Librarians in Canada. Predatory publishing and more. Mario Coffa interviews Jairo Buitrago

🇨🇦Welcome to Canada!!!

Thanks to the precious availability and professionalism of Jairo Buitrago, we were guests of this wonderful colleague and country, Canada! We talked about libraries but also about a very particular theme, that of predatory publishing and you will find everything in the article entitled “Librarians in Canada. Predatory publishing and more. Mario Coffa interviews Jairo Buitrago”.

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How Do Our Lungs Work?

The lungs are one of the most vital components of the human body. They are used every second of the day and without them, we would die in 4-6 minutes.[…]

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Here’s how we can provide better eye care for the world

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This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration ofThe European Stingwith theWorld Economic Forum.

Author: Princess Ifeoma Ike, Public Health Optometrist/CEO Princess Vision Eye Clinic Limited Abuja, Nigeria and Global Shaper, Abuja Hub, & Konrad Pesudovs, Professor of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

  • Uncorrected poor vision is the world’s most widespread disability.
  • Although 75% of all blindness and visual impairment is treatable, there is a lack of access to eye care in many societies.
  • To meet global health goals, the world needs 14 million optometrists.

The pandemic has shown the world that we do not have enough healthcare professionals to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population, now or in the future. Blindness and visual impairment are more than just health issues, as vision is generally not on the priority list for many countries…

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Take Ownership of Your Career – Planning for Progression

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Research staff are valued members of our research community. Often the ‘engine room’ of a research project, you help to deliver complex projects in a demanding timeframe to meet funder requirements. When considering your next project, post or role, you might hold aspirations to build on your career in academia, as a researcher or academic, or you might want to explore opportunities to progress in a different direction or sector. Whatever plans for the future you have, taking ownership of planning and exploring the options and experiences open to you are key. Over the coming months we will be sharing with you a range of resources, tools and events that can support you to take ownership of your career, the first of which is through your PDR.

The annual Performance and Development Review (PDR) offered to every member of staff is a key opportunity for you to engage in a…

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A Narrative CV for Universities?

Narrative CVs for researchers are being piloted all over Europe with the latest such announcement being made by UKRI. The idea is that instead of assessing researchers based on quantitative indicators (citations, publications, income) or lazy shortcuts (which university they went to, who they collaborated with), they are instead assessed on a qualitative description of their actual contribution to scholarship: to knowledge, to the development of others, to the research community and to society itself. Yes, a researcher might include some indicators in their narratives (‘100% of my work is open access’ for example), but the overall approach is descriptive, not quantitative…[…]

Both are from Ambo, Oromia, Ethiopia to Africa

ሁለቱም ከአምቦ ፤ ኦሮሚያ፤ ኢትዮጵያ ናቸዉ ለአፍሪካ

  • ሎሬት የአፍሪካ ህብረት መዝሙር ግጥምን የፃፉ እስከዛሬም እየሰራ ነው
  • ያዴሳ ደግሞ የአፍሪካ ህብረት አርማን አበርክቶዋልበአለም ደረጃ ከተወዳደሩት 116 ተወዳዳሪዎች አሸናፊ ሆኖ ነውየአፍሪካ ህብረት መዝሙሩ ግጥምም እንዲ ይላል…

“Let us all unite and celebrate together

The victories won for our liberation

Let us dedicate ourselves to rise together

To defend our liberty and unity

O Sons and Daughters of AfricaFlesh of the Sun and Flesh of the Sky

Let us make Africa the Tree of Life

Let us all unite and sing together

To uphold the bonds that frame our destiny

Let us dedicate ourselves to fight together

For lasting peace and justice on earth

Let us all unite and toil together

To give the best we have to AfricaThe cradle of mankind and fount of culture

Our pride and hope at break of dawn.”

By:- Laureate Tsegaye G/Medihn

What’s the State of Free Expression on Campus?

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75 years of research on human diseases in 1 minute

Number of research articles (in Pubmed) per year for 500+ human diseases. You can generate your own animation in our website

7 Reasons Why Pinterest Should be Part of Your Marketing Strategy in 2022

Pinterest is a powerful tool for generating new traffic and leads. It’s a place where people find great products, inspiration, and solutions to needs.

Brands and businesses can connect with their customers organically on Pinterest. Research proves time and time again that it’s one of the most effective marketing platforms available…

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