RLUK Bulletin2020-02-13T13:05:55+00:00

RLUK Bulletin

  • A framework for thinking about the ‘new normal’

    It wasn’t long after the shutting of our physical library buildings that everybody’s thoughts turned to the future and what rapidly became the new cliché – ‘the new normal’. The realisation quickly came that while we could go back to a pre-Covid normality we [...]

  • Back to the future: reflecting on the Libraries of the Future

    In any time of accelerated change it is tempting to look forward and imagine what a future world will look like. A constant theme of the past couple of months is that ‘nothing will be the same again’, the view that there have been [...]

  • Running an online workshop with the ADN

    As the Covid-19 pandemic has upended what we know to be business as usual, RLUK, like many other organisations, has explored different ways of working that will allow us to continue to support and engage with our members and the wider community. For the [...]

Universities will cancel publisher deals if they don’t respond to current financial pressures warn major sector bodies

A price freeze on journal subscriptions will not be enough to avoid UK researchers losing access to key academic content, warn [...]

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Sector news

cOAlition S develops “Rights Retention Strategy” to safeguard researchers’ intellectual ownership rights and suppress unreasonable embargo periods

Publishers commonly require authors to sign exclusive publishing agreements which restrict what authors can [...]

Jisc and Universities UK call for publishers to reduce their fees to maintain access to essential teaching and learning materials

The Universities UK Jisc content negotiation strategy group is calling on major academic publishers to seek [...]

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