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INASP and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) work in partnership on the Publishers for Development (PfD) initiative. The annual PfD conference is a forum bringing together key scholarly publishers with developing-country researchers, librarians and academics. PfD encourages dialogue between these parties, promoting a greater understanding of the unique challenges they face, while encouraging mutually beneficial, cooperative working relationships and practices. In this blog post Neil Johnson from the ACU talks about the organization’s new Research, Knowledge and Information Community, and how the ACU’s work in fostering cooperative relationships forms the basis for its involvement in PfD. The university library is a vital part of every academic institution. This central repository of academic work, research outputs and data, and published information is essential to ongoing research. Without access to this knowledge the academic process would be impossible. Despite this, the library is often misunderstood, overlooked, and undervalued – often considered … Continue reading