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The Role of an Editor

I found it an interesting experience when Taylor & Francis asked me for a blog posting about the role of an editor. Even though I have been editing academic journals (Health Information and Libraries Journal (1998 – 2004) and New Review of Academic Librarianship (2004 to date) for a while I had never reflected on […]

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Cyberchondria

The importance of this paper arises in light of the increasing frequency for consumers to approach online sources about symptoms of illness, a process that has previously been described as ‘Cyberchondria’. Critics are increasingly questioning the quality of interactive health information in ‘The Age of Risk’. Research in this field is often concerned with a […]

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CIM Honorary Research Fellow interviewed by Brazilian newspaper

Dr Graham Walton, Head of Planning and Research in the Library, had the honour of being interviewed by ‘O Globo’ when he was in Rio de Janeiro this August. ‘O Globo has over 1 million readers and is the major Brazilian national newspaper. Areas covered in the interview were the increase in digital information, the impact on […]

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The 4th International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2014)

The International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2014) will be held in Madrid, September 5-8, 2014. The IC-ININFO 2014 is the fourth in the series of this annual international event. The IC-ININFO is an initiative of the Department of Library Science and Information Systems of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, and Chair of the […]

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Making an impact – one researcher’s experience

Back in 2013 LISU was commissioned by UKSG, in collaboration with Jisc, to investigate the impact of Web-scale discovery systems (WDS) on the usage of academic resources in the context of UK higher education information services. The focus of the project was to provide an evaluation of the impact of WDS on content usage, as […]

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Living in the Digital World

When embarking on the inaugural blog for the newly created Centre for Information Management (launched 1st August 2013), I wanted to reflect on how the digital age plays a pivotal role in our lives as we hurtle along the digital highway. I also wanted to reflect on how it compares to preceding decades and what lessons […]

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