Maarya Rehman with over a decade of experience with libraries talks about the importance and need of libraries, even in the digital age, and how they serve as a good third place. Maarya began her career in libraries over 18 years ago, developing stock, information services, and programmes for public libraries across London. In 2015, she moved to Pakistan to open two libraries for the British Council, in the cities of Lahore and Karachi, as well as a nationwide Digital library. The British Council libraries in Pakistan aim to bring the best of UK culture and library provision to a new audience in Pakistan. Maarya studied Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
How to accelerate economic growth with digital skills…
After a difficult year in 2020 due to the pandemic, the tech recruitment market bounced back in 2021. Demand for and hiring of tech professionals are on the rise again, as are salaries, which have reached — or even overtaken — pre-crisis levels. Remote work and hybrid organisations are the norm in a very large number of tech companies in Europe, and the freelance market has continued to grow.
EdTech is now an essential feature of a well-developed national technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system, put into the spotlight by the COVID-19 pandemic.
EdTech is transforming how people engage with learning, enabling people to access, and companies to seek, both learning and work opportunities removed from the physical location of the institution or company.
Transparent peer review aims to restore trust in the integrity and fairness of the peer review process.
The peer review process is an integral part of scholarly publishing, designed to evaluate the importance, validity, and originality of a paper. There are five peer review models currently in use, all with various benefits and drawbacks. Transparent peer review is a relative newcomer and not widely used at present, but it has grown in popularity and is becoming an increasingly popular choice. The question is—why? This blog post takes a closer look at the transparent peer review process, its rise in popularity, and the challenges journals, reviewers, and editors face with this model.