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Top trends for libraries in 2019

Academic libraries are constantly developing to ensure they can best support the changing needs of their students. As 2019 approaches, we’ve scoured the research from this year’s Charleston Library Conference to put together the biggest topics librarians around the world are working on right now. Read on to find out why technology, data, and early-stage research will play an integral role in the new year. 

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What to pack for your next conference

When you’re about to go on a trip, you know what you need to pack – passport, clothes, and other essentials. When you’re traveling to a conference, however, it’s even more important that you remember to throw a few essentials into your luggage before you jet off. Read on to make sure you’ve covered all bases before your next conference: 

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A researcher’s guide to networking at academic conferences

Being a great scholar doesn’t always mean that you will be a great networker. Academic conferences can be extremely hectic and make you feel alienated and nervous. Despite how it may seem, many of the attendees feel the same way. It takes courage to step outside of your comfort zone and establish connections. Even if you aren’t a natural at networking, taking the proper steps can help you feel confident and prepared when the times comes for you to talk about your research.

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What’s in store for the future of academic publishing?

Jan Reichelt knows the academic publishing industry inside out. In 2008 he cofounded academic social network and reference management tool Mendeley, overseeing the growth of the platform after its takeover by publishing giant Elsevier in 2013. As such, he’s one of the few who has experienced the inner workings of a traditional scientific publisher firsthand and has built a tech company that’s shaping the publishing industry from the outside. We talked to him to find out out how he sees scholarly publishing evolving in the future, what he believes are the biggest challenges facing researchers today, and what his newly launched venture is.

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