Libraries

Google Who?

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Despite legal roadblock in Google Books project, libraries might soon benefit from other digital search-and-retrieval services.

Missing From the Stacks

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Illinois librarians say deep ethnographic research is the best way to learn how to serve Latino students.

Libraries' Digital Direction

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PHILADELPHIA -- Most college library directors would order print books removed from the library if there was a robust and trustworthy way to provide access to electronic versions, according to a new study released today by the nonprofit Ithaka S+R.

Wielding Wikipedia

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Librarians at U. of Houston are using the popular online encyclopedia to boost traffic to their digital holdings.

Calibrating Students' B.S. Meters

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Showing students how to read critically and formulate research queries is part of the teaching function of college libraries. But how do you teach students to read critically that which has no text?

That is the challenge Frances May, an adjunct librarian at the University of North Texas, took on when she decided to adapt her library’s orientation program to meet what she sees as a growing demand for “visual literacy” among today’s college students.

Faculty No Longer

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Librarians at a Texas community college district chafe as new hires are deemed professional staff instead of faculty.

No Room for Books

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U. of Denver's plan to remove 80 percent of volumes from its library upsets some professors and renews debate over how best to store and share information.

Archiving the Web for Scholars

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As the Internet becomes an increasingly important source of material for academic research, librarians try to preserve "ephemera of the Web."

A Hole Lot of Books

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U. of Chicago library, running out of shelf space, devises a solution that doesn't involve shipping books off campus.

The Encyclopedia of Babel

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Wikipedia has been growing in authority -- and a new paper shows that scholars are studying and citing it, as well as writing for it. Scott McLemee hits "view source."

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