Libraries

A Stand Against Wikipedia

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Middlebury's history professors, as a department, tell students they can't cite the popular (and not always accurate) Web encyclopedia.

Broadening the Bush Library Debate

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Archivists see dispute at SMU as chance to focus attention on whether presidential libraries are losing access to key documents.

University Presses Take Their Stand

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Group tries to outline how open access would affect scholarly publishing -- and pushes to include monographs in the discussion.

Open Up, Mr. President!

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New bill would nullify Bush's 2001 restrictions on the release of presidential documents.

Bill Advances to Reverse Bush on Documents

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Full House of Representatives could vote soon to overturn executive order historians and archivists say has hindered research.

Librarians Tackle Information Illiteracy

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Small liberal arts colleges join the growing movement to deal with limitations of students' research abilities.

Standing Up for Open Access

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After complaints from MIT faculty and others, engineers' group rethinks policy that limits transmission of materials on an online database.

2 Models for Digitizing Collections

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Google announces major expansion of its library project, bringing on 12 universities; Emory takes another approach.

An Alternative to Google

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Coalition involving Amazon.com seeks university libraries looking for a different way to digitize collections.

When 'Digital Natives' Go to the Library

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College and university librarians got some unconventional advice Saturday: Play more video games.

At a packed session for academic librarians attending the annual meeting of the American Library Association, in Washington, the topic was how to help students who have learned many of their information gathering and analysis skills from video games apply that knowledge in the library. Speakers said that gaming skills are in many ways representative of a broader cultural divide between today's college students and the librarians who hope to teach them.

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