Libraries

More institutions consider ending their 'big deals' with publishers

An increasing number of universities are ending, or threatening to end, bundled journal subscriptions with major publishers.

Faculty, students and alumni object to moving UT Austin's fine arts collection off-site

Moving thousands of scholarly treasures out of the fine arts library at UT Austin has faculty members riled. Should a maker space and other meeting areas replace the stacks?

Louisiana State takes disagreement with Elsevier to court

Louisiana State University takes Elsevier to court in an attempt to settle a disagreement with the publisher about its $1.64 million contract.

Study: Library directors moving ahead with plans to rethink libraries

Study finds library directors are moving forward with big reorganizations plans, but they also may be struggling to communicate those plans to administrators and faculty members.

Arizona State U library reorganization plan moves ahead

Arizona State, known for rejecting norms of traditional campuses, will invest more than $100 million in its library, seeking to serve the campus and a growing online student body.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites academe to collaborate on future of libraries

Massachusetts Institute of Technology issues an invitation to publishers, researchers and universities to collaborate on a vision for the future of libraries.

Q&A with author of book on how librarians can better serve higher education

New book explores how academic libraries can shape their services to better serve higher education -- and what librarians should do to make it happen.

Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy

A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.

Rethinking the library proves a divisive topic at many liberal arts institutions

Library directors at liberal arts institutions are losing their jobs as they clash with faculty and administrators over the future of the academic library.

Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair use

Federal appeals court rejects a "one-size-fits-all" rule for determining fair use, but proponents see a broader endorsement of the legal concept in higher education.

 

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