Open access: everyone has the right to knowledge

By Bertil F. Dorch

Traditionally, knowledge breakthroughs and scientific discoveries are shared through publication in academic journals. Peer-reviewed and highly competitive, careers are made and broken on the number and impact of these publications. With the complex, long-standing hierarchy of journal ranking, scientific publishing is … Continue reading Open access: everyone has the right to knowledge

I Am Music Lover

By Anne Helle Jespersen

International conferences form an essential part of IAML’s (International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres) activities. They take place annually, each year in a different country. Here, you can read a personal report from the 2018 IAML Congress, which was held 22-27 July in Leipzig, Germany. [In Danish] … Continue reading Continue reading

The sharing authorships for mutual benefit comes at a price

By Charlotte Wien

Not long ago, the journal ‘Nature’ claimed that a new world record regarding the number of authors of one scientific article. The old record was about 3000 authors, but a recently published article had 5154. This was the culmination of a development that has been going on for the past 100 years, but since the 1990s it has accelerated, and there has been an explosive increase in the number of authors, especially the science, science and health sciences. [In Danish]
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Maintaining one’s​ balance in a world of scientific openness

By Charlotte Wien & Bertil F. Dorch

The lack of 'openness' in research is a central theme in almost any discussion about research dissemination. Openness is something most people dealing with research is in favor of call on others to take care of. For those who speak is rarely the researchers themselves, but others stakeholders, such as the research libraries, software manufacturers who want to sell technical solutions, networkers who want to create infrastructure or university administrators, , That will increase the research visibility and accessibility.[In Danish]
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One library to rule them all?

By Charlotte Wien & Christian Elmelund-Præstekær

OPINION. A newly appointed working group is going to look into potential advantages of merging some of the large research libraries in Denmark. A professor and an SDU head of department are skeptical. Why is the Ministry of Culture dominating a working group that deals with research libraries? [In Danish]
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We are not a pastoral care room

By Charlotte Wien

Libraries: Last week’s announcement from CEPOS about the role of libraries in maintaining unemployed in unemployment was received with a chilling wonder at my workplace, University of Southern Denmark. But you have to grab your own well and ask: Has the library itself has been good enough to inform the public what the modern library does and what tasks it solves and for who? [In Danish]
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Highlights from REN RESEARCH

By Lotte Thing Rasmussen

The differences and similarities in research viewed from a journalistic and librarian angle. That was the main topic at the conference “REN Research – Nordic Researchconference 2017” in Oslo were three board members from Mediegruppen Danmark. The conference also included many relevant search tips as well as an insight in the very different ways metadata is handled in different Nordic media companies. … Continue reading Continue reading