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In Issue 72 you will find the following feature articles:

Digitisation and e-Delivery of Theses from ePrints Soton - Julian Ball and Christine Fowler describe the partnership between the University of Southampton’s Library Digitisation Unit and its institutional repository for digitising and hosting theses.

LinkedUp: Linking Open Data for Education
- Marieke Guy and colleagues describe the activities carried out by the LinkedUp Project looking at the promotion of open data in education.

Realising the Potential of Altmetrics within Institutions - Jean Liu and Euan Adie take a look at the growing presence of altmetrics in universities, and consider some of the potential applications.

Shared Repositories, Shared Benefits: Regional and Consortial Repositories in Japan - Takeo Ozono, Daisuke Ueda and Fumiyo Ozaki describe the work of the ShaRe Project and its influence upon the development of consortial repositories and the benefits they have brought to Japanese institutions.

Images from the Open Education Handbook booksprint in Marieke Guy and colleagues' article LinkedUp: Linking Open Data for Education

In addition Issue 72 carries an event report as well as a book review.


Editorial Introduction to Issue 72

The new editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 72.

Open Access and Research Conference 2013: Discovery, Impact and Innovation

Paula Callan, Stephanie Bradbury, Sarah Brown, Philippa Broadley, Emma Nelms and Christopher Hart report on Open Access and Research 2013 which focused on recent developments and the strategic advantages they bring to the research sector.

Book Review: Digital Dieting - From Information Obesity to Intellectual Fitness

Kevin Sanders examines Tara Brabazon’s latest analytical work which investigates the proliferation of low-quality information in the digital realm and the issues of excessive reliance on social tools for learning.

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Readers are invited to contact Ariadne if they are interested in reviewing the book Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums: How to clean, link and publish your metadata by Seth van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh. Publication details: Publishers: Facet Publishing, June 2014; paperback; 224pp; 978-1-85604-964-1; £49.95.

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Visualising Building Access Data

Gary Brewerton and Jason Cooper describe how the imposition of visitor access control for safety purposes was developed into a useful management tool to measure library building usage.

Developing Adaptable, Efficient Mobile Library Services: Librarians as Enablers

Lizzie Caperon describes how library resources can be targeted towards effective mobile services as mobile devices become increasingly prevalent in Higher Education.

Book Review: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fiona MacLellan reviews the third edition of Peggy Johnson’s text focusing on a key area for libraries: collection development.

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