Libraries

Ideas to Shake Up Publishing

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Unusual study leads to proposals for university presses to collaborate, to broaden definition of "academic publishing," and to build online capabilities.

New Model for University Presses

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Rice's unique, online approach takes shape -- in part by collaborating with traditional presses that can't afford to release books they believe have merit.

Publishing and Values

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Anthropology association's decision to leave a university press for a commercial entity infuriates many scholars -- and raises questions about the future of scholarly societies and open access.

Open Minds, Open Books, Open Source

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Libraries are starting to embrace technologies developed in-house or by other universities. Will they eventually replace third-party vendors?

New Tool for Online Collections

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Open source software package allows libraries, museums and collectors to more easily archive, display and manage their online holdings.

SMU's Deal With Bush

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Despite the concerns of many of its faculty members and historians nationwide, Southern Methodist University agreed to terms Friday for becoming the home of President Bush's library and of an institute that will promote the president's views and that will not be controlled by the university.

Post-Microsoft, Libraries Mull Digitization

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After software giant announces end to book-scanning program, partner institutions consider the landscape, now dominated by Google and nonprofit efforts.

Research Methods 'Beyond Google'

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When "Google" has become a synonym for "research," how should faculty respond? And if the answer doesn't lie in musty books and stacks of journals, are libraries still part of the answer?

At Libraries, Taking the (Really) Long View

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Storing digital data is becoming more essential to the work of librarians, who are trying to think in terms of the next 100 years -- a virtual eternity in computer time.

Maelstrom Over Metadata

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A change in policy for how libraries can use and share online catalog data is causing a backlash among open-access proponents and some librarians.

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