Using and Exploiting Knowledge and Information is one of the top-level categories in the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB). It involves combining information skills, information content and knowledge to meet the needs of the user community, for example researchers, academics, communities, individuals, businesses or government. Includes providing enquiry and search services, research, data mining, bibliometrics, abstracting and promoting collections.
The PKSB is your map of the knowledge and skills in the library, information and knowledge professions. Use it as a self-assessment tool for professional development and to demonstrate your unique skill set to employers. It is also a framework for skills analysis, staff training and development plans.
Copyright law gets the upper hand - how contracts can no longer remove many rights users have in UK copyright law
Reviews of how changes to contract law protect copyright exceptions from override by contract, with use rights such as research, quotation, parody and particular uses within a library context.
A collaborative project to introduce iPads as a therapeutic resource at Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership highlights the valuable role that library services can play alongside clinical and non-clinical departments, explain Kal Dhanda and Emily Johnson.
It’s a conundrum. Digital scholarship can readily be defined by the use of technology to support the access, retrieval and application of knowledge – but that’s only a fraction of the story.