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Gaining altitude

After learning to fly a plane, and then teaching German business executives to speak English, London Info International’s Philip Ditchfield also worked in pharma and publishing sales

Revealing the silver lining

For academic libraries, the future is cloud-based. Here, Scott Livingston, OCLC’s executive director for market strategy, shares his outlook – while we look at a new community project to develop a cloud-based library services platform

Alternative assessment

As the scholarly publishing world adopts altmetrics, the ways in which the data is used are developing fast, reports Rebecca Pool

Dealing with diversity

Publishing platforms are the true drivers of digital content within the scholarly industry. Tim Gillett gets up close

London calling

The scholarly publishing community will descend on the ExCeL Centre for a two-day event in December, writes Clive Snell

Open access: at what cost?

As scholarly publishing edges closer to open access, industry players are devising radical ways to cut costs. Rebecca Pool reports

A brave new world

Is discoverability ready to take on the challenges of interdisciplinary research, data diversity and more? Rebecca Pool finds out

Share and share alike?

At the 11th International APE Conference, a prestigious industry panel discussed whether the academic sharing economy adds value to the scholarly ecosystem. Tim Gillett reports

World-class ambitions

After 20 years in financial services and the IT sector Paul Feldman is now chief executive of Jisc, the UK higher, further education and skills sectors' not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions

Taming Twitter

As the number of social media users sky-rockets, can researchers catch the data fallout? Rebecca Pool finds out

What's next for peer review?

Six industry figures give their take on recent developments in the world of peer review, and some predictions for the years ahead

Getting the measure

Interest in bibliometric data in the library community is probably growing more rapidly now than at any other time in its history, writes David Stuart

Smoothing the workflow

Content databases are continually evolving to support research libraries and researchers, writes Sharon Davies

A different design

The relentless rise of mobile device use in scholarly publishing is triggering platform developers to review website design, says Rebecca Pool

A belief in collaboration

WIth a background in mathematics and an early career developing software applications, Ella Balagula now leads the Engineering and Technology Solutions business within Elsevier's R&D Solutions group

Online growth leading the way

Brawijaya University Library, Indonesia, is undergoing rapid change to keep up with technology, writes Nicola Bacon of ProQuest

Rocky road to open access

As open access policies come into force, UK higher education institutions are racing to meet the mandates. Rebecca Pool reports

New platforms; new challenges

Innovation is essential for any academic or professional publisher wishing to survive in today's fast changing information ecosystem, writes David Stuart

'A taste for openness and change'

Daniel Hook founded Symplectic in 2003, alongside three fellow PhD students. Several years later the company was noticed by Nature Publishing Group, which was in the early stages of planning Digital Science. That lead to an investment in Symplectic and the start of Hook's relationship with Digital Science, where he is now managing director

From documents to data

The rapid growth of digital information has led to rising interest in new approaches to information retrieval and discovery, writes David Stuart

Global challenges, local knowledge

From the environment to gender studies, there is plenty of research taking place across Africa into issues that impact local people. Sian Harris looks at some of the challenges and opportunities for the continent's researchers

Female researchers

Researchers face many challenges but in some places these challenges can be more pronounced for female researchers because of additional cultural and other pressures. Four researchers who joined INASP staff at the recent Gender Summit Africa meeting in South Africa share their stories

African pride

South African journal publisher NISC is proud of its strapline "Publishing Africa's Research", says managing director Mike Schramm

Online resource enhances Botswana research

Naniki Maphakwane, library manager at Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning, describes how ProQuest has been working with the Botswana Libraries Consortium to provide valuable research tools

Transition time for HSS

Sharon Davies discovers some of the recent developments, challenges and emerging trends around Humanities and Social Sciences research

Repository revolution

As institutional repositories evolve, library publishers and university presses worldwide are using the systems to publish research papers and more. What will be the impact on traditional publishing models? Rebecca Pool investigates

Long live the MOOC

As digital technologies re-shape traditional teaching methods in higher education, the MOOC is finding its feet, reports Rebecca Pool

Rising metrics need to go deeper

Interest in new metrics to demonstrate the impact of research has grown rapidly over recent years, and shows no sign of slowing down,writes David Stuart

Scholarly searching

In the world of academic publishing, what does discovery really mean?
Seven key industry figures offer their opinions

Information should become 'central to global development'

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) deputy general secretary Stuart Hamilton will be speaking at this year's CILIP Conference. Here he talks about how information will shape global development goals and how information professionals the world over can shape their communities

Open Data Spotlight for researchers

Digital Science recently hosted the first in a series of Open Data Spotlight events. Here, we find out what open data means for researchers. By Nicko Goncharoff, director of publisher relations and head of knowledge discovery

Enhanced connections

The last few months has seen a range of events in the world of scholarly publishing. Here, we catch up with some of the key discussions

Digital desires

With libraries worldwide adopting more and more e-books, publishers are getting to grips with giving readers what they want. Rebecca Pool reports

Platform for a revolution

Technology plays a key role in how we search and use information. Sharon Davies finds out about some of the recent developments, challenges and emerging trends surrounding publishing platforms

Olympia calling for London Book Fair

The London Book Fair will take place at London's Olympia from 14 to 16 April, with a packed programme of events in the academic STM and professional publishing theatre

Is there a library-sized hole in the internet?

David Weinberger is senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and has been instrumental in the development of ideas about the impact of the web. Shortly before his recent keynote presentation at OCLC's EMEA Regional Council Meeting in Florence, he spoke with Sarah Bartlett

Bridging the research knowledge divide

Sue Corbett is executive director of INASP, an international development charity that supports developing world researchers through information access and availability, training in research writing; support of indigenous publishing activities and training policy makers in the use of research in policy

EuropeanaTech 2015: Review

In February, professionals from the cultural heritage and tech communities gathered in Paris at the National Library of France for this year's EuropeanaTech conference. Imogen Greenhalgh and Gregory Markus report