November 28, 2015

How Librarians Can Help Widen Access to Research – Live Chat Round-Up

The Guardian’s Higher Education Network held an online chat yesterday that discussed the library/librarians role in advocating and providing access to research. Other topics including open access and the role of the 21st century library were also talked about.

The roundup provides comments from:

  • Ann Rossiter, executive director of Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL)
  • Jane Harvell, head of academic services at the University of Sussex library
  • Natalia Madjarevic is the research support services manager at LSE
  • Martin Wolf, humanities faculty librarian at the University of Liverpool
  • Julie Allinson, digital library manager at the University of York
  • Jo Webb, deputy director of library and learning services at De Montfort University
  • Kevin Lalor, head of the school of social sciences and law at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
  • Monique Ritchie, research librarian at Brunel University

Direct to Full Text of Live Chat Round-Up

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