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August 31, 2010 - 9:45pm
Before After Implements Strategic Vision Develops Strategic Vision Reports to a Top Academic Official Is a Top Academic Official Background in Technology Background in Education or Libraries Focus is on Systems and Technology Focus is on Le
August 31, 2010 - 9:38pm
This article brought back memories. My first administrative gig was at the same college where I got my first full-time faculty job, so I crossed over without switching institutions. That meant that former colleagues were suddenly on the other side.
August 31, 2010 - 9:30pm
Guest blogger, Karin Sarsenov, writing from Lund, Sweden.Summer is the blessed time for international conferencing, and for yours truly, this summer has been especially fruitful in this respect. At conferences, you are exposed to the difference between national and professional cultures ruling our interaction.
August 31, 2010 - 12:31pm
Remember Abbie Hoffman’s “Steal This Book!”? Transformed, “Watch This Video!":
August 31, 2010 - 4:15am
Okay, I know it's a naive question, but why did universities decide that their presses should be profit centers, or should at the very least make enough revenue to cover their expenses? Libraries aren't asked to make enough money to pay for themselves. Libraries and university presses both exist to further knowledge - so why the difference? Why do universities accept the idea that libraries cost money, but assume that disseminating research and sharing knowledge should pay for itself or even be profitable?
August 30, 2010 - 9:45pm
Netflix recently announced a new iPhone and Touch app that lets subscribers stream video over 3G and Wi-Fi connections. You can watch a quick video about the application from Netflix at this link.
August 30, 2010 - 9:22pm
A new correspondent writes:I am thinking of making a change in my career path. I am a non-tenure track, full time instructor, starting my 8th year in this job. While I enjoy my job and it is reasonably stable even in a terrible economy & job market, it is obviously untenable as a seriously-long-term career option. But I really like working in a University community and I want to find a way to stay in that environment.
August 30, 2010 - 9:00pm
Please, esteemed reader, bear with me. What follows is not an apology for textbook publishers: good, bad, or otherwise, students, faculty, and publishers all share various parts of the pain of the broken business model for college textbooks. Rather, what follows is an effort to explain why the business model is broken.
August 30, 2010 - 8:13pm
There have been some interesting posts on this blog lately about gender, weight, and photoshop (see the posts by Aeron Haynie, two by Susan O’Doherty, and by Rosemarie
August 30, 2010 - 5:45pm
President Obama, speaking on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, made the point that the scope of the disaster -- as opposed to the incident itself -- was clearly man-made.

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