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Thursday, October 22, 2020

On behalf of the member institutions of both our associations, we are writing to the publishers and service providers of the publishing industry about the 2021 subscriptions and renewals of electronic resources and databases.  We want to make the industry aware that universities, schools, industries, and libraries worldwide are facing significant budget cuts for the next fiscal year as a result of the  COVID-19 pandemic, and that library subscription is an area that is being looked at for potential savings.  To assist libraries and institutions in this possible financial crisis, we request that you support them by reducing prices in 2021. We greatly appreciate such generous gestures already extended by many publishers and vendors, and honestly expect a similar approach from the rest.

Christine Mackenzie, FALIA
President International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Charles Eckman,
President International Association of University Libraries (IATUL)

22 October 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Special Interest Group for Metrics and Research Impact
Word Cloud Research Impact Things

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) Special Interest Group - Metrics and Research Impact (SIG-MaRI) invites you to review, reuse, and share with your colleagues a self-paced professional development programme, IATUL Research Impact Things, available openly under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license.

In the last few years, we saw libraries across the world take on key roles in driving research initiatives, leading to the creation of research support positions and the role of liaison librarians also shifting. The IATUL SIG-MaRI recognised the lack of formal training and development programmes to upskill staff transitioning into research support roles. It has been, and still is a challenge faced by many SIG-MaRI members.

IATUL member institution the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Library launched the 10 Research Impact Things in 2019 which aimed to develop foundational skills in research impact across the Library based on the bibliometric capabilities framework. The IATUL SIG-MaRI formed a project team led by Curtin...

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
IATUL Director's Summit 2020 Innsbruck
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol, Austria

The University and State Library Innsbruck cordially invites you to the IATUL Director's Summit on November 4th and 5th. This year the event will take place online. The theme of the Director's Summit 2020 is Sustainable Crisis Management in Libraries.

The Corona pandemic still has a firm grip on our daily lives. Scientific institutions such as university libraries are also affected.
We have therefore placed this summit under the motto of sustainable crisis management in libraries. The online meeting will focus on the competencies and strategies libraries will need in the future in order to be prepared for crises and remain flexible in case of emergency. It will also be about how we can maintain or even expand library services.

An exciting programme featuring local and international speakers is now available.