International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries

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IATUL provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to librarianship in universities across the world. It also provides library directors and senior managers with an opportunity to develop a collaborative approach to solving common problems.
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IATUL Seminar 2016
Linking Up: Cooperation Strategies in Academic Libraries, 24th–26th October 2016, University Library of Bozen-Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy)

University libraries cooperate not only with other libraries but with a variety of other partners including institutions from inside and outside their own university as well as experts and organisations from the public sector and from the private sector. The seminar focuses both on fundamental aspects and on the prerequisites and pitfalls of cooperation projects.

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Campus Support Systems for Technical Researchers Navigating Big Data Ethics.

Complex data sets raise challenging ethical questions about risk to individuals who are not sufficiently covered by computer science training, ethics codes, or Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The use of publicly available, corporate, and government data sets may reveal human practices, behaviours, and interactions in unintended ways, creating the need for new kinds of ethical support.

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 Pay It Forward: Investigating a Sustainable Model of Open Access Article Processing Charges.
As the global open access movement continues to grow and evolve, the question of whether a wholesale shift of the scholarly journal publishing system to “gold” open access is a viable way forward is of increasing interest. In such a shift, all journal publishers would make all scholarly articles freely available to readers, with authors or their institutions paying to publish their work when required by the publisher, rather than readers paying to read it.

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