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Peer review needs to include data and code (if applicable) review. Data librarianMiddle manager
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More background reading books for A-level / BTEC level 3 students so they are not just relying on the textbookCampus Librarian: AndoverOther
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Diversity: in characters, COVER MODELS, & authorsSchool librarianMiddle manager
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Commission at a Larger Rate for Illustrators and WritersLibrary ManagerMiddle manager
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Remember that many universities are teaching-led and although research is important, our first commitment is to our fee-paying students. We need content that is created specifically for students.Senior Manager, ContentSenior manager
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More than ever we now need you to understand the that the Library and its services are being pulled into all areas of the changing University environment in the UK and we are being asked to provide content for these services (academic skills, student support, researchers services etc.) Head of Library Academic Services and Special CollectionsSenior manager
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Please stop dumbing down young teen novels by incorporating sex and swearing gratuitously. School Librarian Middle manager
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Don't change the title of a journal. I have had instances where the words in the title have simply been reordered and where the title has changed back to its original again after a couple of years. A lot of frustration and work is made with all the record changes.Senior Library Services AssistantAdministrative / clerical
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I would like to see more innovation and risk taking from publishers as we transition to a digital world. It strikes me that many publishers are failing to take advantage of the opportunities offered by emerging models of content creation, delivery and consumption and are letting librarians down with their lack of ambitionUniversity LibrarianSenior leader / Director
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Celebrate and promote more BME, female, disabled, and LGBT authors, particularly in STEM subjectsSubject Liaison Librarian (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics)Other
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More is not always better. Instead of constantly introducing new journals and spreading the research landscape thinner and wider, focus on the best publications and consider how they can evolve in the new publishing landscape. Focusing on doing a few things WELL is more cost-effective than trying to do more and more, so costs will be more reasonably controlled, making it more likely that libraries can commit to retaining subscriptions to your smaller pool of better journals. Scholarly Communications LibrarianMiddle manager
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Single-blind peer review is the way to go. Data librarianMiddle manager
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There may be significant interest in you digitising your backlist/out of print titles (e.g. to facilitate print withdrawal)Academic Engagement Librarian for the Arts and HumanitiesOther
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More highly illustrated non-fiction for hi-lo readersSchool librarianMiddle manager
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Adults with learning difficulties need books at the appropriate level with images of adults in them and not childrenLRC ManagerSenior manager
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Adapt or die, provide value for money Senior manager
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I am always looking for FE level content in land-based subjects (agriculture, horticulture, countryside management).LibrarianOther
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Print books - please don't make them so big that the students can't carry them (better broken into volumes), please don't make them so flimsy that they do not stand on shelves, and please don't make them so fragile that they become tatty quickly! Acid free paper is always best, in terms of book life-span. And do make sure materials are sourced sustainably: good both for you to advertise to us, and for us to advertise to our users.Academic Liaison LibrarianMiddle manager
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Compensate your academic authors fairly, don't exploit themSubject Liaison Librarian (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics)Other
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hosting charges for databases are like key money for retailers...we need micropayments...Librarian, Humanities Social Sciences law and musicSenior manager
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Don't fear the changes in scholarly communication - it's an opportunity for innovation and partnership, not a time for fear. Associate DirectorSenior manager
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There needs to be a better answer to the textbook problem.Resources ManagerSenior manager
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Could you not do false new editions?LibrarianSenior manager
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Publishers spend too much time developing their own adaptive learning platforms rather than creating interactive standalone texts that people could actually use. Content is being held to ransom by platforms that institutions can't afford.eTextbook Service CoordinatorSenior manager
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We need more resources (magazines, books and ebooks) for vocational FE students - especially motor vehicle and constructionCampus Librarian: AndoverOther
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Stop using the journal impact factor Research Policy ManagerMiddle manager
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Imbue Your Ethos with Radical Social ResponsibilityLibrary ManagerMiddle manager
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for vocational courses please publish something other than course textbooksLRC ManagerSenior manager
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More discussion and looking at options of making a database document available for purchase for e.g. reading lists. Eresources managerMiddle manager
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Perhaps the lucrative nature of academic publishing is changing and publishers need to move with that - they can't expect institutions to keep past income levels for publishers of journals at the expense of everything else. What's the next model of offer?e-learningOther
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Whether e or in print we really need content that appeals to, and is accessible for, FE students.LibrarianOther
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