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The humanities, public engagement and the academic library

The humanities, public engagement and the academic library

Despite healthy enrolments, the perception that the humanities have been undergoing a ‘crisis’ is well founded. Government and private support for the humanities is in decline even though the humanities are highly valued by society. […]

Jul, 11
3 ways that social media can benefit researchers

3 ways that social media can benefit researchers

As the Geocaching Librarian Andrew Spencer pointed out  in his post Can you hear us?, most Australian university libraries are looking to expand their services to support researchers, including assisting them to develop their social media […]

Jun, 27
flux and change in scholarly book publishing

flux and change in scholarly book publishing

There is no doubt that the digitisation of information has radically changed the way scholarly information is published and disseminated.   The impact on the Australian scholarly book publishing industry is a particularly interesting area to […]

Jun, 15
altmetrics: using social media to measure research impact

altmetrics: using social media to measure research impact

It is becoming increasingly important for academic researchers to demonstrate the impact of their research in order to secure funding and positions. The humanities have been wary of traditional methods of measuring research impact such […]

Jun, 07

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