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Back to the future?

Posted by Becky Hartnup on February 18, 2020

photo-of-man-using-laptop-3182770Sometimes it feels as though you have to take a step backwards in order to move forwards. An idea that can be particularly daunting when it’s your career that you’re stepping away from. 

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Are you keeping an eye on the health of your metadata?

Posted by Saskia Watts on February 10, 2020

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Territorial rights, BISAC/BIC codes, comprehensive pricing – these three metadata elements are often overlooked by content providers in the VitalSource systems. So let’s break them down one by one.

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The pick and mix of UK league tables

Posted by Becky Hartnup on February 06, 2020

accomplishment-ceremony-education-graduation-267885Which is 2020’s top UK university?  

According to The Times Higher Education World Rankings, released early last week, Oxford University once again takes the top spot. However, THE tables now jostle for attention among other providers such as The Guardian University League Tables, The Complete University Guide (CUG), and the Good University Guide (GUG). In contrast to THE, all three of these positioned Cambridge University as their number one. 

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Metadata is more than a buzzword

Posted by Saskia Watts on January 27, 2020

working-pattern-internet-abstract-1089438Metadata. That buzzword that’s been bandied around the publishing industry for several years now. After what initially seemed like an easy fix, it’s clear that both best practices and where to focus one’s efforts have become stumbling blocks.

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How would you choose a university?

Posted by Becky Hartnup on January 15, 2020

Frustrated student at laptopThe start of the New Year is a busy time for Britain’s A-level students.

The main deadline for UK university applications is January 15th. And for students across the UK, it is the culmination of soul searching (and googling) to put together their shortlist.

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