Category Archives: Libraries

Faculty Atttitude Survey

A group called the Ithaka S+R has released the latest survey in its assessment of academics’ “practices, attitudes, and needs”.  Check out that 2012 US Faculty Survey here. Although the survey is 79 pages in its entirety, the findings are … Continue reading

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Capitol Records v. ReDigi Decided!

Capitol Records v. ReDigi, a court case revolving around whether people can sell their used  iTunes tracks through ReDigi has been decided at the district court level. “No, siree” is the answer Judge Sullivan gave. Read a more detailed discussion … Continue reading

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Scholarly Communication Librarian

I had the chance to share my thoughts on the role of a scholarly communication librarian in a health sciences library recently. These are the slides I used to talk on that topic. As a side note, I always think … Continue reading

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Kirtsaeng v. Wiley Decided!

Kirtsaeng v. Wiley has been decided! Read the ruling hot off the Supreme Court press this morning! Yes, the opinion is 74 pages. But don’t be discouraged! You can get everything you need to know about the background of the case … Continue reading

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A Sporadic Update

Remember this post? It is now two months and 25 days from the day I’ve posted that, and as everyone knows, 2 months & 25 days since the last update is the perfect time to do a new update. So … Continue reading

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Freedom on the Wings of PDA

Suppose that a librarian is convinced (no thanks to the previous post I had) that he wants to select books that will have a higher probability of being used within, say, the next five to 10 years than the current … Continue reading

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There is Only Use.

From Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s Planned Obsolescence, we find these words numerous libraries, already straining under the exponentially rising cost of journals, especially in the sciences, managed the cutbacks [in budgets] by reducing the number of monographs they purchased. The result for … Continue reading

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