary celebrations, how-to guides on tweeting your research and enhancing your articles with supplemental material, and articles by the Editors of Strategic Analysis, South Asian History and Culture and Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society.

Read the newsletter in full here.

Taylor & Francis slogan writing competition winner

And the WINNER of the Taylor & Francis slogan writing competition is...

Mr Shanker Sengupta, Librarian, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. His winning entry is:

'The Library... adding life to your years'

The Taylor & Francis Group launched a slogan writing competition on the occasion of Librarians' Day 2014, celebrating the 122nd birth anniversary of Padmashri Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan on 12th August. We invited librarians from across South Asia to participate and received over 300 entries.

Our panel of judges felt that Mr Sengupta's entry stood out amongst the 300 entries on libraries for the simplicity of the message and the concise form in which it was presented. The slogan encapsulates the essence of a library and how it broadens our knowledge base and makes us live longer - both philosophically and physically!

Congratulations Mr Sengupta. Your quote now finds the place of honour on our specially designed t-shirts!

Taylor & Francis and Jisc Collections: Open Access offset agreement

Taylor & Francis and Jisc Collections: Open Access offset agreement

Taylor & Francis have reached agreement with Jisc Collections to provide UK libraries with a renewed and refreshed deal for access to research published in Taylor & Francis journals.

Following extensive discussions with Jisc, RLUK, and in consultation with the wider UK library community, for the first time the deal includes an offsetting agreement for articles published on an Open Access basis.

Find out more.

White Paper - Social Media use in libraries

New white paper from Taylor & Francis explores social media use in libraries

72% of librarians feel that social media is important and 88% think its importance will grow in the future. Find out why in the latest white paper from Taylor & Francis.

This white paper provides an overview of current practices relating to the use by libraries of social media, from a world-wide perspective, against which institutions can benchmark their activities and be inspired to try new approaches.

Explore the findings today and discover how librarians are using social media, the most useful social media tools, and the best applications for these tools in a library setting.

Ignite newsletter

Read the latest issue of IGNITE right here!

In Issue 4 of IGNITE, the Librarians' newsletter for South Asia, we bring to you an interview with Dr. Ishwar Goudar, who turned the Mysore University Library into a library of the future with one of the highest usage statistical growths ever recorded.

There is news on acquisitions, research from across the globe and viewpoints on social media. There are wins, congratulations and celebrations. Taylor & Francis India is hosting the annual roadshow in Bangalore in November, so we have picked 11 cafes in Bangalore for librarians to visit and explore.

Read Issue 4 of IGNITE here!

Further information for Swets customers

In light of the recent announcement by Swets & Zeitlinger Group BV regarding their bankruptcy, we want to provide an update to anyone who currently uses Swets as their subscription agent as we head into the 2015 renewal season: Update for Swets customers

Transition of Landes Bioscience journal content to Taylor & Francis Online

On October 31, 2014, the Landes Bioscience website will be redirected to the Taylor & Francis Online journals site, tandfonline.com. All journal and article content on this site is being replicated on Taylor & Francis Online, and will appear on the site between October 20-31. Journal and article pages will be redirected to their equivalent pages on tandfonline.com. No new journal content will be loaded to the Landes site after October 17, 2014. All articles published after that time will be published directly to tandfonline.com.

Subscriptions to Landes Bioscience journals have been enabled on Taylor & Francis Online. Subscribers not gaining access automatically will be encouraged to contact our Customer Services team at Support@tandfonline.com to assert access. Usage statistic reports from the Landes Bioscience site will be available while the site is still live (before redirects go in place). After October 31, usage statistics for the Landes Bioscience site may not be available.

Important information for Swets customers

We have contacted all customers who have previously used Swets & Zeitlinger Group B.V. (Swets) as their subscription agent with the following note: Important information for Swets customers.

Social Media use in the library: Announcing the winners from our survey prize draw!

Congratulations Keith Berthrong, Rhonda Donald, and Denise English, who, for completing our survey on social media use in the library, each won $100 worth of Amazon vouchers.

The purpose of the survey was to inform our white paper on how librarians are using Social Media, the most useful Social Media tools, and the best applications for these tools in a library setting. The White Paper will be released shortly and will be supplemented with a practical guide on using Social Media in the library, filled with tips, recommendations and case studies.

For more information on the White Paper, visit: White Paper: Social Media in the library- best practice

For up to the minute updates, keep watching us on Twitter: @LibraryLantern

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/

Welcome to the third issue of Ignite; the newsletter for librarians across South Asia

In this issue, we bring you news, events and trends from the country and across the world to savour. Let us introduce you to our award winning netBASE collection from the legendary CRC Press - with over 12,000 references in more than 350 subject areas.

Keeping in tune with the spirit of the Librarians' Day on 12th August 2014, we are paying tribute to two librarians in this issue, who have made us believe that librarians are no less than superheroes who have the ability to touch the lives of many people through books.

We also list for you 11 of our all-time favourite movies with librarians as our main heroes - saving the world, falling in love, teaching goodness and so much more!

Come with us for a guided tour of the Bodleian Libraries and listen to Richard Ovenden, the Bodley's librarian at the University of Oxford as he takes us through the objective behind the refurbishment project turning the New Bodleian into the Weston Library.

We also reveal to you the results of our 2014 open access survey and discuss what is shaping authors' attitudes, values and understanding of it and what they believe the future of research communication to be.

Issue 3 of Ignite is now available here. Happy reading!

Taylor & Francis hosts social media focus groups

Taylor & Francis hosted three focus groups on the use of social media in the library.

The first focus group took place at the India International Centre on 13th June. Many librarians felt that it was important to have a social media policy across all universities and that it should be made a part of the LIS curriculum. The attendees agreed to the need of specialized training to handle social media better and that having a social media expert in libraries would become imperative in the future.

Social Media Focus Group

The UK event took place at the University of Sussex on 23rd June. Key topics discussed included trends of social media in the library community, social media as a teaching tool, measurability and the future of social media.

The final focus group takes place in the Taylor & Francis Philadelphia office on 10th July.

Comments from each focus group will help to inform the white paper, which will analyse the challenges and opportunities presented by social media as a communication tool in the library.

Taylor & Francis participates in NACLIS 2014

Taylor & Francis participated in the National Conference on Library and Information Studies (NACLIS 2014) in Sri Lanka, Colombo on 18-21 June. The theme of the conference was 'Addressing future LIS challenges: through technology, innovation and research'. The two day conference saw participation from over 300 delegates across Sri Lanka.

Senior delegates and the key note speaker stepped forward to launch the second issue of Ignite. The issue features an interview with the co-ordinator for the Sri Lanka Consortium, a newly formed consortium that promises to reach out to its 15 universities with cutting-edge research from global publishers.

What are authors' attitudes to open access publishing in 2014?

At the beginning of 2014 Taylor & Francis asked authors to respond to a survey on open access. The survey asked authors a series of questions on their perceptions of open access; their attitudes, values and understanding of it; and what they believe the future of research to be.

The report offers some intriguing shifts in opinions, with responses from the 2014 survey placed next to those from 2013 to show how views have changed, and to what degree.

You can read the results of the 2014 survey here.

We'd love to hear your views on these findings. Tweet us @TandFOpen using #oasurvey2014

Twitter Party: Social Media in the Library

Taylor & Francis hosted a Twitter Party to discover how librarians use social media in the library and how they believe it will develop in the future. The findings from the Twitter Party will be consolidated with findings from focus groups and an online survey to inform the Taylor & Francis White Paper on the use of social media in the library.

Read the 'story' of the Twitter Party, created in celebration of Social Media Day.

Read a summary of the key findings.

Taylor & Francis Group LLC acquires Landes Bioscience

Taylor & Francis Group has acquired Austin TX-based publisher Landes Bioscience Inc (LBI). LBI's list of 50 journal titles cover a range of topics, including genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and biomedicine.

Kevin Bradley, President US Journals at Taylor & Francis says of the acquisition, "The Landes Bioscience publishing program covers an exciting range of specialist titles, many of which are focused on emerging areas of research. We look forward to welcoming the editors to their new home, where they will see their titles continue to flourish and to reach a wide audience via our extensive distribution networks and leading online platform."

Further information about Landes Bioscience

'Open Access and Society: Impact and Engagement' Seminar

Taylor & Francis, in association with ALPSP and the Academy of Social Sciences, is holding a free seminar on 'Open Access and Society: Impact and Engagement'. The seminar includes a welcome from Taylor & Francis' Global Publishing Director, David Green and sessions on 'The Evidence Base', 'Open Access and Policy' and 'Planning for Impact and Engagement'. Click here for more information on this event.

To register your interest for the seminar, which is taking place at the Hotel BLOOM! in Brussels on the 17th June 2014, visit bit.ly/tf-brussels. Taylor & Francis hosted this event in London earlier this month, and you can find out more about it here.

The Sri Lanka Consortium: a milestone achieved

Formed in 2014, the Sri Lanka Consortium promises to reach out to its 15 universities with cutting-edge research from global publishers. The formation of the Sri Lanka Consortium has been a giant leap forward for University Grants Commission (UGC) Sri Lanka.

Taylor & Francis Group is honoured to be a part of the Consortium and is committed to promoting academic excellence and high-impact research in universities. Dr Pradeepa Wijethunga, Coordinator for the Sri Lanka Consortium has said,

"We were looking for a friendly publisher who could provide tailored content to us based on a model that was the least expensive but provided maximum coverage. Taylor & Francis Group was one of our first choices for content."

Find out more in this month's librarians' newsletter for South Asia, IGNITE.

Interview with Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Taylor & Francis Group was given the opportunity to visit the prestigious Bodleian Library in Oxford, home to more than 11 million printed items, in addition to 50,000 e-journals. We interviewed Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian, to learn about the library's refurbishment project and special collections.

Read our May issue of Library Lantern to find out more.

Taylor & Francis Online implements CrossRef's CrossMark service

Taylor & Francis has implemented CrossMark, the version and update identification service from CrossRef, on its journal platform, Taylor & Francis Online. The CrossMark service helps users to navigate to the most recent version of a scholarly document, such as a book chapter, journal article, conference paper, or encyclopaedia entry.

It also has the benefit of illustrating a document's history by highlighting any amendments that have been made, including corrections, updates, errata, retractions and withdrawals.

For more information, please visit the Taylor & Francis Newsroom.

Share your views on connecting libraries and their end-users

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, has been running a Library & Information Science Author Rights pilot scheme that allows authors to post their peer-reviewed Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) to an institutional repository immediately after publication.

We have summarised the author rights pilot into an easily digestible Infographic to clearly explain the benefits you are entitled to which are represented by pictures and can be viewed at a glance:

  • Licenses
  • Green Open access Explained
  • Your rights as a copyholder

LISClick for more detail Tracy Roberts, Editorial Director comments:
"It is clear that the ability to upload articles to a repository directly after publication is a key concern for LIS authors. We are delighted to announce that we have now extended this pilot to the end of 2014 supporting research within this discipline, as well as affording us additional time to monitor the effects of this pilot study."

For further details on the pilot program, visit: http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/lisrights.asp

Knowledge on the move with Taylor & Francis' updated mobile platform

Taylor & Francis has launched an updated version of its mobile platform, offering an enhanced reading experience, improved navigation and search, social sharing, in-app purchasing, and easier institutional access for all those who visit Taylor & Francis Online using their tablets or smartphones.

For those accessing via their institution, it is also easy to 'pair' a device with an institutional login, meaning full access using their institution's subscription for up to 180 days, before needing to 're-pair'. For researchers trying to access articles away from campus this means they won't be frustrated by a paywall, wherever they are.

Share your views on connecting libraries and their end-users

How can we bridge the gap that exists between the library and the end-user to improve scholarly communication? To help us explore this question, please take several minutes to complete this survey on Scholarly Communication within the Library.

The results of the survey will be compiled into a presentation in which Taylor & Francis and The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina will co-present at the 29th Annual NASIG Conference, at 2:30 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Any respondent who completes the survey in its entirety will be entered in a draw to win a $100 USD Amazon Gift card. 3 winners will be selected. The survey will close on Monday, April 21, 2014. Terms and Conditions apply.

Publish your Open Access article with Taylor & Francis

For researchers, deciding where to publish their article can be a daunting prospect, especially if they choose to publish open access. Taylor & Francis has launched a new video, which explains why they should pick one of the many open-access options offered by Taylor & Francis Open and Open Select (the full and hybrid open-access publishing programs).

View the video on youtube.com

Free access to Library & Information Science articles from the ALIA journals until 30th April

Taylor & Francis Group is offering free access to more than twenty articles from two ALIA journals until the end of April.

Access top downloaded and editor recommended articles from The Australian Library Journal and Australian Academic & Research Libraries. The article 'MOOCs: The Challenges for Academic Librarians' was a most read article in 2013.

The collection of articles is also available via Twitter @LibraryLantern.

2014 John Merriman Award Winners Announced

Taylor & Francis Group is the proud sponsor of the John Merriman Award, giving two successful recipients the opportunity to attend the UKSG and NASIG Conferences.

David Walters, Digital Assets Officer (Information Resources) at Kings College London, has won a place at the 2014 NASIG Conference, which takes place in Fort Worth, Texas, this May.

David says, "The Merriman Award is a fantastic opportunity and I'm delighted to be this year's recipient... I hope the NASIG and UKSG Conferences will extend my knowledge and provide platforms for the exchange of ideas and scholarly communication."

Acquisitions Librarian at the University of British Columbia, Kathleen McGrath, will attend the UKSG Conference in Harrogate in April.

The winners will write about their experiences in the NASIG Newsletter and UKSG eNews.

Taylor & Francis India Celebrate 10 Years 2004-2014

2014 marks the tenth year for Taylor & Francis India. Backed by a 216-years legacy of high quality content, Taylor & Francis India caters to academic, professional and textbook markets, successfully merging local expertise with global networks in South Asia. Today, India is the third largest market for Taylor & Francis, after the US and UK.

Alongside being one of the leading publishers of online journals and ebooks, Taylor & Francis is one of the largest social science publishers in the world. Publishing on South Asia forms a large part of this program and is complemented by the Indian publishing program Routledge India Originals (RIO).

Another important resource in the area is the South Asia Archive, which encompasses millions of pages of valuable research and teaching materials, providing online access to documents ranging from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century. Find out more at www.southasiaarchive.com.

Visit the Taylor & Francis India website

Taylor & Francis hosts library workshops at the University of Central Florida

On 25 and 26 February, Taylor & Francis hosted a library-centric workshop and internal publishing event at the University of Central Florida's John C. Hitt Library. Around 60 librarians and faculty from the UCF and other universities across Florida combined attended these events.

The library workshop showcased Taylor & Francis products and the TFO platform. The workshop also included a panel discussion given by 7 UCF subject librarians and faculty guest speaker, and included a presentation on Open Access. The internal event for UCF faculty and librarians hosted on February 26 involved a presentation on best practices on how to get published in a Taylor & Francis journal. Throughout 2014, Taylor & Francis Group plan to host further library workshops across different regions across the Americas.

Taylor & Francis: Supporting the future of online scientific research with JournalMap partnership

In the online era, access to electronic content has never been easier yet the ability to discover academic information on specific places or topics is still hindered by current search technologies that rely on keywords, topics, text, and authors – concepts of cataloging and searching that date back to the late 1800’s.

It was this frustration that led US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) ecologist Jason Karl to his eureka moment JournalMap. Working with the web application developers at The Other Firm, Karl has developed a unique search application that provides a unique and satisfying experience to users seeking science papers based upon research study locations and physical site variables.

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The winner of the sponsored place at the i2c2 Conference has been announced!

Maria O'Hara, Acquisitions and Discovery Officer at King's College London, has won the sponsored place at the i2c2 Conference this March. Read how she feels about winning:

"When I found out I'd won the competition I was extremely pleased and more than a little bit puzzled. I don't normally apply for conference places like this because you assume such places are awarded to super-librarians with a magical ability to write personal statements which avoid all references to face paint. This just goes to show how wrong I was. I decided to go ahead and apply because this sounded like the most interesting conference I've ever come across and now I actually get to go! So if you see something you're interested in just go for it - if you aren't in, you can't win."

Routledge Journals extends its Library & Information Science coverage

Taylor & Francis Group is pleased to announce that three titles, Journal of Global Information Technology Management; Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research and Journal of Information Privacy & Security, previously published by Ivy League Publishing, are now to be published under the Routledge imprint.

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Taylor & Francis and Figshare - Making Research More Discoverable

Journal publishing moves another step forward today with the announcement of a partnership between academic publishers Taylor & Francis and Figshare, an online repository which enables researchers to securely host, publish and share all their research.

Authors who publish with Taylor & Francis journals will see their supplemental material in a new online format from today, as tables, datasets, filesets, videos and graphs become instantly viewable on Taylor & Francis Online, easily discoverable from search engines and quickly hosted on Figshare.

Read more

Taylor & Francis expands public access through Access to Research project

Access to Research, a pilot initiative to give free, walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK, launched yesterday with the support of Taylor & Francis Group. Through this service, library users will have access to articles published in over 1,100 Taylor & Francis-owned journals covering everything from Accounting to Zoology, as well as content from 16 other leading publishers.

Find out more

Taylor & Francis Online usage reporting updated to COUNTER4 standard

Read our factsheet for a quick overview of the main changes to Taylor & Francis Online Usage Reports

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Routledge acquires three leading Library & Information Science titles

The Taylor & Francis Group are pleased to announce that three highly established and influential titles, Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services; Serials Review; and The International Information and Library Review previously published by Elsevier are now to be published under the Routledge imprint.

Routledge, the largest global publisher in Social Sciences has a strong presence in the field of Library & Information Science. These journals will widen the forum for the international exchange of ideas and experiences among the library community.

Read the Press Release

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Taylor & Francis launch a new White Paper on facilitating discovery of free-to-view online content

The increasing amount of free-to-view online content poses a significant challenge for today's librarian in facilitating discovery.

Potentially such free resources could be of great value for education purposes - teaching, learning and research - but how do librarians determine the value of all these online resources when 'free' doesn't necessarily mean easy to find?

Taylor & Francis recently conducted research via focus groups, telephone interviews and a survey (eliciting over 500 responses) to explore librarians' opinions on the availability and usefulness of free online resources - the results of which are now being released in the form of a White Paper.

Read the Press Release

Taylor & Francis Group attends the 59th ILA International Conference

On 22-24 February 2014, the Taylor & Francis Group Marketing and Sales teams in India attended the 59th ILA International Conference. The conference was held at Mahatama Gandhi Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, and discussed 'Managing Libraries in the Changing lnformation World: From Surviving to Thriving'.

The academic presentations provided participants with a good understanding of the current research in the library circles. The ILA Conference also gave Taylor & Francis Group the excellent opportunity to interact with librarians of various institutes across the country.

Taylor & Francis Group at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2014

Taylor & Francis Group participated in the New Delhi World Book Fair 2014, held at the heart of India - New Delhi, from 15-23 February 2014. This year represented the completion of Taylor & Francis India's 10 years of operations.

The World Book Fair is the one of the largest fairs in the world and always sees a huge footfall. The inauguration of the event was done by Hon'ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. With over 1100 exhibitors and over one million visitors, the Fair hosts the largest community of booklovers in the world.

Taylor & Francis Group displayed over 600 books and the complete product range of Journals & Online Resources, and also ran constant presentations on Open access, netBASES and other online products.

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South Asia Archive - Free 30 day Trial!

The South Asia Archive is a new, fully searchable digital archive encompassing over five million pages of valuable research and teaching materials, providing online access to documents ranging from the mid-18th to the mid-20th Century. The documents in the Archive are truly interdisciplinary, reflecting the varied range of knowledge production in colonial and early post- colonial India for students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences.

A free 30 day trial is available for your library. Please register your interest here.

Read more about the South Asia Archive

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