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What goes around, comes around

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A brief history of copying Once upon a time, we had manuscripts and these were copied by hand. Then in the 18th Century James Watt started reproducing documents by means of a copying press. Then [moving swiftly on…] Xerox provided us with the photocopier and the print industry’s collective worries about copyright ballooned. As the […]

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Working across boundaries: online resources and licencing – part 1

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At FAM12 – Broadening Horizons in November 2012, Andy Powell hosted a panel session with four lightning talks titled ‘working across boundaries’ that covered: Back to basics with licencing terms Licencing and accessing research information from a publishers perspective Providing walk-in access to e-resources Giving access to digital library resources for students taught by collaborative […]

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RAPID (RAPTOR Informing Decisions)

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This is a guest post from Richard James and Chris Franks, Infrastructure Systems Administrators at Newcastle University, on the RAPID project. At FAM12, we gave a short presentation summarising our experiences with Raptor and made recommendations to any institutions about to start using it. Raptor, developed by Rhys Smith and Phil Smart at Cardiff University, […]

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Report from FAM12 – Broadening Horizons in Federated Access Management

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This is a guest post from Andrew Brown, Collections Services and Systems Manager at Swansea University. On 6 November I attended FAM12 in Birmingham. This year’s theme was ‘Broadening Horizons’ which was reflected in the range of topics and speakers on the agenda. First up was the keynote speaker, Kaylia Hamlin, perhaps better known as ‘Identity […]

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