December 22nd, 2014

Moving from JustGiving to JustGoing: Reflections from a volunteer

Deborah Pentesco-Gilbert is a Wiley colleague who recently travelled to Cameroon with the charity Cricket without Boundaries.  Below, she reflects on her time there and reminds us why it’s important  not just to give, but to get involved. ‘Tis the season where many of us are asked, and indeed many of us dig into our…

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Societies Research Libraries December 19th, 2014

How AuthorAID offers you the chance to be a mentor

At this time of year, many of us turn our thoughts to how we can make positive changes in our lives and the lives of others. Some of us long to provide practical help and support, but feel we lack the necessary skills or time commitment. For experienced researchers, editors and librarians there is a…

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Libraries December 17th, 2014

Holiday gift ideas for your favorite librarian

Last week we shared a list of holiday gift ideas for academics, but we couldn’t stop there, so here we bring you a list for the librarians in your life. And, we need to offer special thanks to librarians Amanda Rust and Hillary Corbett of Northeastern University, who contributed great ideas to this list.   1. …

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Societies December 16th, 2014

Santa’s lessons for societies and associations

You can blame it on my inner child, but when city sidewalks – busy sidewalks, in fact – are dressed in holiday style, it’s impossible not to let the thrill of the holiday season seep into every aspect of life. And with only a couple of days left until the Big Guy makes his magical,…

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Societies Research Libraries December 12th, 2014

Holiday gift ideas for your favorite academic

Fear not, there’s still time to shop for the academic in your life and we’ve got you covered with the gift ideas below. 1. For the Proud Chemist Does the chemist in your life have a favorite element? She can declare it to the world with Element T’s! 2. For the Modern Historian Now your…

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Societies Research Libraries December 10th, 2014

Publishing and ethics: what’s all the fuss about?

We hope that you and our other readers – editors, scholars, researchers and practitioners from the multidisciplinary communities we serve – are finding the Second Edition  of our publishing ethics guidelines to be even more useful than our First Edition.  These new guidelines are significantly different, and the world is changing rapidly. So we’d love you…

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Societies Research Libraries December 9th, 2014

Innovating open at Mozfest

In late October, more than sixteen hundred developers, science buffs, and Open Web advocates converged on the Ravensbourne campus in South-East London to kick off MozFest, a hands-on festival dedicated to envisioning and creating the future of an open, global web. MozFest, now in its fifth year, began as a small, community-driven gathering with an…

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Libraries December 5th, 2014

Online purchasing just got easier with the Wiley Online Library Bookstore

For some time there has been a need to develop an online store designed for the use of institutional customers – to facilitate the purchase of our online library products. We were pleased to begin offering this service earlier this year, through the Wiley Online Library Bookstore. The Bookstore provides Institutional and Library Account Administrators…

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