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Case studies revisited
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Applying the learning from past experiences Recently I was drawn to a blog post highlighted by Kirsty Newman (who tweets as @kirstyevidence) – “We overvalue new writing” by @EpicureanDeal. This emphasized the importance of recognizing our information luxury in being able to easily draw on previous writing, blogs and journalism “Time, location, and dry rot play no role in the storage and retrieval of digital works archived in gleaming photons and electrons”. It goes on to say we shouldn’t place all our focus on what is newly produced.

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Bangladesh: A country with huge publishing potential
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Nafiz Zaman Shuva is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Information Science & Library Management, University of Dhaka and the President of Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers (BAYR). He is the Managing Editor of the Journal of the Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers (JBAYR) and The Eastern Librarian Let me talk about publishing opportunities in Bangladesh. If you take a look at the list of journals available on Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL), you can see that universities and research organizations in Bangladesh are publishing a good number of journals each year. Without the BanglaJOL project it was extremely difficult to find out about the journals published in this country. BanglaJOL provides a single place to find, read and download articles.

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Bangladesh: A country with huge research potential
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Nafiz Zaman Shuva is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Information Science & Library Management, University of Dhaka and the President of Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers (BAYR). He is the Managing Editor of the Journal of the Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers (JBAYR) and The Eastern Librarian Bangladeshi researchers are continuously struggling to ensure their presence in the world of research.  Being a faculty member of the University of Dhaka (the largest and oldest public university in Bangladesh) and being the President of Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers (the only national youth research and development association), Bangladeshi authors and researchers are always sharing their experiences with me. These experiences have raised issues such as: the University of Dhaka is still unable to offer relevant information resources, especially online journals and e-books, to faculty members and students; we are also unable to offer a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service … Continue reading

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What caught our eye last week
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There are a fair number of links making their way into our inboxes on a daily basis and we pass them on as often as possible, but listing and linking to them all would create a monster of a post. Still, we do love to share — so, we’ve put together a small selection of some of the more interesting links we came across last week. Enjoy! David Wojick (The Scholarly Kitchen) posted ‘Please use whole names on scholarly articles’ which looks at how referencing academic articles using the surname(s) and initials (or partial names) can lead to some confusion, particularly in China. SciDev.Net’s Syful Islam looked at the budget cuts to research science and research alongside the hike in atomic energy allocation in Bangladesh. Sir John Daniel and David Killion’s article in the Guardian ‘Are open educational resources  the key to global economic growth’ examines how using Open Educational … Continue reading

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